Lemon Cake


Few ingredients, lots of flavor! I added a little bit of milk, it came perfectly moist.


• For the cake
250 ml self-raising flour
10 ml baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
125 ml butter (melted)
180 ml caster sugar
2 large lemons (juice and rind)
2 large eggs
1 pinch of salt

• For the glaze
125 ml sugar
1 large lemon juice
50 ml butter

1. Pre-heat the oven to about 180C/gas mark 4
2. Line a small cake tin with baking paper and butter
3. Sift all the dry ingredients together
4. In a separate bowl mix butter and sugar then add eggs one at a time beating in between each egg, lastly add the lemon rind and lemon juice together with the vanilla essence
5. Now finally add little bits of flour to the wet mixture and beat each time
6. Place in cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes depending on your oven
7. About 10 minutes before the cake comes out of the oven melt the sugar, butter and lemon juice together and pour over the hot cake

Source: http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/easy-lemon-cake-3165

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