Monday, 17 December 2012

Iced lemon traybake

I cannot emphasise just how much I would love everyone to make this recipe!!  It is so simple yet sooooo tasty! I personally love lemony food, but even my little sister who doesn't, loved these! Please give them a go - you wont regret it!

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Makes: Roughly 20 pieces
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 35-40 minutes
What you will need:

For the cake

225g soft margarine
225g caster sugar
275g self-raising flour, sifted
2 tsp baking powder (I had ran out of baking powder, so I replaced it with 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda + 1 cup plain yoghurt)
4 eggs
4 tbsp milk
2 lemon rind

For the icing

Juice of half a lemon
2 tbsp water
225g icing sugar, sifted

How to make:

1) Grease and place greased baking paper in a 30 x 23cm roasting tin

2) Place all the ingredients for the cake into a bowl, and whisk for around 2 minutes until well blended. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top

3) Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 35-40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool in the tin

4) Mix the icing ingredients until a fairly runny consistency (adjusting the amounts as necessary), then spread out evenly over the cooled cake and leave to set

As you can see from the above steps, there really is nothing to it! I will definitely be making these for guests inshAllah...however, I would wait longer for the icing to completely set, and would wipe the knife after cutting each slice, to ensure a beautiful finish to this yummy iced lemon traybake :) Enjoyyy!


  1. easy, and I have ALL THE INGREDIENTS RIGHT NOW!, I'm definitelly going to do it tomorrow, yes, InshaAllah.

    thanks for sharing!

    1. Yayyyyyy! Your comment made me happy sis! Please let me know how it turns out. Thank you!

  2. Looks delicious :)