Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake as the name implies is a cake with a very strong lemon flavour, similar to a pound cake it is sweet, buttery and moist. This cake is also topped with a sugar lemon frosting that adds to the lovely lemon taste. My wife made this one and just saw it when I came home the other day, like any other cakes she bakes it is sort of a surprise as she never tells me what is she baking for the week. I had a slice of it after dinner together with some chamomile tea which is a really good pair for this cake, next day came after dinner I was looking for it and to my surprise itโ€™s all gone my wife and daughter have finished it all, well to be fair the recipe was really good and did not deserve a second day on the cake stand.

Ingredients (Cake)

3 cups flour
3/4 cup lemon juice
225g unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups white sugar
5 eggs
1/3 cup lemon zest
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup milk, warm
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt

Ingredients (Glaze)

2 cups confectionersโ€™ sugar, sifted
3 1/2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Using a hand mixer cream butter and 2 cups of sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add eggs one at a time while continuously mixing.
  3. Mix in the lemon zest.
  4. In a separate bowl, Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. In another bowl combine 1/4 cup lemon juice, milk and vanilla.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the lemon juice mixture, mix evenly then place on a greased baking dish.
  7. Bake in a 180C preheated oven for 50 minutes or until fully baked (always check the middle part).
  8. While cake is baking mix together 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup lemon juice in a sauce pan, cook in low heat until sugar is fully dissolved.
  9. Remove cake from oven, place it in a wire rack then let it cool. Once cooled down pour lemon and sugar syrup on top.
  10. Prepare the glaze by combining confectionersโ€™ sugar and the lemon juice in a bowl, mix until smooth. Pour on top of the cake then serve.

25 Responses

  1. yummy! it looks so nice…..each time i sees your post, its my tea break here… which makes me feel even more hungry!

  2. I haven’t had lemon cake for the longest time and I have 2 lemon trees in my front yard. Your picture is lovely.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Mandy

  3. Sissi says:

    It certainly doesn’t look like a cake which stays untouched for days ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would have never thought about pairing it with chamomile tea!

  4. peachkins says:

    I love lemon flavored anything!

  5. Some cakes behave funny sometimes, they mysteriously disappear:)

  6. Judy says:

    Most cake requests at our house are chocolate, until it’s my birthday and I get to choose, then it is lemon cake. Usually, a cake mix is used, but now I have a scratch cake recipe I can hand my daughter ๐Ÿ˜€ LOVE LEMON CAKE!

  7. Geni says:

    Looks so moist, thick and delicious. I wish I had a piece with my coffee right now.

  8. Food Photography says:

    The picture look delicious already. I wonder how was the taste like, would you mind send me some of it.. lol.. I would buy is seriously..

  9. Love the extra glaze on the slice!

  10. Meri says:

    lemon cake and chamomile tea? two of my very favorites? I want to make this right now!

  11. As I get older, I really love citrus even more and more. Lemon cake starts to win over chocolate cake. How strange as being chocoholic… Your picture just can’t go away from my head. I absolutely love it. I’m not a baker but I am going to save this recipe… I might make it very soon as I can’t stand not having a piece!!!

  12. Oh wow. I don’t even know what to say. That lemon glaze looks amazingly delicious. I don’t normally like yellow cake but I will eat this in a heartbeat

  13. The frosting is adding so much of taste into the cake. Simply love it Raymund.

  14. Farida says:

    looks so fresh and delicious lemon cake

  15. Claudine says:

    Hi what kind of flour did you use? APF or cake flour? thanks! Btw you have a wonderful site! I am a huge fan… ๐Ÿ˜›

  16. Claudine says:

    another thing. when do you mix in the creamed butter?

  17. Hello, this cake is delicious!!! Here’s a photo https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=412832938832280&set=a.357650184350556.1073741826.339267229522185&type=1&theater

    Can I, maybe, repost your recipe on my blog, on Croatian language and English as well? Of course, I will link to your site and give you the credits?

  18. Limadunia says:

    Could you please say how big is one cup? (in ml) We use metric here, and I would love to cook this recipe but it’s hard to get the measurement right. Thanks!

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