Lemon Buttermilk Cake Recipe

Lemony and zesty buttermilk and corn flour cake

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Lemon Buttermilk Cake Recipe
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Lemon Buttermilk Cake Recipe is a lemony and zesty buttermilk and corn flour cake which makes a wonderful breakfast or a snack for anytime of the day. This lemon buttermilk cake is damn delicious and totally irresistible. You can make these for high tea and continental theme parties as well. Serve Lemon Buttermilk Cake Recipe along with Hot Coffee Latte Recipe and Lemon And Rosemary Shortbread Cookies Recipe.

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Note: The icing won't be too hard but let it set a little before serving. The leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for a day.

Cuisine: Continental
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


6 Servings


  • 1 cup Vivatta Maida
  • 1 cup Corn flour
  • 1 cup Butter (Unsalted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon zest
  • For syrup
  • 2 Lemons , juiced
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
  • For Icing
  • 1-1/2 cups Icing Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice

How to make Lemon Buttermilk Cake Recipe

  1. To begin making Lemon Buttermilk Cake Recipe, preheat oven to 180C and grease a loaf tin with butter and dust with flour.

  2. Sift the corn and plain flour into a mixing bowl along with baking powder and baking soda.

  3. In another mixing bowl beat sugar with butter until light and fluffy. Stir in lemon zest and set aside.

  4. Add a half teaspoon of lemon juice into buttermilk and mix well.

  5. Now add the flour mixture into the sugar butter mixture alternating with buttermilk and mix well until combined.

  6. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for about  40 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  7. Cool the cake on a wire rack with a baking tray underneath it.

  8. To make the syrup put all ingredients in a saucepan and cook until sugar is dissolved.

  9. Pierce the cake with a skewer and pour the syrup all over the cake while it is still warm.

  10. To make the icing add the lemon juice gradually into the icing sugar until desired consistency. 

  11. Pour the icing over the cake and let the extra drizzle down into the tray. 

  12. Sprinkle some lemon zest if desired, slice and serve the cake.

  13. Serve Lemon Buttermilk Cake Recipe along with Hot Coffee Latte Recipe and Lemon And Rosemary Shortbread Cookies Recipe.

Lemon Buttermilk Cake Recipe is part of the Baking With Flour Contest