Lemon Cake

 

The use of semolina and a decadent lemon syrup makes for an indulgent treat the whole family will love. 

Lemon Cake

Ingredients

LEMON CAKE
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 125 grams unsalted butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup fine semolina
  • 1 ½ cup self-raising flour
  • ½ cup milk

LEMON SYRUP
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup cold water

      Method

      LEMON CAKE

      1. Preheat oven to moderate (180°C/160°C fan-forced). Lightly grease a 20 cm or 8 inch round cake pan and then line the base with baking paper.
      2. Place the softened unsalted butter in a mixing bowl, add caster sugar and finely grated lemon rind. Mix on high speed until pale and creamy.  
      3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined between additions. 
      4. In batches, add sifted semolina, flour and milk. Stir until well combined before adding another batch.
      5. Spread mixture into lightly greased pan. Use a butter knife to run through the batter to create a swirl effect as shown in the photo. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the cake is cooked when tested. (Tip: You may insert a skewer into the centre of the cake to see if it comes out clean.) 
      6. Allow cake to stand for 15 minutes before placing in a cooling rack.

      LEMON SYRUP

      1. Combine caster sugar, strained lemon juice, and ½ cup cold water into a small sauce pan and place over low heat.
      2. Continuously stir for 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
      3. Put on high heat and bring to a boil. Do not stir 4-5 minutes to allow syrup to thicken.

      Transfer lemon cake to a plate and pour lemon syrup on top to serve. 

       

      ENJOY

      Serves 8-10

      Ingredients for Lemon Cake

      Lemons (each)

      Product of Australia

      $1.14 ea
      $6.99

      Lemons (min 1kg net)

      Product of Australia

      $1.70 ea
      $9.99

      Lemons Imperfect Pick Value Range (min 500g)

      Product of Australia

      $1.70 ea
      $3.99