Tuesday, 23 April 2013

When life gives you lemons, bake a lemon cake!

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I had the most gorgeous lemon cake in a cafe at Betws Y Coed over the weekend, so lovely in fact that I decided to make one myself!
The recipe I used was found online, but I think I'll change it a little next time. 


125g soft butter
175g caster sugar
175g self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 large lemon grated rind of (I'd definitely use more next time!!)
65ml of milk

For the lemon syrup
3tbsp granulated sugar
juice of lemons used for rind 

Grease and line a loaf tin. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together and place the mixture in the loaf tin.
Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
Make the syrup by heating the lemon juice and dissolving all the sugar. Once the cake has cooled a little, poke your skewer all over the cake and pour the syrup mixture over the cake.
Leave the cake in the tin until it's cold.

Take your cake out of the tin, slice up and enjoy!



  1. Oh yum, I do love lemon cake. We always add more lemon to lemony recipes. They never suggest enough! :)

  2. Yummm, looks so delish! I love lemon cake, so does my mum - so she'd love it if I baked this I'm sure! :) xx

  3. Lemon cake is one of my favourite cakes, I always seem to have lemon juice in a jar in my cupboard, so whilst it's not as good as fresh lemons, it certainly still makes a tasty cake! (: xx

  4. Well done for finding this little cake shop in Betws-y-Coed


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