Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Recipe

Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Recipe – This cake is a real winner and so easy to bake. The topping in really crunchy and the middle is lovely and moist. Plus I just love that strong lemon flavour!

Serves: 20 but this is small squares, so probably 15 portions if you’re feeling generous!

Preparation: 15 minutes

Baking: 30-40 minutes

Skill: Easy

Tin required: 1 x30cmx25cm (or closest to this) deep baking tray

Ingredients :

225g/8oz unsalted butter, softened plus a little for greasing

225g/8oz caster sugar

275g/10oz self-raising flour

2 level tsp baking powder

4 large eggs

4 tbsp whole milk

Finely grated zest of 2 lemons (I use one of the other sides of my cheese grater for this!)

Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Ingredients

Topping

175g/6oz granulated sugar

Juice of 2 lemons

Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Recipe Method 1

Method :

Preheat your oven to 160c/gas mark 3. Grease and line (with greaseproof paper) a 30x23cm tin.

Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Recipe Method 2
Place all the cake ingredients in a bowl or electric mixer and beat well for about 2 minutes, until well blended.

Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Recipe Method 3
My mixture started to slightly curdle (ingredients separating) so I added about half a tablespoon of flour, mixed for a bit and it was fine.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, using a spatula to remove all the mixture from your bowl.

Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Recipe Method 4
Level the surface of the mixture with the spatula.

Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Recipe Method 5
Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the cake is starting to shrink away from the sides of the tin and if you insert a knife into the cake, it comes out clean.

Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Recipe Method 6
When the cake has cooled for a few minutes, remove it from the tin by lifting it using the parchment paper.

Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Recipe Method 7
It is important to leave the parchment paper under the cake at this point, as it will catch all the topping. You then need to add the topping, so I would start preparing this as soon as the cake is out of the oven, that way your timings should be right. To make the topping, simply mix the granulated sugar with the lemon juice (use the 2 lemons whose zest you used in the cake mixture).

Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Recipe Method 8
Spoon this mixture over the slightly cooled cake. Leave to cool completely before removing the parchment paper and cutting.

Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Recipe Method 9
It is that simple, so delicious and ready in no time!

Easy Zesty Lemon Traybake Recipe

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