Lemon Cake

Luscious Homemade Lemon Cake Recipe

This homemade Lemon Cake is moist, fluffy, and super easy to make from scratch! Each bite is packed with fresh lemon flavor, and the simple lemon glaze on top will keep you coming back for more after just one bite.

This lemon cake is a quick favorite—fresh and zesty, disappearing fast! Made with real lemon goodness, it’s moist, fluffy, and topped with a tasty lemon glaze. Perfect for any occasion, especially if you love a hint of citrus sweetness!

Lemon Cake Nutritional Overview

Indulge guilt-free in our Homemade Lemon Cake! With approximately 170-200 calories per serving (based on 8 servings), this delightful treat offers 3-5g of protein, 35-45g of carbohydrates, and 15-20g of fat. A touch of fiber (1-2g) enhances digestion, ensuring a perfect balance of flavors and nutrients for your enjoyment. Keep in mind, that values may vary based on your specific ingredients.

Lemon Cake

Luscious Homemade Lemon Cake

Enjoy the zesty goodness of our Homemade Lemon Cake—a delightful, moist treat that captures the essence of homemade perfection in every bite.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 8 Assuming the cake is cut into eight equal portions
Calories 172 kcal


  • Loaf pan
  • Zester
  • Beater
  • Strainer
  • Parchment paper
  • Nonstick dish
  • Stainless Steel Trivet


  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of oil
  • 3 tbsp of lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp of lemon zest
  • ½ cup of flour
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • ¼ tsp of baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  •  ⅓ cup of powdered sugar


  • Crack 2 eggs into a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to the eggs. Beat the eggs and sugar until the sugar completely dissolves.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of oil into the egg and sugar mixture. Beat the mixture for an additional 3 minutes until well combined.
  • Incorporate 2 tbsp of lemon juice into the mix. Beat the mixture for 30 seconds.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp of lemon zest to the mix. Ensure you include only the green skin, avoiding the bitter white part beneath.
  • Using a strainer, add 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda, and a pinch of salt to the mixture.
  • Use a beater to mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Beat for 1 or 2 minutes until a smooth batter is formed.
  • Grease a loaf pan with oil. Place a parchment paper in the loaf pan to prevent sticking. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Use a nonstick dish for baking. Place a Stainless Steel Trivet inside the dish. Preheat the dish for 5 minutes.
  • Position the loaf pan inside the preheated dish. Bake on low to medium heat for 40 minutes, ensuring even cooking.
  • In a separate bowl, mix 1/3 cup powdered sugar with 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
  • Pour the powdered sugar and lemon juice mixture over the baked cake, creating a delightful glaze. Sprinkle additional lemon zest over the cake for a burst of flavor.
Keyword Cake, Dessert

Tips for the Perfect Easy Lemon Cake

  • Don’t skip the lemon zest—it’s the key to that wonderful lemony flavor!
  • Opt for freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best taste; avoid the bottled version.
  • When making the lemon glaze, avoid adding too much liquid. Aim for a nice and thick consistency, not runny.
  • Enjoy the cake at its best by keeping it covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.

See also – Easy Homemade Oreo Cake Recipe

Enjoy the delightful freshness of this Easy Lemon Cake—moist, fluffy, and bursting with citrus goodness. Perfect for any occasion!
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