Lemon Sheet Cake

    25 minutes

    This is a lovely large flat sheet cake that divides well into kid size portions; it is that easy to make they could probably even help you make it.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 350g soft butter
    • 350g sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 2 3/4 cups (350g) flour
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 lemons, zested
    • Icing
    • 1 cup (185g) icing sugar
    • 4 tablespoons lemon juice

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
    2. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla sugar until fluffy. Add eggs. Add flour and baking powder then mix well. At the end stir in lemon peel.
    3. Spread on a greased baking tray and bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Let it cool.
    4. Stir icing sugar and lemon juice to make a cake covering. Cover the cake with it. Allow to set.

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    . Very yummy! Next time I would add the following steps to make the cake a bit more juicy: After baking take the cake out of the baking tin and stick a knitting needle about 3/4 through the cake all over the surface (be careful not to stick them all the way through to the bottom). Then pour a sirup of 100 g icing sugar and 100 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice on the cake. Put a baking sheet below as some of the sirup might go all the way through the cake. Use up 2/3 of the sirup. Then add another 100 g of icing sugar and use this as the lemon icing for the cake. Put in the fridge to cool. Enjoy!  -  26 Jun 2012


    This cake was a disappointment. I followed the directions exactly but it turned out very dry. The glaze is nice but considering the cake took six eggs as well as a fresh lemon and still was dry I will not be making it again.  -  11 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    really quick and easy to make and whole family loved it. I make my own vanilla sugar by sticking used vanilla beans into a jar of sugar and after a couple of weeks the sugar has a great vanilla taste. you can leave the beans in for a long time, even scraped out beans still have a lot of flavor  -  17 Oct 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)