iced lemon traybake
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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


  • 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


  • 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.