German Lemon Cake Recipe



Bake my best German lemon cake recipe, invite friends over and enjoy a slice of homemade cake with a cup of coffee. You've deserved it. I always have a supply of lemons in my fridge in case I want to bake one of the best lemon cake recipes I have ever eaten. It is so refreshing and what's more really easy to bake. My kids love it as they don't like their cakes too sweet.

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To make my recipe for lemon cake you will need:

2 eggs, beaten at room temperature
120g butter, at room temperature
175g fine sugar
grated rind of 2 lemons
120 ml sour cream
juice of 2 lemons
350g self raising flour

My Nan used to make this one and so it consists of self raising flour. To make life easy I normally weigh out 500g plain flour and add 1 pack of baking powder to it so I always have self raising flour readily available.

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Beat the butter, sugar and lemon rind together until smooth and light. Gradually beat in the eggs, sour cream and lemon juice.

Sift in the flour and carefully fold it in using a metal spoon. Pour the mix into a prepared 20 cm (8 inch) cake tin and bake the lemon cake for about 40 minutes.

You can slice and serve your homemade lemon cake warm with whipped cream or leave to cool completely and serve with coffee.



Frosted Lemon Cake


Make a frosted lemon cake my topping your cake with a lemon frosting by mixing 200g soft cheese with 2 tablespoons of sifted icing sugar. Lastly add a few drops of lemon juice and beat until smooth and creamy. Spread over the cake and decorate with smarties or sprinkles - great for the kids.

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Zachary - USA

Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!

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