Lemon Sheet Cake

Lemon Sheet Cake


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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.


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

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