Here is my recipe for a tasty Lemon Sponge Cake. Bake it, cut yourself a huge slice and make a mug of tea and enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Serves: 8

Lemon Sponge Cake Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 225g/8oz self raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 225g/8oz soft butter at room temperature, plus a little extra to grease the tins
  • Jar of Lemon Curd
  • Lemon Buttercream icing (make with butter, icing sugar, Sicilian lemon flavouring and yellow food colouring)
  • Icing sugar to dust

Lemon sponge cake recipe


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Grease 2 x 20cm/8in sandwich tins by rubbing a little butter around the inside of the tins until the sides and base are lightly coated.
  3. Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl, then add the sugar, flour, baking powder and butter.
  4. Mix everything together until well combined..
  5. Place the tins on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. The cakes are done when they’re golden-brown and coming away from the edge of the tins carefully turn the cakes out onto a cooling rack.
  7. To assemble the cake, place one cake upside down onto a plate and spread it with plenty of lemon curd (buy a pre bought lemon curd in a jar, the Sainsbury’s one is lovely), then pipe the
  8. Lemon flavoured and coloured butter icing over the lemon curd .
  9. Top with the second cake, top-side up. Sprinkle over some icing sugar.
  10. Cut yourself a huge slice, make a mug of tea and enjoy!

Recipe submitted by Ceri from London.

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