This is the ultimate lemon cake for anyone who really loves lemon. It is cool, refreshing, yet moist and rich.


  • 20 cm baking pan - grease and line bottom of pan with greaseproof paper

  • 200 gms lemons

  • 175 gms butter at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive oil

  • 3 egss

  • 2 cups Self Raising Flour

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • 2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste


  • 1.

    Pre-heat oven 180C

  • 2.

    Cut lemons (skin and all) and process in food process till fine

  • 3.

    Add sugar and process for 1 minute

  • 4.

    Add butter, eggs, yoghurt, olive oil and vanilla paste and process for 2 minutes

  • 5.

    Lastly, add flour, orange zest and baking powder and pulse till just combined.

  • 6.

    Please do not overmix.

  • 7.

    Transfer to baking pan and bake for 45 minutes.

  • 8.

    Stand cake in pan for 5 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool.


You can use oranges or raspberries instead of lemons.

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