Lemon Cake

September 26, 2010

I followed this recipe from home-made-cakes:


4 oz…110g self raising flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
4 oz…110g soft margarine at room temperature
4 oz…110g caster sugar
2 large eggs
Grated rind of a medium lemon
3 tsps of lemon juice

To finish:

Icing/confectioners’ sugar, lemon curd

Two 7 in (18cm) cake tins, at least 1.5in (4cm) deep, greased and bases lined with greaseproof/waxed paper

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 3, 170 deg C, 325 deg F.

This easy lemon cake recipe only takes a few minutes to mix. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Next, making sure you use soft margarine, simply add all the other ingredients to the bowl and beat them well. A hand-held electric mixer will give good results. The mixture should be wet enough to just drop from a wooden spoon when tapped on the side of the mixing bowl. If needed mix in 1-2 teaspoons of warm water to get the right consistency.

The mixture is divided between the prepared (greased and lined) tins. Bake on the centre shelf of the preheated oven for about thirty minutes, or until the top of the sponge is springy to touch.

Remove from the oven when cooked and allow to cool for about a minute. Carefully loosen the edges with a knife and turn the sponges onto a wire rack to cool. Gently, remove the lining paper and when cooled completely, spread lemon curd on the sponges and sandwich together. To finish, dust the top with icing (confectioners’) sugar if you like.

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