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Lemon Sponge Cake recipe

Lemon Sponge Cake Recipe

This lemon sponge cake is light, fluffy and wonderfully tangy. Topped with icing sugar and sprinkled with poppy seeds, it's the perfect sweet treat for any occasion.





  • Step 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a round cake tin.
  • Step 2.

    In a bowl, mix together 200g of self-raising flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, 200g of caster sugar, 4 eggs, 200g of softened butter, 2 tbsp of grated lemon zest, and 1 tbsp of lemon juice until smooth.
  • Step 3.

    Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Step 4.

    Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Step 5.

    Once cooled, dust the cake generously with icing sugar and sprinkle poppy seeds over the top. Slice and serve.


  1. 200 gSelf-raising flour

  2. 1 tspBaking powder

  3. 200 gCaster sugar

  4. 4 Eggs

  5. 200 gSoftened butter

  6. 2 tbspLemon zest

  7. 1 tbspLemon juice

  8. 100 gIcing sugar

  9. 2 tspPoppy seeds

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