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One of my favourite flavours for a dessert (or anything sweet really) is lemon, and I really love it in this cake as it makes it so moist. I think lemon & raisin go really well together and of course having raisins in a cake makes it healthy, right?…

Ingredients (serves 6-8)

  • 150g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g self raising flour (plus a little extra)
  • 3 eggs
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 200g raisins

  • Preheat oven to gas 5 / 375F / 190C, and grease & line the bottom of loaf tin.
  • Mix together the butter and sugar until smooth & creamy. 
  • Add the flour & the eggs bit by bit and mix well.
  • Add the lemon juice & zest and mix until well combined.
  • (If you’re lazy like me you could just chuck all of the above in a stand mixer at once).
  • In a separate mixing bowl, coat the raisins with the extra flour, this will stop them from sinking to the bottom of the cake.
  • Mix the raisins into the cake mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into a loaf tin then bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool, or serve warm.
  • Enjoy!

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I’m Stacey, in my mid-late 30’s, from a tiny village (officially a hamlet) in Lincolnshire.

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  1. Love the sound of lemon with raisins, like you I'm obsessed with all things lemony. My Dad makes a lemon yoghurt cake that is amazing! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  2. Hi Stacey, just a few words to say thankyou for your lemon and raisin cake recipe. My partner Prue and I wanted to bake something together to relieve the boredom of “Lockdown”. Prue is from New Zealand and they are a nation of cake lovers. We found your recipe and as we are both lemon fans we decided to have a go .After several weeks of being confined the biggest compliment I can pay to your cake is to say we have now made our third effort. We live in a small village on the North Hertfordshire/ Cambridgeshire border, at the moment things are very quiet and so we enjoy working together in the kitchen. Oh ! And by the way, our neighbour thinks it is absolutely delicious also. All the best and stay well.

    1. Hi Keith, thanks for your comment! That’s so good to hear – I just fancy a slice of this myself now!

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