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 it’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 confectioners’ 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 confectioners’ 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.
    🙂 Mandy

  3. Sissi says:

    It certainly doesn’t look like a cake which stays untouched for days 😉 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 😀 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. One word…delicious!

  12. 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!!!

  13. 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

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

  15. Farida says:

    looks so fresh and delicious lemon cake

  16. 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… 😛

  17. Claudine says:

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

  18. 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?

  19. 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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