Cosy Hobbit Kitchen

Lemon Sour Cream Cake


A wonderfully moist, zesty cake to bake on a relaxed Sunday morning.


  • 125g butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 T grated lemon rind
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice


Cream butter, sugar and lemon zest in an electric mixer.

Add eggs and beat well until combined.

Fold through sour cream, SR flour and lemon juice.

Pour into a  greased and lined cake tin (square 20cm/8 inch recommended) and place in a preheated 180*C (350*F) oven for 40 minutes or until cake is cooked when tested with a skewer.

Place cake on a wire rack to cool. Finish with a dusting of icing sugar and serve with cream or yoghurt if desired.

Serves 8-10

From Dining by Donna Hay (part of the Marie Claire series)



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  1. * bakingforthecure says:

    This recipe sounds delicious, I`ve been looking for a recipe to finally do something with the lemons that are hanging on the tree outside. Thanks! 🙂

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 11 months ago
  2. * Alexandra says:

    This looks so good and super easy, too! I’ll be sure to make this when I want to bake but don’t want to make anything really elaborate.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 11 months ago
  3. * skeltzer says:

    Hi! I saw you posted this on livejournal and amazingly had all of the ingredients (minus the lemon zest) and I made it. DELICIOUS!
    Can’t wait to see what else you’ve got for us!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 11 months ago
  4. * ingrid says:

    Looks good. I’ve made something very similar but it was a Barefoot Contessa recipe.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 11 months ago
  5. * holly says:

    i made this today! turned out great but with lumps of sour cream. i had trouble “folding” through the sour cream(next time i will probably add it to the butter mixture and give a little beat before the flour is added) but i am glad it didnt ruin the recipe. yummy lemony goodness. 😀

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 11 months ago
  6. * MJK06 says:

    I made this as i adore cake with lemon in it and it was delicious 🙂 (Too delicious…I’m making another today!) Thx for posting this lovely recipe!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 8 months ago
    • * Kristina says:

      I’m so happy it turned out well for you 😀

      | Reply Posted 9 years, 8 months ago

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