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  • Nicolette Stathopoulos

Lemon Butter Cake

This lemon cake is one of my favourite recipes to make, its so quick and easy. I wrote this recipe last year for Kenwood. I love to decorate the top with a couple sprinkles and edible flowers when they're in season. Happy baking N xx

Nicolette’s Lemon Butter Cake

Serves 8 – 10

Prep time 25 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes


250g unsalted butter, softened

250g caster sugar

5 eggs

250g self raising flour

zest of 2 lemons

300g unsalted butter, softened

600g icing mixture

1 tsp vanilla essence

1tbs lemon juice


  • Pre heat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius, and line 3 x 6 inch cake tins with baking paper or canola spray

  • Cream the butter, lemon zest and the caster sugar until pale and fluffy

  • Add the eggs to the butter mixture one at a time, until combined

  • Once the eggs are incorporated add in the flour and fold until just combined, do not over stir

  • Pour the cake mixture into the tins evenly and bake for 30 minutes or until golden and a skewer comes out clean

  • Leave the cakes to cool before icing

  • To make the buttercream beat the butter for 5 minutes or until pale. Slowly add in the vanilla, lemon juice and icing mixture. Beat the buttercream for another 5 minutes or until pale and fluffy

  • Place a 2cm round piping tip into a piping bag and pip buttercream between each layer, decorate with desired sprinkles

Photo taken my Michael Woods Photography

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