Lemon Butter Cake Love

As soon as I saw the story on high tea with a recipe for this lemon butter cake recipe in this months issue of Country Style Magazine I just had to make it….can’t wait to have a piece!

Lemon Butter Cake

160g butter at room temperature
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 large lemon, finely grated rind and juice
(you will need 1/3 cup juice)
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1/4 cup milk
1 cup icing sugar
extra 10g butter, melted

Preheat oven to 180C.  Grease and line a 20cm square or round cake pan with baking paper.  Using an electric beater, beat butter, sugar and lemon rind for 3 minutes or until light and creamy.

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Transfer mixture to a large bowl.  Sift flour over butter mixture.  Add milk and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.  Gently fold flour into batter using a large metal spoon.

Spoon mixture into prepared cake pan.  Smooth top of cake with the back of a wet spoon.  Bake for 40-50 minutes or until  a skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.  Stand for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

Sift icing sugar into a bowl.  Add melted butter and remaining lemon juice, a teaspoon at a time, stirring until it reaches desired consistency.  Spoon icing onto cold cake, allowing it to run down the sides.  Transfer to a serving plate.

Tracey Lau Art & Soul Giveaway

Tracey Lau has decided to start her own photography and styling business and to celebrate she is giving away a Silhoutte SD!

The Silhouette is a digital cutting tool that connects to your computer just like a printer, but instead of printing designs it cuts them with a small blade. With the machine connected to your computer, you’ll get access to all of the fonts on your PC plus the thousands of cuttable designs found on the Silhouette Online Store.

Go on over to Tracey Lau now for your chance to win. Whilst your there have a look through Tracey’s pages her dessert tables are beyond beautiful and you’ll be truly inspired.

Did Someone Say Giveaway

These are the prizes I was told I won yesterday over at digella emporium


I’d like to thank Digella and The Cupcake Courier for the giveaway.

My daugher Hayley can’t wait for the apron to arrive so she can bake something!

Smiles Catherine