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15Total Time
20Prep Time
45Bake Time

Lemon Cake

2 Reviews

About the bake

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

15Total Time
20Prep Time
45Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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. Step 4:

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


    • 225g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 125g Butter (unsalted) (cubed)
    • 125g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 Lemon(s) (finely grated, zest and juice)
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range) (large)
    • 2 tbsp Lemon curd
  • For the icing

    • 200g Cream cheese
    • 50g Butter (unsalted)
    • 4 tbsp Unrefined golden icing sugar
    • 3 tbsp Lemon curd

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