Wednesday 12 February 2014

Lemon Butter Cake

My family simply loves butter cake and I would occasionally indulge them with a home made one. I've made Orange Butter Cake as well as Marble Butter Cake recently, so I decided to make a lemon-y one so that I can take part in Little Thumbs Up. 

This butter cake is not only easy to make but really delicious too. It is light and fluffy and I love the refreshing lemon taste that comes with each bite. 

What makes this cake delicious is really the lemon glaze which is poured over the cake when it is still hot and left to soak through the cake. The glaze sets in even more if left overnight and makes the cake even more moist and flavourful. 

Lemon Butter Cake (8” spring foam cake tin)
Recipe from Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover


  • 250 g butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 2 lemon, finely grate the rind
  • 4 large eggs
  • 280 g cake flour
  • 2 tsp of double action baking powder
  • 4 tbsp milk
Lemon glaze
  • 8 tbsp sugar
  • 2 lemons, extract juice
  • 2 lemons, finely grate the rind

  • Sift cake flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Beat butter with the sugar until pale and fluffy.
  • Add in egg one at a time, then add in lemon rind, mixing well.
  • Fold in the flour and milk, combine well. 
  • Pour the mixture into cake tin.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven at 180C for 50 mins.
  • While baking the cake, start to prepare the lemon glaze.
  • Mix sugar and lemon juice and cook over low heat till sugar dissolved, add in lemon rind, set aside.
  • When cake done, remove cake from the oven and prick all over with a skewer.
  • Pour over the lemon glaze over the hot cake.
  • Ideally to leave cake to set overnight, to get better flavour.

This is for Little Thumbs Up organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of my little favourite DIYhosted by Grace of Life Can be Simple at this post. 


  1. Butter cake is my all time favourite....and lemon flavour sounds good to me too. The cake must smell great too.

  2. I never bake butter cake with lemon flavor. Your cake looks so good, i think i should try it one day!

  3. i bake this cake before. Good taste ~ I also use this recipe share by Sonia. :) :)

  4. We love butter cake too! A lemony ones sounds delicious :)

  5. Hi Mich,

    Your soft and fluffy lemon butter cake looks beautiful! I love to bake this too :D


  6. Butter cakes are all time favorites.

  7. Mich, this was favorite type of cake when I was growing up. My mom used to make something very very similar for my birthday and she used to call it lemony lemon cake. Yours looks perfect and brought back some very fond childhood memories.

  8. Hi Mich,
    I love lemon butter cake! And would have a pot of tea ready!

  9. lemon butter cake is my all time favourite! i m salivating from the thought of the tanginess and zestyness!

  10. Buttercakes are always a favorite, if only they have less calories lol! Got to try this soon! You'd baked this perfectly golden brown! Happy Valentine's day!

  11. Hi Mich, I love your butter cake. Sounds so lemony with the glazing :)

  12. Aloha, Mich! Happy Chinese New Year & Gong Xi Fatt Chai to you & your family! You know what, 2 days ago I told my friend that I baked a lemon butter cake because I used her recipe which was originally from Sonia & she told me abt the LTU! So good to see your version of the cake from the same recipe but I was too lazy to prepare the glaze,(actually I don't really like glaze), hehe, pls don't tell Sonia as in her recipe she did recommend to use glaze for a great taste.

  13. Absolutamente delicioso y esponjoso yo lo tomarìa con un tè,saludos.

  14. I LOVE butter and I love lemon, and my family loves lemon cakes
    Perfect looking cake you have here :)

  15. Delicious looking cake, lemon butter is one of my weaknesses :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  16. This cake looks yummy. My family would love it, we are big fans of lemon desserts.

  17. This is a very delectable cake :)

  18. Lemon cake is one of my favourites: so good at any time of the day. Your one is perfectly risen and soft. Delicious.

  19. Hi Mich, this cake looks so simple but wonderful. Love it!

  20. I was just visiting your Carrot Cake recipe on my Pinterest board and thought oh goodies, I have the perfect cake to bake on such another snowy day. Well, Mich, now you've done it, I want to bake this lovely Lemon Butter Cake too!!! What's a girl to do? Decisions, decisions. Well, we'll just have to wait and see:) In the mean time, I certainly wouldn't mind a sliver of this cake right now! Thank you so much for sharing...

  21. Hi Mich! This cake sure looks yummy!

  22. Mich , I love the texture of your butter cake , moist and fluffy ! I Lemon is one of my fave flavor when it comes to butter cake . I wouldn't mind a slice or 2 of this cake right now :D

  23. Mich, your lemon butter cake looks so so moist and fluffy!! I love the citrusy flavours in butter cakes, needless to say I adore butter cakes despite what it does to the waist and hips @@

    Thanks for participating in LTU!

  24. Thanks for the mentioned. My sister just told me that she missed this lemon butter cake^_^.

  25. Can I do without the glaze? Can I add the lemon juice directly into the cake mixture? Thanks.

  26. Rich & flavourful cake ! Love it , looks so inviting! ;)

  27. I seriously want to eat this right now! With a cup of my favorite earl grey tea... it sounds like a perfect tea time. Love lemon in sweets. Must save this recipe for the future (hopefully VERY soon!).

  28. Hi Mich, love your lemon butter cake. I'm sure the lemon scent is very delightful. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice day.

  29. Hi Mich,
    Your lemony butter cake looks so good!
    Wish I could have a slice now! ;)

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