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Lemon cake

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Make this fresh lemon cake and decorate as you choose.  We have decorated this one for a special Dad.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 225g 8 oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 125g 4½ oz Butter (unsalted) cubed
  • 125g 4½ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 2 2 Lemon(s) finely grated, zest and juice
  • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range) large
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Lemon curd

For the icing

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Cream cheese
  • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 4tbsp 4tbsp Unrefined golden icing sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar
  • 3tbsp 3tbsp Lemon curd

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Grease a 7 x 11 inch tin.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Put the flour into a processor with the butter and blend together until the mixture forms into crumbs. Add the sugar, lemon zest and juice, eggs and lemon curd and blending until incorporated to the mix.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 225g 8 oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
    • 125g 4½ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 125g 4½ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 2 2 Lemon(s) finely grated, zest and juice
    • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range) large
    • 3tbsp 3tbsp Lemon curd
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes until the cake is risen and firm and a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    For the icing, mix together the cream cheese and butter in a processor until well combined. Add the sieved icing sugar and blend for just a few seconds.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200g 7⅛ oz Cream cheese
    • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 4tbsp 4tbsp Unrefined golden icing sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the cooled cake. Put 2 small plastic bags inside each other and spoon in the lemon curd. Twist the top and snip off a  tiny corner. Gently squeeze the bag to pipe letters and a message on top of the cakes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3tbsp 3tbsp Lemon curd