• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving For 8 people
  • Difficulty Normal
This recipe is best with
Anchor Salted Butter

Recipe Ingredient

  • 110g butter or margarine, softened
  • 140g fine sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, finely grate the rind
  • 2 large eggs
  • 170g self-raising flour
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • Lemon Sauce:
  • 4 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 lemon, extract juice
  • 1/2 lemon, finely grate the rind


  1. Beat the butter (or margarine) with the sugar and lemon rind until fluffy. Add in the eggs one by one, mixing well after each addition. Fold in the flour and milk with a spatula.
  2. Pour the mixture into a loaf tin lined with greaseproof paper and bake in a cold oven for 55 minutes to 1 hour at 180°C/350°F/gas mark Do not preheat the oven. The cake will bake as the temperature rises.
  3. When done, remove cake from the oven and prick all over with a skewer.
  4. Stir the lemon sauce ingredients together briskly until sugar dissolves.
  5. Pour over the hot cake. Leave cake to set overnight (ideally for 2 days) before cutting. (The freshly-baked cake will crumble when you cut it.)
  6. Note: This recipe has been in the Kenton family for half a century. The cake is best eaten after 1-2 days and its sweet and tart flavours are accentuated by the lemon sauce.

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