Wednesday 15 September 2010

Sally's Lemon Butter Cake

I am sorry my  friends. I have not been blogging recently but family life was calling. I was on holiday then I had to attend a family wedding a distance away. None of these were hardships of course. Now I am back to catch up.
Sally a great friend and fellow Blogger drew my attention to this recipe on her Blog. It is perfect. Simple to make and tastes just wonderful. Now grab a baking tray and off you go. Trust me you won't regret it


250g Butter

250g Soft brown sugar

250g S.R Flour or plain flour with a teaspoon of baking powder (sifted)

3 Eggs (beaten)

1 Lemon

Caster Sugar for paste approx 50 gms/2 oz


Pre Heat your oven to 200.C/180.C Fan/400.F/Gas 6

Grease an line a shallow  baking tray 24 cms x 33 cms/ 13 inches x 9 1/2 inches.

Leave an over hang lengthwise of your lining paper so the cake can be removed from the tin easily.

Melt butter in microwave on 50% power or in a large saucepan on the hob.

Stir in sugar, then the flour, add the eggs and the zest from the lemon. (Keep the juice from lemon for later)
Pour into your prepared tin and bake for approx 20 - 30 minutes.until the cake is golden on top and springy to touch

 Mix juice from lemon with enough caster sugar to form a paste,.

Spread on cake while still hot from oven. A silicon pastry brush is helpful for this

Using the liner overhang lift from the baking tin and leave to cool on a cooling rack. 

My Notes

I used an orange and a lemon. I used all the rind but tipped about 2/3rds of the juice into the cake mix using the rest for the sugar glaze.

Limes would be nice too.

Let your imagination take you


Sarah said...

Brenda, this is one of those recipes that we could all do with reminding of; it's so delightfully easy and makes me want to go and make it, as it feels like a 10 minute job..... thanks for the reminder. S x

Lucie said...

This looks and sounds wonderful Brenda. Sounds you have had a busy time. Hope you had a lovely holiday and that the wedding went well. Lovely to have you back - I've missed your posts. Love Lucie x

Maria♥ said...

Great to see you back blogging Brenda! This Lemon Butter Cake sounds so lush.

Btw I am totally loving Nigella Kitchen!


Joie de vivre said...

Thanks, as always, for visiting. I took months off from my blog this summer. Sometimes, life just happens. I'm glad you're back. You are right, there was lavender on my tomatoes. I make my own lavender salt which is just lovely. 2 parts salt to 1 part lavender. It gives a lovely, subtle lavender flavor to anything I put it on. I'm particularly partial to using it when it will be on center stage, like on popcorn or tomatoes. If you try it, let me know what you think!

Brownieville Girl said...

Looks fantastic, I love tangy but sweet flaovurs ... so this cake is right down my alley!!!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Sarah - It really is a ten minute job. The sort of cake you make when you want a nice cake but can't be bothered faffing around :)

Lucie - Thank you. Yes we had a lovely time. The wedding was in Cornwall. My nephew so a lovely family gathering.

Maria - I am glad to be back at it. Glad you are liking Kitchen. I want hose little moulds badly. LOL

Joie - I have some lavender salt I bought in Spain but I haven't used yet thanks for the inspiration :)

BVG - You must make it. So quick and easy :)

Nic's Notebook said...

Hi there - Lemon cake is one of my absolute favourites. I tried a recipe ages ago and was really disappointed - it came out like a brick, so heavy! Will def be trying this recipe this weekend...yum!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A lovely cake! Surely delicious.



George@CulinaryTravels said...

Lovely to have you back blogging. This cake sounds gorgeous.

Grannymar said...

Welcome Home Brenda! I will be in touch when I return from Dublin and we can catch up over a coffee.

The cake sounds yummy and I should be able to alter it to my needs.

La Bella Cooks said...

definitely a gorgeous and moist looking cake. I could use a slice of this tonight!

p.s. To answer your question from my blog, ancho chile has a warm mexican spice flavor.

Gloria Baker said...

Oh Brenda I missed you a lot! Im happy you are here again, and tnaks for stopping by at my blog, I love this recipe I magine with a lovely cup of tea, huggs dear

Smita Srivastava said...

Wonderful recipe n great clicks !!

- Smita
(fun ideas to feed picky eaters)

The Caked Crusader said...

I know several people who would love it if I baked this - I shall be bookmarking this lovely recipe!

Kelly-Jane said...

Sal's cake looks and sounds lovely, yum!

Nirmala said...

This reminds me of a cake my mom made me growing up. I can't wait to try this recipe out.

Joyti said...

Delicious. I have a soft spot for lemon and butter :)

Choclette said...

Just the name, lemon butter makes my mouth water - sounds really good.