Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe is credited to Betty Gilbert whose recipe I found in James Martin's Village Show Cook Book. Makes a lovely moist cake can be served on its own or as a dessert. Especially good with mixed berries and a vanilla flavoured yoghurt.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180oC/gas 4.
  2. Lightly grease a 900g(2lb) loaf tin and line with baking parchment.
  3. Cream the margarine, sugar and lemon zest. Beat in the eggs. Fold in the flour and then the milk.
  4. Spoon the mixture into tin. Bake for 35-40 mins, until firm to touch.
  5. Meanwhile, add the granulated sugar to the lemon juice and heat until almost dissolved.
  6. When the cake is baked and still hot, pierce the cake with a skewer and spoon the lemon juice mixture over. Allow to cool before removing from the tin.


Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this cake! The lemon flavor is very intense, and the perfume of the warm cake just fills the room. This was very easy to make- went together in a flash! Simple to do, yet impressive enough for company. A definite winner!

IngridH March 20, 2011

Made this for My 3 Chefs 2008 and what a nice surprise! This was my first attempt at converting a recipe from metric to US and I really don't know what the big deal was. This cake is a very nice nibbler (you just cannot keep from nibbling on it throughout the day). I got to serve one time as dessert with fresh raspberries and a touch of whipped cream. Delicious!! DH & I just could not stay out of this cake. Thanks Aunty Carol for a nice treat!

CindiJ November 26, 2008

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