Feeling A Bit Tarty Perhaps?

Time for something lemony… Luscious Lemon cake.

Now this isn’t really a greedyboy recipe or a yeasty but it is a favourite!!

Nice and simple but chocka full of lemon zest and taste!!

Lovely, moist lemon cake

Its nice anytime of the day, morning, noon or night.

Not too sweet but not too tart:)

And easily eaten again and again……

So Lets get Zesty!!

You will need…..

3 cups of cake or pure flour

200g butter softened

1 & 1/2 cups of castor sugar


Zest of 2-3 lemons

3 eggs

1/3 cup of milk

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

Cream butter and sugar!

Place softened butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until creamy and pale.

Add in eggs, one at a time and mix well.

Grate the zest over the bowl, capturing the zest oils as well:)

Put all dry ingredients in a bowl and combine.

Stir in milk to buttery mix and then sift in dry ingredients, half the amount at a time.

Mmmmm cake mix…

Combine well but don’t go overboard on the mixing.

Preheat oven to 190 Celsius.

I like to use a loaf tin for this but you can use a cake tin, there is no right or wrong here.

Place mix into a well-greased and lined(bottom) on the loaf tin/ tin.

Place in oven for 45-55 minutes, until goldy brown or springs back upon touch:

Remove from oven and cool in tin .

When cool, remove from tin onto cake racks.

All ready to cool

Almost ready to ice 🙂

When cool, you can do three things!!

1) leave as is, maybe a dust of icing sugar.

2) make a lemon syrup and make it like a syrup cake:)

3) make a lemon icing as I have done.


2 cups of icing sugar

30g softened butter

lemon juice to mix from your zested lemons

All iced and ready to EAT!!

Sift icing sugar in a bowl and add in softened butter.

Add a touch of the lemon juice and mix till smooth and add lemon juice until the icing is the consistency that you want.

Some like it runny but I like my icing to stand up thick!!

Place or pour on the cake when cool, spread well and leave till it sets…

Then Slice a piece and ENJOY, ENJOY ENJOY!!!

Have a slice or three..

One thought on “Feeling A Bit Tarty Perhaps?

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