My children love having a little treat after their dinner and this is one of their favourites. Once they have made a good effort and eaten all their vegetables I don't mind them having something sweet. Everything in moderation and all that! This is such a handy cake as literally it is made and in the oven in minutes, no messing around. One bowl and one loaf tin equals delicious lemony delight!
You will need;
225g softened butter
225g caster sugar
225g self raising flour
1 lemon, zest and juice
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Grease and line a loaf tin.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time. Mix well between each addition.
Sift in the flour, zest and juice and combine well.
Pour into the lined loaf tin and level off with back of spoon.
Bake in oven for approximately 45 mins or until a skewer comes out of centre clean.
You can decorate this cake anyway you like. Icing sugar mixed with some lemon juice or orange juice and poured on top to set is delicious. Cream cheese beaten with some lemon juice and icing sugar is another alternative. For this one I fried some thinly cut slices of lemon in 2 tablespoons of sugar and allowed to cool on some grease proof paper. I dredged the slightly cooled cake with icing sugar and placed the slices on top. Like most of my favourite recipes anything goes. Play around with it and try different combinations until you find the one you love! Hope you enjoy this cake as much as my family do! xx