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Homemade Lemon Cake

When life give you lemon, go and bake lemon cake off course! Well in my case anyway go and bake some of momma homemade lemon cake.

At the weekend I was visiting my parents and we decided to do some baking. When I see we I mean – mum and I. It a little tradition we have, where we would bake together near Valentine’s day.  Instead of giving then men in our lives the usual sweets and chocolate – we would bake them a cake. They do say a way to a man heart is through their stomach. I don’t necessarily think that is true but hey I never seen my father or my husband turn down cake.

My mum (and I hope she doesn’t mind me saying on here) got diabetic so this homemade lemon cake is sugar free and good for anyone with diabetic.

It was really easy and I thought I would show you how to make your own homemade lemon cake. The original recipe was from here but we changed it around a little.

homemade lemon cake


  • 225g (8 oz) self-raising flour
  • 225g (8 oz) butter, at room temperature
  • 225g Splenda granulated sweetener
  • 2 Large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 lemon (or use lemon juice)

The baking part:

  • First preheat the oven to 180C (160C Fan or Gas 4).
  • Then greased the loaf tin with baking parchment
  • Now start to mixed together the flour, baking powder, Splenda in a large bowl.
  • Now add the squeezed lemon juice – you do NOT want to go ott wit this so my advice would be to squeeze perhaps 2 tablespoons on lemon juice.
  • Mix the lemon juice with the rest of the dry ingredients.
  • Mix the eggs, and butter together in the bowl and then stir them together till everything is in liquid form.
  • Very carefully spoon in the mixture to the loaf tin. Spread the mixture evenly and be careful not to spill.
  • Transfer the loaf tin to the oven and bake for 1 hour – those do keep checking on it every 10-15 mins.
  • One way to know if the cake is done is to take it out the oven and test it with a knife – put the knife in the middle and if it comes out clean then you’ll know the cake is done. If it doesn’t then put it in the oven for a little longer.
  • Once the cake is cooked, take it out of the oven and let it cool down before consuming.

And there you go – homemade lemon cake. As the cake is a little dry, its best to have it with ice cream or with chocolate sauce.

And let me just finish up by saying that, yes both my father and my husband enjoyed the cake and there was no complaint.

Let me know if you bake this yourself and I hoped you have enjoyed this.

homemade lemon cake


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    The Tale of Mummyhood
    15th February 2017 at 10:39 am

    This looks yummy, lemon cake is my absolute favourite! #bestandworst

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    15th February 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Oo looks really yummy! I love lemon cake so may give this a go 🙂 #BestandWorst

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    15th February 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Yummy! I love anything with lemon 🙂

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    Sarah Howe
    15th February 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Ah fab that it is sugar free too. It’s lovely and bet tasted fab. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

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    15th February 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Sounds yummy. My son loves anything lemon!

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    Nuruddin Sadikot
    15th February 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Nice dish, I will try this sunday,

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    Taris Kendricks
    15th February 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Anything with lemon is good. 😄

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    15th February 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Love it! I may have to give this a try! Love me some lemon cake!!!

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    15th February 2017 at 5:20 pm

    My favourite kind of cake, easy to make but delicious xoxo

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    15th February 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Lemon cake is one of my favourites! This sugar free version sounds fab!
    Lianne | Makes,Bakes and Decor

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    Abby @ WinsteadWandering
    15th February 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I love citrus sweets! This looks so good!

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    15th February 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Yum, this looks great! I wonder if I could substitute in flax eggs? Pinned to try later 🙂

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    15th February 2017 at 6:08 pm

    I love lemon anything, would love this with a cuppa!

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    15th February 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I love lemon cakes! Trouble is, we have to go gluten free in our house. Does this recipe substitute easily for gluten free?

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    Lanae Bond
    15th February 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Looks delicious! I am a huge fan of lemon cake because it was one of the desserts my grandmother made! Can’t wait to try your recipe.

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    16th February 2017 at 1:07 am

    Yum! Lemon cakes are my fave!

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    Bex Ter
    16th February 2017 at 5:33 am

    This looks delicious– I love lemon cake! I am going to have to try it!

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    16th February 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I like the fact that there aren’t too many ingredients here. A real homemade lemon cake!

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    18th February 2017 at 5:12 am

    I like that you found a way to still enjoy cake in spite of being diabetic. We’re on a heart healthy diet, and I find ways for my kids to still enjoy the kinds of food they like, I just have to make it myself.

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    18th February 2017 at 3:04 pm

    That looks delicious and so refreshing. #bestandworst

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    Lilly Moore
    18th February 2017 at 10:33 pm

    The cake looks delicious, I think I’ll try making it! I’ve wanted to make lemon cake myself ever since watching The Great British Bakeoff 🙂

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    7th March 2017 at 10:17 am

    Cool recipe

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    keith Haney
    13th March 2017 at 1:43 am

    I have to try this. I love desserts but really need to watch the sugar. Thanks for sharing this.

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