Easy Lemon Cake
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This is the easiest cake I've ever made and everyone loved it.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: New Zealand
Serves: 20
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • Juice and finely grated rind of 4 lemons
  • 2 cups flavourless oil, eg grapeseed
  • 1¾ cups plain unsweetened yoghurt
  • 4 cups self-raising flour
  • Pinch salt
Cream cheese icing
  • 75g soft butter
  • 250g cream cheese (not spreadable)
  • Juice and finely grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 160C/320F.
  2. In a mixer or food processor, add the sugar, eggs, lemon juice and zest, oil and yoghurt. Mix well.
  3. Add flour and salt and mix until just combined.
  4. Transfer to a greased 28-30cm/12x18" tin and bake 1½ hours or until springy to the touch. (I used baking paper and sprayed it with oil.)
  5. Cool before turning out and icing.
  6. Mix icing ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Cool to a spreadable consistency then spread over cake. Decorate with extra lemon rind. Serve with whipped cream.
This makes A LOT of cake. If you only want a few pieces, cut the recipe in half.
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at https://orgasmicchef.com/desserts/easy-lemon-and-yogurt-cake/