Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Lemon sour cream cake recipe

When lemons are in abundance, there's nothing better than putting them to use in a cake like this lemon sour cream cake. It's zingy, has a retro feel and would be wonderful served for afternoon tea at any time of the year.

Serving Size:

Serves 8-12



  • 3/4 cup (175g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tsp lemon rind, finely grated
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) lemon juice
  • 300g sour cream
  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder

For icing:

  • 1 cup (150g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice


Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan-forced). Grease and line a 13 x 22cm loaf tin.

Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add lemon rind and juice and beat well. Fold through sour cream, flour and baking powder.

Tip batter into prepared tin and distribute evenly. Bake for 45-50 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Combine icing sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Drizzle over cooled cake.


  • You'll need 3-4 lemons to yield this quantity of juice and rind.
  • Make sure the butter is at room temperature before you begin.
  • Recipe by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.

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