Lemon cake with frosting

Lemon cake with frosting

Total: 2 hr 40 Min. | Active: 1 hr 10 Min.
Nutritional value / piece: 443 kcal
, Fat: 23 g
, Carbohydrate: 55 g
, Protein: 5 g

A classic that is popular with young and old alike. This one is extra juicy and decorated with a sweet and creamy buttercream frosting. Candied lemons are a decorative topping. A cake that is addictive.


16 pieces


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Cake mixture

250 g butter, soft
80 g coconut palm sugar
1 pinch salt
4 eggs
2 organic lemons
250 g white flour
1 tsp baking powder


150 g icing sugar

Candied lemons

1 dl water
180 g coconut palm sugar or coconut palm sugar
1 organic lemon, cut into slices approx. 5 mm thick


100 g butter, soft
300 g icing sugar
200 g double cream cheese (e.g. Philadelphia)
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1 loaf tin (approx. 30 cm), fully lined with baking paper

How it's done

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Cake mixture

Place the butter in a bowl. Whisk in the sugar and salt. Add the eggs one at a time and continue to mix until the mixture is lighter in colour, stir in the lemon zest. Mix the flour and baking powder, mix into the sponge mixture, transfer to the prepared tin.

To bake

Approx. 1 hr. in the centre of an oven preheated to 180°C. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly, remove from the tin, place onto a rack and insert a wooden toothpick.


Mix the remaining lemon juice with the icing sugar, pour over the cake, allow to cool completely.

Candied lemons

Bring the water and sugar to the boil. Add the lemon slices and simmer over a low heat for approx. 30 mins. Remove the pan from the heat, leave to cool.


Using the whisk on a hand mixer, beat the butter for approx. 2 mins. until creamy. Stir in the icing sugar. Add the cream cheese, stir in carefully. Cover and freeze for approx. 30 mins. Spread the frosting over the cake, smooth down. Decorate with candied lemons.

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