iced lemon traybake

Lemon slice

Lemon slice

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 + 35 minutes baking

Serves: 24 slices

When I’m baking with Hannah I always look out for ‘all in one’ recipes that mix everything together in one bowl as it’s easier and less messy. This lemon slice is a tasty iced lemon traybake from one of Mary Berry’s cook books. It’s similar to a lemon drizzle cake (which I love) but the icing on top adds a nice touch – it adds a little sweetness to balance the lemon flavour. I used love lemon slices when I was little – this is probably the closest i’ve come to replicating them.

Ingredients

225g softened butter
225g caster sugar
275g self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 large eggs
4 tbsp milk
Grated rind of a lemon

For the icing
Juice of 1 lemon
Icing sugar

How to make lemon slice

Pre heat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan and prepare your tin

Get your child to grease a 30 x 23 cm tin with a little butter then line the with baking paper.

Mix all the ingredients together

We used our mixer for this, but you could use a large bowl and mix by hand if you have the time.

Get your child to help measure the flour, sugar and butter into your bowl/mixer. While they are doing this add the baking powder.

child measuring flour child measuring sugar butter measuring on a digital scale

Crack the eggs into a separate bowl, then add into your mixture. Add the milk.

child cracking an egg into a blue bowl

Using the small side of your grater, grate the rind of the lemon and add to the bowl. As keen as Hannah is to help with this bit, I don’t tend to let her as I don’t think she can quite do it safely yet. At this point we also squeezed our lemon juice into a small bowl and kept it aside to use in the icing later.

iced lemon traybake

Mix everything together until it’s well blended.

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Bake the lemon slice

Pour the mixture into your tin and level the top with a spatula.

lemon slice in a baking tin before it goes in the oven

Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the cake has shrunk away from the sides of the tin and springs back when pressed gently with your fingers.

Leave to cool in the tin.

Make the icing

Take your bowl of lemon juice and add some icing sugar until you have a nice runny consistency. Spread it out over your iced lemon traybake. We also added a drop of yellow food colour to the last of the icing in the bowl before drizzling that over the top. Leave it to set before cutting.

lemon slice

Lemon slice

An easy iced lemon slice. All the ingredients get mixed in one bowl which makes it a really simple bake for little kids to try.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Afternoon tea
Cuisine: British
Keyword: cake, lemon, traybake
Servings: 24 slices
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 225 g softened butter
  • 225 g caster sugar
  • 275 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • Grated rind of a lemon

For the icing

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Icing sugar

Instructions

  • Pre heat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan
  • Get your child to grease a 30 x 23 cm tin with a little butter then line the with baking paper.

Mix all the ingredients together

  • Measure the flour, sugar and butter and baking powder into your bowl/mixer.
  • Crack the eggs into a separate bowl, then add into your mixture. Add the milk.
  • Using the small side of your grater, grate the rind of the lemon and add to the bowl. Squeeze your lemon juice into a small bowl and kept it aside to use in the icing later.
  • Mix everything together until it’s well blended.

Bake the lemon slice

  • Pour the mixture into your tin and level the top with a spatula.
  • Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the cake has shrunk away from the sides of the tin and springs back when pressed gently with your fingers.
  • Leave to cool in the tin.

Ice the lemon slice

  • Take your bowl of lemon juice and add some icing sugar until you have a nice runny consistency. Spread it out over your cake. We also added a drop of yellow food colour to the last of the icing in the bowl before drizzling that over the top. Leave it to set before cutting.

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