Lemon Tea Cake


6 Tbsp butter

3/4 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup for glaze

2 eggs

zest of one lemon, plus 1 Tbsp lemon juice, save the rest of the juice for glaze

1¼ cups self-rising flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 inch pan with baking spray, or butter and flour it.

In a mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar until well blended.

Add eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice, and mix well.

Add flour and mix to combine. Dough will be stiff.

Spread dough in prepared pan and bake for 20 to 22 minutes until lightly browned and set in the middle.

While the cake bakes, make the glaze:

In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar and the remaining lemon juice (should be about 2 or 3 Tbsp, if not add more from another lemon).

Remove cake from the oven and pour the glaze over the hot cake.

Let cake cool completely, cut in squares and serve.

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