Cake Recipes From Scratch – Lemon Cake

May 12th, 2010

A simple cake recipe made from scratch with healthy, wholesome ingredients. Be sure to use fresh lemons and real butter to make this simple loaf cake with a sweet lemon glaze.

Homemade Lemon Cake

Cake Recipes From Scratch - Homemade Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake Recipe

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Grated rind of one lemon (reserve lemon for glaze)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted, all purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp. baking power
  • 1/2 cup milk

Lemon Glaze Ingredients:

  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cream the butter with the sugar and add the lemon rind.
  3. Gently beat the eggs and milk in a separate bowl.
  4. In a third bowl, sift together dry ingredients and add to creamed butter mixture alternating with wet eggs and milk mixture. Do not over mix.
  5. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes in a loaf pan or small, square pan.


  • Juice one lemon and add 1/4 cup of sugar until sugar dissolves. Spoon the mixture over the hot lemon loaf.