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So, if life gives you lemon... make lemon cake! This simple lemon cake recipe is perfect for everyday baking and absolutely delicious!



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  • 125 g granulated sugar
  • 160 g self-raising flour and 1 tbsp for the tin
  • 125 g melted butter and a bit for the tin
  • 3 eggs ((beaten))
  • lemon (or zest of two if, like me, you like your cake SUPER zesty!)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 5/350°F).
  2. Butter and flour a rectangular cake tin.
  3. In a large bowl (or a blender), mix together all the ingredients.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 35-40 min or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Transfer to a wire rack (or a plate/dish large enough to accomodate your cake) to cool before slicing and serving on its own or with Greek yoghurt / ice cream / lemon curd / fresh berries...
  6. View the recipe instructions at Cake and Whisky

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