Just call me Bev: Lemon Syrup Cake

One thing we have always got on our bench, is lemons. Perhaps it’s Mama’s penchant for a G&T with a slice of lemon or the fact that I just like how they look in a bowl – that colour! – there are always lemons around here. When I was reading Jane’s blog on the weekend and I spotted an easy recipe that calls for lemons – well I knew it was going to have to have a Bev run. Perfect for morning tea pop ins round these parts and or having Daisy’s best friend over for a play date. Now, the recipe is from someone called Liz, but I don’t know who she is, so I will just say thank you and link back to the original source Jane. Thanks ladies…!

Easy Lemon Syrup Cake
: 3 tablespoons melted butter
: Grated rind of 2 large lemons
: 1 cup self raising flour {sifted}
: 1 cup sugar
: 1/3 cup milk
: 2 eggs

For Syrup
: 1/3 cup of lemon juice
: 3 tablespoons icing sugar

: Zest the lemons and chuck into the mixing bowl

Little people are always interested in making cakes aren’t they? And yes, those socks are dirty…I swear I mop my floors…

: Throw all ingredients into the bowl and mix well for a few minutes. This may take longer when you have to stop every few minutes because it’s “MARH TEEEERN!”

: Pour into a greased loaf tin and throw into a pre heated {180 degree} oven until cooked – 30 to 40 mins or until a skewer/knife comes out clean

: To make the syrup add the juice and icing sugar together until combined. Not like this, where it’s all lumpy like…

Now, the thing is, the cake didn’t rise. It actually sank, like a sad thing, but that did NOT stop me from guzzling it down. I think I added extra butter by mistake. And yes, my child is on the bench because she was SO excited that the cake was WEEEEADY Mum WEADY! CARK! WEADY!

: Pour over syrup when the cake is hot

: Serve up to 3 hungry kids immediately

It’s a bit sad this little cake, but I can assure you it was delicious and DEAD easy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17440103119006456409 Madeline

    I saw this on Jane’s site and made it too! It was easy. And tasty.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13184758391258182362 Katy

    Yummo! I’m devouring lemons at the moment so I may very well make this this week….maybe I should make two so the Mr gets some??

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05422447758929601014 Leanne

    Looks great, must try it.
    Love your photos of the cake making experience.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04054598062772198767 OLEBEANS

    have some in the oven ready for morning tea, hope some left for kiddos when they get home from school – if all else fails some digestives hiding in cupboard

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00008892775707318435 Ajax

    I have goosebumps just looking at that metal spoon against metal bowl! But your cake looks very scrumptious and the small people very sweet!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09345662692259541964 Kymmie

    Oh, those little helpers are very cute! The cake looks amazing, and by the looks of those floors, they’re spotless!!

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16423155273754490984 Something Gorgeous

    Forget about the cake, I love the kids!! SOOOO cute xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    In a first, I am going to make that cake today! I have a sick boy on the couch and a bucket of lemons.

    Thanks Bev!

  • http://sparklesays.wordpress.com/ Traci

    I have a morning tea on Saturday to visit a friends new house – this will be getting a run. Thanks.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16763753472532837764 one claire day

    Any recipe that starts off with butter and lemon rind gets my attention. Cheerz Bev!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205159281866934702 jody

    Good work Bev! looks yummo. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08421916141889047331 Jen R

    Made this too on Monday sooo yum, lovely pics!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07422068499429667636 Posie Patchwork

    Yum, lemons, i was all out (i use them in squeezed orange juice, love zest!!) & WISHED i had lemons tonight to squeeze on schnitzle, like desperately, i want a lemon tree, grew up with one & never wanted for lemons, certain never ran out. Mmmm. How did i miss so many of your post weekend blogs?? Love Posie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    Yummy, this looks delish lady. Loving those pics of Harper, so sweet :o)
    Next time you’re up for some super simple baking and want to knock a lemon off your bench, you should try this one:

    http://anglix.blogspot.com/2011/08/tangy-lemon-squares.html

    Bloody beautiful! xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07189192073489440981 tea with lucy

    Lemony. Sweet. Easy. This one looks like an all round winner. So much for sugar free september!

    here’s my go to super easy lemony crowd pleaser…

    http://teawithlucy.blogspot.com/2010/10/super-easy-lemon-tart.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07189192073489440981 tea with lucy

    Lemony. Sweet. Easy. This one looks like an all round winner. So much for sugar free september!

    here’s my go to super easy lemony crowd pleaser…

    http://teawithlucy.blogspot.com/2010/10/super-easy-lemon-tart.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11880716509255271672 Tales From Crazy Street

    I know you posted is recipe AGES ago, but I keep coming back to it and make it, over and over and over again! Its so delicious!!! A new family favourite!

  • Lisa laird

    Basking in my own Sunday morning serenity having just made this great cake for the wee ones…