Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lemon Butter Cake

Butter cake is one of my favourite. I can't believe I like cakes so much now cos I used to dislike cake when young until after teenage. During that long period, the only cake I like was pandan chiffon cake, I dun consume any other cake especially creamy cakes like swiss rolls and birthday cakes.

My inlaws like butter cake as well. So far as what I noticed, they can finish butter cake quite fast compare to other cakes.

This lemon butter cake has been in my MUST Baking List since the day I saw it from Nasi Lemak Lover Blog but I have limited time with long baking list so this recipe just waited patiently in my To Bake Folder :p.

When I read the recent post from Sonia on her latest attempt on this cake, I can't control my itchy hands anymore. I went to check stock availability of the ingredients required and so happy to find 2 lemons sitting in the fridge. Thus I went ahead to bake immediately even though it was quite late at night :).

I used the 1st recipe since I had only left with 2 lemons and no poppy seeds as it is prohibited in Spore. Sonia asked me to try again with her 2nd recipe, according to her the taste is even better.

Ingredients : (for 6" cake pan)
125g butter
90g sugar
1 lemon, finely grate the rind
2 eggs
175g self-raising flour
4 tbsp milk

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

Method :
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 alteratively, start and end with flour, combine well.
4. Pour the mixture into a greased cake pan.
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.

The cake is soft and moist, with the adding of lemon glaze, the taste is special and refreshing. I like the fine lemon rind too, it goes so well when eating with cake with cruchy texture. It is good when eating alone as well, I kept picking up those dropped lemon rind to eat, cruchy with lemony taste but not sour at all. Pls do not be lazy to skip the lemon glaze, this is the main reason that made this cake specially yummy. The cake definately suit my taste well that I ate 2 slices at one go :P.
This is definately a keeper, I will bake again but using the 2nd recipe as what Sonia has suggested.


  1. I also bookmarked this recipe from Sonia. Looks so yummy and I think worth trying ;)

  2. Ann, is delicicous if u like the lemon taste. Go ahead and bake, u will not regret :).

  3. Wow, impressive. It looks gorgeous. I feel like baking butter cake again..

  4. Evy, the cake tastes even better than the look. If u like lemon taste, go try the 2nd recipe from Sonia. Quick Quick :P

  5. Sonia, I wish I can try out ASAP but I have 2 bday cakes to make and pandan chiffon tat promised my frd and need to travel at 1st wk Jun. But I will definately try out soon, think of the cake I am drooling :P

  6. Great looking lemon cake. Very zesty and zingy! I might have to make one soon but I'll top it with dairy cream because I'm a sucker for anything dairy!

  7. Thanks Quinn. Let me know how is it taste like if is topped wif cream :).

  8. Oh, yes! I've seen this on Sonia's too! Indeed looks zesty and flavorful ... And the crumbs!

    I stumbled upon yours at Bee Bee's. Love all your work. Keep churning out great stuff! Always inspire others!

  9. Oh... I've been eyeing this cake too...
    I still have too much on my baking list :)
    Can't eat up everything, sigh.

  10. Hi Pei Lin,thanks for the compliments. I am looking at improving my baking, deco & photography skill along the way and appreciated for the encouragement! :).

  11. Wendy, I can understand cos I am in the same shoes but my issue is not enough time for me to do the baking cos I can pig the baking to my & hubby's colleagues:P

  12. And Wendy, u sleep so late or wake up so early? I was watching TV during the same timing as u surf web :). I woke up at 3am but can't go back to sleep so watched TV till 5pm, went back to sleep n woke up at 7am, now waiting for my princess to wake up to prepare her for sch hee hee hee...

  13. You make me want to try the cake very soon too! :)

  14. Little Inbox, do try the recipe and share with me your comments :).

  15. I must bookmark this one to try next time when I have guest in the house. Looks so moist and smooth.

  16. Hi Angie, do give it a try, is yummy!

  17. Gosh, this looks so moist and delicious. I love lemon cake. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

  18. Hi Mary, if u love lemon cake, u must bake this!

  19. Oh my, just made this (spontaneously looking for a simple lemon sponge cake) and this is amazing!! Just like a relative of mine used to make, and that I had been wanting to replicate for so long!

  20. Thank you for this recipe!

    I have tried it twice and it works very well. Due to limited resources, I am using a loaf tin and it takes about 50min of baking to get the cake to brown nicely. I also made extra lemon glaze cos it's just so good on the buttery cake.

    I shall stick around your blog more in the future. :)

  21. Hihi! If i use cake flour instead of self raising flour, how much of baking powder I need to add?

  22. Hi siew Chen sorry for late reply as I am busy with my new born. You van go joy of baking website to calculate the substitution, this is what I always do.

  23. This looks fantastic. I am going our for the ingredients right now!

  24. Yummy! I've just tried this lemon butter cake and the whole family loved it.

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