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Lemon Cake

 Published 2010-Dec-23   Updated 2017-Nov-21

- Submitted by Dahlia

Recipe For Lemon Cake

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4 - 6


  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 1.5 cup
  • Butter - 1/2 cup (1 stick or 100 gms)
  • Egg - 2
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 3 tbsp
  • Lemon Zest - 1 tbsp
  • Milk - 4 tbsp
  • Baking Soda - 1 tsp
  • Baking Powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. In the large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar until it is smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time while continuously mixing the mixture.
  4. Add vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon zest and mix.
  5. Sift the dry ingredients together into a separate bowl - maida (flour), baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Add this to the wet ingredients gradually with continuous mixing.
  7. Add milk and mix until it forms a smooth batter.
  8. Lightly grease the baking dish with some cooking spray and dust with some dry flour.
  9. Pour the cake batter into the pan. Pat the pan so that the batter smooths out.
  10. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool the cake before removing it from the pan.

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  12. You can also use the same batter to make lemon cupcakes. The cupcakes will cook faster in about 20-25 minutes.


  • You can make a lemon glaze with some powdered sugar (1/2 cup) and lemon juice (1 tbsp) and pour it on top of the cake. It takes the cake to a whole new level.
  • Sometimes I simply use a whipped cream topping with some sprinkles.

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Person   ()
what do u mean by lemon zest. I want the receipe for eggless cake also. Pls send me.
Person   ()
Lemon zest is the outer yellow/green skin of the lemon. You can scrap the lemon skin using a grater or a zester. Be careful to remove only the outer coloured part of the skin as the white pith is bitter. The zest adds a nice lemony flavour to the cake.
Here is an eggless cake recipe:

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