Lemon cake with crunchy caramelised lemon topping

Lemon cake with crunchy caramelised lemon topping


February 4, 2015

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yields: 8-10


Lemon cake.

3 eggs

6oz caster sugar

6oz marg

6oz sr flour

1-1.5tsp lemon extract


50ml lemon juice 3oz caster sugar

Demerara sugar


1Beat all cake ingredients together until smooth. Pour into liner in 3.5l sc and cook on high for two hours with tea towel.

2Once baked, remove from slow cooker to cool a little.

3Boil 50ml lemon juice with 3oz caster sugar approx rapidly until it starts to change to a golden colour. Remove from heat and pour over cake carefully.(Place a plate under the cooling rack to catch any extra lemon caramel as it's a pain to get off surfaces and very hot!)

4Sprinkle with Demerara sugar liberally.

Submitted by Louise finch


2 Reviews

Carla Schoonbeek

June 23, 2019

Delicious! I used lemon zest as I didn’t have lemon extract. I thought it would be very sweet, especially with the sugar on top, but it’s not. Just lemony goodness. And so easy to make.


July 30, 2018

This is one of my favourite cakes to make with my daughter, it’s sooooo easy to do xxxx

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