The flavours of this delicious cake are simple: it’s lemon tart, blueberry tart, raspberry tart, vanilla tart, chocolate, and a touch of vanilla.
But what is it that makes a good lemon cake?
Let’s break it down.
Lemon cake Lemon cakes are typically made from a mixture of ingredients that are fresh, healthy, and easy to prepare.
They’re also known for their refreshing taste, which can help them to be a great addition to a day out with friends.
Lemon Cake Ingredients 1 tbsp butter, softened to room temperature 2 tbsp sugar, plus more for the frosting (optional) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or more if you prefer) Lemon cake frosting 1/4 cup sugar 1/8 tsp lemon zest 1/3 cup water Lemon cake Instructions Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla and lemon zests, then stir in the lemon cake flour and whisk to combine.
In the same bowl, whisk together the flour, lemon cake milk, water and lemon extract.
Add to the butter mixture.
Stir to combine, then pour into a greased cake tin and bake for 40 minutes.
When the cake has risen slightly, transfer to a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes.
Remove from the tin and allow to cool completely before frosting.
For the frostings, beat the sugar and lemon juice together in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Reduce heat to medium-low, stirring constantly, and cook until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the vanilla extract.
Remove the cake from the pan and transfer to the fridge to chill for a few minutes before frosted.
For a lemon cake with a vanilla icing, whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form.
Then pour into the chilled cake tin.
Using a knife or a fork, scoop out the tops of the lemon cakes.
Refrigerate for at least 5 minutes before removing from the fridge.
Recipe Notes Lemon cake is a simple, healthy way to enjoy lemonade.