Add Some Zest to Your Day!

There is nothing I like more than a nice cup of tea and a slice of lemon cake .. even though I am a self-confessed chocoholic, I prefer the sweet, zesty tang of fresh lemons, and this recipe will not disappoint…



175g Rachel’s unsalted butter

175g caster sugar

Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons

120g Rachel’s Organic Natural yogurt

2 large eggs, beaten

175 self raising flour

3tbsp caster sugar

150g icing sugar, sifted

1/2 tbsp water


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Grease and line a round 15cm/6″ loose bottom cake tin.

2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.

3. Add the grated zest of lemons and yogurt then add the eggs.

4. Add the flour, mix well and spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, ensure a level surface.

5. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until golden brown or until a skewer comes out clean.

6. Transfer to a cooling wire.

7. In a small saucepan add the juice of the lemons with the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar and allow to

reduce on a high heat. Leave to cool slightly.

8. Using a skewer or cocktail stick prick the cake all over and then pour the lemon sugar syrup all over the

top, allow it to soak in.

9. Leave to cool completely before icing.

10. Mix the icing sugar with the water until a runny paste consistency is achieved. Using a spoon drizzle the

icing liberally backwards and forwards over the cake.

Hints and tips 

Can be served at any occasion but why not sit back, relax with a nice cup of tea and enjoy!



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