Rol's Lemon & Sugar Cake

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This recipe is from my (future) mother in law, and it is just amazing. Soooo easy that it now makes a regular weekday appearance. I recommend following the recipe to the letter, but have made an amendment to the glaze because I think it's too gritty if you don't heat the sugar and lemon juice before spreading it over the cake. Mmm...think I'll go make one of these now!

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  • add   4 tablespoons milk
  • add   2 large eggs
  • add   165 g sugar (caster or regular)
  • add   1 lemon, zest of
  • add   165 g self-raising flour
  • add   1 teaspoon baking powder
  • add   125 g softened butter


  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor for about 15 seconds.
  2. Then put it into a 20 cm tin and bake on 325F/170C for about 35 minutes.Mine is usually done by then, but the recipe says 45 minutes.
  3. Mix the juice of one lemon and 3 tbs sugar, then heat it in the microwave for about 20-40 seconds until the sugar is melted into the lemon juice.
  4. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes, then pour the lemon/sugar mix on top.