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Friday, March 5, 2010

Lemon Butter Cake

Yesterday I baked this Lemon Butter cake which I have long time did not bake this cake. Also I have few lemons sitting in the fridge which I bought quite cheap from Tesco (RM 0.50/pc) the other day. This lemon butter cake definitely better than those lemon chiffon and passion fruit chiffon which I baked earlier.



Lemon Butter Cake
*make 1 loaf tin
(printable recipe)

125g butter (I use 100g butter and 25g margarine)
100g sugar
1 lemon, finely grate the rind
2 large eggs
175g self-raising flour
4tbsp milk

Lemon glaze
3 tbsp sugar
1 lemon, extract juice
1 lemon, finely grate the rind

1. Beat the butter with the sugar until fluffy.
2. Add in the eggs one by one, then add in lemon rind, mixing well.
3. Fold in the flour and milk, combine well.
4. Pour the mixture into a loaf tin lined with greaseproof paper.
5. Bake in pre-heated oven at 180C for 40mins.
6. Mix sugar and lemon juice and cook over low heat till sugar dissolved, add in lemon rind, set aside.
7. When cake done, remove cake from the oven and prick all over with a skewer.
8. Pour over the lemon glaze over the hot cake.
9. Ideally to leave cake to set overnight, to have better flavour.


Happy Baking !!!


3 hungry tummies said...

I am having a cup of tea now, a slice of your delicious cake would be perfect!

celine said...

looks delish .... nothing beats a good ole' buttercake, huh?

Kitchen Corner said...

I like lemon very much! This is so good with a cup of tea. Will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing!

Swee San said...

yummy.. lemon is always a great hit..!

Pete said...

Nice tangy lemon taste in butter cake, nice flavours leh!

My Little Things Corner said...

yummy yummy, i take 1pc for today tea time.

ching said...


Cheryl said...

Butter cakes are still up there with my all time favourites :) The first picture look so golden and delicious.... yum!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Tea time now, keke...

ai wei said...

yummmm! love the tangy sourish taste :)

ReeseKitchen said...

Oooo...very special! OK, already jotted down, will try this soon..:) Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Lovely summery tangy lemon cake! I like!

~Rachel Hei~ said...

Sonia, i baked a butter cake yesterday too.. haha.. but the one i bake is coffee flavour.. will post it up later on..^^

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Lemon flavor would be good contrast over the sweetness of the butter cake. The usual recipe I have uses loads of confectioner's sugar in the glaze...but yours seems just right. :)

tracieMoo said...

im more of a fan for light cakes such as chiffon and sponge but how to resist this citrus lemony butter cake !

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Looks really tangy and moist!

ICook4Fun said...

I love everything citrusy..it gives the cake a very nice flavor. Sonia, can I come over for tea :)

kitchen queen said...

I love all citrous flavours very much.I am sure the lemon cake will be yummmm too.

petite nyonya said...

A few pieces of these would be lovely for my teatime. Want my address? (*wink*)!

Angie's Recipes said...

Since you are going to the post office to send nyonya a few pieces of this delicious lemon butter cake, why not pack another few pieces for me? ;-)

Swee San said...

Sonia, I made some chocolate cakes do u want some ? I can pass to u tomorrow

Jane Chew said...

a slice plz....... :)
hei, we should have a cup of coffee together one fine day.

ann low said...

Can I a slice for my supper?

米亚 said...

i love cake sonia!!! esp tangy flavour cake like orange or lemon!!!

Rafael Lam said...

Wow! Nice lemon butter cake! ^.^

Zurin said...

mmm yum yum...nom nom..nice! M licking my lips now...looks fab Sonis!

Pei-Lin said...

My mom & I can use some lemon butter cake for teatime this weekend! Mind sharing some with us? We heart sweet & tangy, moist and dense butter cake! Yumm!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

3 hungry tummies,yes, you are right, tea will be perfect

Celine, tasted not bad lo..

Kitchen corner, quickly try it out.

Swee San, yes.

Pete, ya, very nice flavour.

Sze Sze, you never ending with your tea time, hahaha..

Ching, i guess this recipe is too easy for you, you are a good baker!

Cheryl, thanks for your lovely words.

somewhere in SG, another one like Sze Sze for tea time, hehehe..

ai wei, actually not that sour.

Reese, hope you will like this cake.

Ellie, Thanks.

Rachel, quickly post it, I want to learn.

Bee Bee, ya, actually this cake not too sweet.

Tracie, I prefer lemon in butter cake instead.

Ju, Thanks.

Gertrude, sure, quickly come over, hehehe..

kitchen queen, Thanks for stopping by

Petite, wah, look like everyone also like tea..

Angie, hahaha, will do will do..

Swee San, paiseh lar, I'm planning to bake cheese cake or brownie tomorrow.Thanks anyway.

Jane, yes, we should, contact me when you back to Malaysia ok.

Anncco, for supper? too heavy lar my dear.

Mia, this one easy to do ...give it a try.

Rafael, thanks.

Zurin, Thanks dear.

Jo said...

I love lemons and what a great tea time treat this cake would be.

Vrinda said...

Yummy and moist cake....liked the texture u got there...

Namitha said...

One of my fav..Your loaf looks perfect.Wish I could grab a piece from you plate..lol..

Colin Woon said...

A slice of this with a cup of dark coffee will be perfect for breakfast!

Tina said...

My fav cake..Pass one piece to me dear....

WendyinKK said...

I wonder is this is sour??? A bit tangy is fine to me, but not my hubby. Have always wondered about lemon cakes.

Bakeling said...

The zest of lemon will make this cake taste good !

Little Corner of Mine said...

I love lemon flavored cake, yummy!

Imo Teo said...



Beachlover said...

wow!! nowdays you're expert in cake baking!! must learn from you sifu one day!

Cheah said...

I haven't had my breakfast yet, will love a piece with a nice cup of hot tea! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

JO,you also like to have this cake with tea huh.

Vrinda, Thanks.

Gulmohar, try it out, you will like it.

Colin, look like you want this with a coffee, guy has diff taste, hahaha..

Tina, quickly take it.

Wendy, not that sour, only the top.

Bakeling, yes, you are right.

LCOM, Thanks.

imoteo, you are welcome.

Beachlover, I'm not sifu lar.

Cheah, look like all women like to have this cake with tea, hahaha..

Unknown said...

HI Sonia,

What kind of sugar do you use for ur cake ? Can u email me at angie.summerdaes@gmail.com

BTW ur cake looks super yummy i am excited to try out the recipe.


J.O said...


Cynthia said...

I'd like to have a slice with a cup of tea please :)

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Angie, just use normal caster sugar.

JO, yes, this is very refreshing.

Cyhthia, Thanks for stopping by.

Sonya said...

YUM!!! I LOVE lemon cake and this looks so delicious!

Yummy Bakes said...

Looks soft and tangy. will book-mark this for my next bake. Thanks, Sonia for sharing.

Bakericious said...

i like lemon cake and so do my inlaws, will find time to bake this, looks yummy

Anonymous said...

Usually my butter cake ended up corse and not fine. May i ask what is the reason? i use hand mixer =p

巧韵 said...


Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

Hi Sonia,

I just baked the lemon butter cake, it is absolutely delicious. I posted it on my blog. Thanks for the recipe :)

Miss B

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

Hello Sonia,

Here is a pic of my lemon butter cake :)

Miss B

Anonymous said...

hi, Sonia,I baked this yesterday, I love the tangy lemony taste in the cake, the winning star is the lemon syrup which made the cake tasted so good.May I ask one question,is the one lemon which we grated for the lemon zest, do we also put in the one lemon juice in the batter as i didnt see in your recipe asking for the lemon juice to mix into the batter, so i leave out the lemon juice and only add in the lemon zest from the one lemon into cake batter. When the cake is baked, then I made lemon syrup from the same lemon and pour into the cake, am I right?Anyway it is a good recipe,my family love it.

Unknown said...

What frosting should I used if I baked this cake. Lemon Buttercream or whip cream? If I used a 8" cake pan do I need to double the ingredient.


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Miss B, Thanks for trying out this recipe.

Sem, yes, you are right,dont need to add lemon juice into cake batter, lemon juice is for the syrup.

Serena, for my personal opinion, Lemon buttercream would be better, and you need to double the ingredients if you use 8" cake pan.. Maybe you should refer to my Lemon poppy seed cake recipe, I use the 8" cake pan too.

hanushi said...

what is the size of your loaf tin?

HK Choo said...
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HK Choo said...

I did this some time back and sorry it took me so long to come by here to thank you personally: http://jottingsoflife.blogspot.com/2010/07/citrusy-lemon-butter-cake.html

We love the zesty tang to this, now as I type on, my hands are getting itchy to make it again, that's how good it was.

Anonymous said...

Love it...a very nice recipe! Thanks


Anonymous said...

Hi, may I know what is the weight of large eggs you use? And how to substitute self-raising with cake flour? Thanks


Anonymous said...


My cake is sitting on the counter-top cooling right now. Letting the flavors soak overnight as suggested for a tea party tomorrow! Can't wait to try.

Gotta question tho' - how to keep the top of the cake from cracking? Tried your butter cake recipe too which was delicious, but the surface of the cake also cracked =( so I served it upside down instead...

Marie said...

Hi, is it possible to use lemon extract instead of lemon juice?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia,

I am going to try this recipe. Just a quick question. Do I have to store the cake in the fridge or can it be left at room temperature overnight?

Pls adv. Thx!


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Lynn , just leave at room temp will do

http://dapurresepnusantara.blogspot.com/ said...

a very nice recipe!

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