Refreshing Lemon Cake

Preparation Time:
60 mins
Baking Time:
40-50 mins
10 people


  •  250 g Oldenburger Butter, unsalted
  •  220 g sugar
  •  4 eggs
  •  200 g flour
  •  60 g cornstarch
  •  7.5 g baking powder
  •  1 vanilla bean pod
  •  1 lemon
  •  0.3 g salt
  •  50 ml juice of one lemon
  •  120 g icing sugar


Lemon Cake is a classic and popular with young and old. Your guests will love the juicy flavour and succulent texture.


Crack eggs open into a bowl. Wash lemon with hot water and grate the zest. Sift together flour, cornstarch and baking powder. Line a loaf tin with parchment paper. Make icing stirring together lemon juice and icing sugar.

The Cake Batter

Beat together Oldenburger Butter, sugar, vanilla bean pod and grated lemon zest until fluffy. Mix in the flour mixture, then slowly and alternately stir in eggs and flour mix.

Baking the Cake

Pour batter in the lined loaf tin. Bake the cake for 40-50 minutes at 160°C in a convection oven. After 15 minutes, score the cake lightly.

The Icing

Remove cake from the oven, leave to cool on a cooling rack. Once the cake has cooled, spread the icing, covering the sides as well.

The Final Touch

Grate some lemon zest on top of the cake, cut in thick slices and serve.

Tips from Chefs to Chefs

01. If you like the cake even juicier, prick the cake with a pointed wooden stick prior to icing. Then, pour some more freshly squeezed juice over the cake and leave to soak. Then, spread the icing evenly on the cake.

02. Butter is a natural product and adds a beautiful flavour to any baking product. It also acts as a flavour carrier and brings out flavours in any dish.

Recommended Products

Oldenburger Butter unsalted, min. 82% fat, 250g piece
  • soft and easy to spread
  • no additives
  • made from pure cow's milk

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