Weekends wouldn't be the same in our house without cake, in fact I must admit I'm a bit of a cakeaholic (I think I just made up a new word!). One of my favourite things is a slice of homemade cake and a cup of tea.
I made this lemon cake for the 1st time the other day, it's not the moistest of cakes but goes perfectly with a good cup of tea or coffee if you prefer.
250g butter, softened
250g caster sugar
2 teaspoons lemon zest
350g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Juice of half a lemon
Preheat the oven to 180 ºC and line a rectangular cake tin with greaseproof paper.
Beat the butter with the sugar and the lemon zest until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time alternating with spoonfuls of flour and the baking powder, add the lemon juice and mix well.
Pour into the cake tin and bake for 30-40 minutes or until done.
Remove from the oven and allow the cake to rest for about 10 minutes or so. Let it cool on a wire rack.
Cut the cake in half lengthwise and spread some vanilla buttercream (I use shop-bought). Put both halves of the cake back together again and enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.