Basic Lemon Cake

Basic Lemon Cake


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A very simple and straightforward lemon cake, perfect as the base for some fancy decorating. A good basic recipe for any occasion.


Serves: 12 

  • 2 1/2 cups (315g) sifted cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 125g butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 3/4 cups (400g) white sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/8 cups (280ml) milk

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Line two 25cm round pans with baking paper. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Measure sifted flour, baking powder and salt; sift together three times.
  3. Cream butter or margarine and lemon rind together. Gradually add sugar, creaming until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add sifted ingredients alternately with milk to the creamed mixture, a small amount at a time; beat after each addition until smooth.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

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