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Aug 10, 2011

Lemon Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Icing

Lemon Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Icing
Hai Friends...Hope you remember about the food stall that I shared with you in one of my post....Sorry for the late update,I want to share a few photos of that..We made delicious Brownies, Gobi 65, Spicked Chicken Skewers on behalf of our team...Rest of them made Some Fruit pizza, Spring rolls, Puddings, Some Fried sweets, Gulab Jamuns and some Indian Snacks...We really had a great time and all the stuffs that we made got over soon..Now back to today’s recipe..

I recently found that lemon and chocolate goes well together,so I discovered this cake and it was a huge blast..I made this cake for my sister’s friends birthday...I didn’t get a chance to look at the inside of the cake,since it is made for a birthday..I told my sister to take a picture of the cake after it has been cut,but she missed that..So sorry for that,but I can imagine how the cake will be after it has done its job “Lemon flavoured cake with creamy butter cream icing”...I made chocolate butter cream icing for this(you could check the recipe here)...So please try this cake and tell me how it came..


All Purpose Flour / Maida-2.5 cups / 300 gms
Sugar-2 cups / 400 gms
Vegetable Oil-2/3 cup / 160 ml
Milk-2/3 cup / 160 ml
Vanilla-1 tsp
Salt a pinch
Baking powder-2 tsp
Baking soda-1 tsp
Lemon juice-1 tblspn
Yellow food colouring-a pinch(optional)


Preheat the oven to 180°C ( 350°F).Prepare 2 round tin by applying oil in the bottom and dust it with flour and coat flour on all sides..Tip out the extra flour..

In a bowl add in flour,salt,baking powder,baking soda and mix well.

In a mixing bowl add in eggs,sugar and vanilla and beat till fluffy.

Add in lemon juice,oil,milk and mix well.

Sift in the flour mixture and fold gently till combined.

Add in yellow food colouring and mix well.

Tip this into two tin and bake it for 25-30 min.Let it cool down and remove it from the tin..

Leave it to cool completely before icing.

Prepare the Chocolate Butter Cream Icing (Check recipe by clicking this)...

Sandwich the cakes with a dollop of icing and cover the entire cake with the icing and decorate it as you wish..



Grab all your ingrediants
Butter a tin and dust it with flour on all sides

add salt,baking powder,baking soda with flour and mix it together...

take eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl

add vanilla...

beat it till fluffy

add lemon juice

pour in oil...

add milk and mix well...

Sift in flour mixture..

add food colouring and mix well

lovely colour right...

Divide it into two tins and bake to perfection
Take your chocolate icing
dollop it over the cake and sandwich with other cake and cover the entire cake with icing

all done...

Sprinkle the cake with some sprinkles...

i love it...


  1. Your icing looks so smooth! I'm jealous.

  2. cake looks very yummy...i love the addition of lemon in it..

  3. What a pretty birthday cake! Very colorful with the sprinkles on top :)

  4. Delicious combi of lemon and chocolate in the cake :) Like the colorful decoration :)

  5. You had me at Lemon.....Butter Cream. Looks fantastic!

  6. hummm que rico te ha quedado un paso a paso estupendo


  7. came out perfect. Happy to know.


  8. Hi Aarthi!! Sure lemon and chocolate get along very well, I loved your cake. Big hug

  9. Te ha quedado muy bonito.
    Felicidades a tu hermana por su cumpleaños.

  10. Wow its a different combo which i never heard.Gr8 job.Keep going.

  11. You have done the icing beautifully and lemon cake is always delicious.

  12. awesome combo of lemon and chocolate!

  13. Lemon n chocolate is like wow ...and you have done a great job ..cake looks perfect

  14. am very much inspired by ur pictorial procedure....no post is without pictorials...love it...easy to get the recipe in just a minute on cing the pictorials....g8 going...-
    <a href="http://yummy-bytes.blogspot.com>Meena's Kitchen</a>

  15. OMG..looks really yummy,,,,,,love to make..but with out eggs......thanks for sharing..good one..

  16. Beautiful work, absolutely mouthwatering.

  17. Yum !!! what a great looking cake, mouth watering :)

  18. a great thank you for opening this kind of site, this will add knowledge and skills for me

  19. hi....d cake looks super yummy...is it possible to make d recipe eggless...pls let me know...really wanna try d cake..

  20. Khush..Thanks for your comment..You could use any egg substitutes for this..Try adding some curd, apple sauce or silken tofu in this..I have never tried it, just a suggestion..Try it and let me know the result

  21. hi Could u pls give me the baking temperature info..

  22. @spuppala

    I have given it in the method..180 degree C for 25-30 mins.

  23. hi aarthi

    i just want to know whether the cake will be sweeter or not. Otherwise will it taste too lemony?!

    Also shall i use chocolate ganache as frosting? will it go well with this cake?


  24. @Vidyalakshmi SankaranIt will be sweet lemony at the same time..Yes u can use your fav frosting

  25. @Vidyalakshmi SankaranIt will be sweet and lemony. You can use any frosting

  26. Hi Aarthi, please mention the baking time and temperature. I am very new to baking. I have Morphy Richards oven. Ism very eager to try this.please mention time for preheating and baking temperature.

  27. @gowri vidhyait is mentioned in the written recipe

  28. ht aarthi ,can i reduce the recipe to half. kindly suggest.

  29. Hi can you please tell me how big were your tins? How many inches?


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