Saturday, 4 March 2017


Classic recipes might not be terribly exciting or have all the bells and whistles of a show stopping celebration cake but for when you want to whip up something easy after a stressful week of work then they are perfect. A favorite of mine is the lemon slice, a simple zesty lemon sponge topped with a layer of even zestier lemon icing. This all in one recipe can be in the oven in less than 15 minutes if you have a handle on your baking skills  it's also a great recipe for beginners to try too. Most importantly; its makes some right lully cakes!

Lemon Slices

250g Self Raising Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
225g Golden Caster Sugar
4 Large Eggs
225g Softened Butter
3 Tbsp Milk
Zest Of 3 Lemons
200g Icing Sugar
Juice Of Around 2 Lemons

  1. Begin by turning your oven on to 180 degrees (160 fan) and line a tin roughly 30cm x 25cm in size with grease proof paper.
  2. Place the flour, baking powder, golden caster sugar, eggs, butter, milk and lemon zest into a large bowl and give everything a good beat together until the mixture is well combined.
  3. Pour the cake batter into the prepared tin and place the tin into the centre of your oven to bake for 35 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean. 
  4. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly before removing the cake from the tin and and placing on a wire rack and removing the grease proof paper to cool completely.
  5. Once the cake has cooled, place the icing sugar into a bowl and slowly add in the lemon juice a bit at a time, mixing after each addition until a thick but spreadable icing has formed (you may not need all the lemon juice for this!):
  6. Spread the icing over the cooled cake and leave until the icing has set.

If you can get your hands on any more lemon zest you can sprinkle this over the top of the icing for a further little finishing touch and burst of flavor before cutting the cake into around 25-30 beautiful slices depending on how generous you want to be with your portion sizes. Brew yourself up a bit pot of tea and serve your lemon slices alongside it as an awesome afternoon treat. The sponge of your slices will have a nice subtle lemon flavor to them whilst the icing should have a much more of a sticky zing to them. Both elements work well with each other and can only be described in one way; Lully! 

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