Wedding cake – tangy lemon

The second tier of our three-tier wedding cake is a delicious, tangy lemon creation that is sure to impress. The refreshing citrus flavors shine through in every bite and leave you wanting more. The secret to its irresistibly moist texture lies in the generous addition of tangy lemon syrup. This heavenly combination of acidity and sweetness creates a harmonious balance that gives you and your guests an unforgettable cake experience. Brighten up your wedding reception with this delicious lemon-infused masterpiece.


  • 350g unsalted butter, softened
  • 350g golden powdered sugar
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 140g plain flour
  • 280g self-raising flour
  • Zest of 4 lemons, juice of 3 (approx. 100 ml/3½fl oz)
  • Zest and squeeze 2 lemons
  • 100g golden powdered sugar

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas 3.
  2. As before, prepare the inside and outside of a 23cm can.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually stir in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Add a tablespoon of flour when it starts to split.
  6. Fold in flour and a pinch of salt.
  7. Add lemon zest and juice.
  8. Pour the mixture into the can.
  9. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until well risen and golden brown and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  10. Meanwhile, make the syrup by heating the sugar, lemon zest and juice in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved. Put aside.
  11. Once the cake is out of the oven, let it cool until just warm.
  12. Poke holes all over the cake with a skewer.
  13. Pour the syrup over the top, allowing it to absorb completely after each addition.
  14. Allow to cool completely.
  15. Either wrap the cake or fill it and spread it with icing.
  16. The unfilled cake keeps well if you wrap it with baking paper and cling film for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to a month.

Nutritional Information

269 8g 1g 33g 0.17g 20g 4g 0g

Equipment and tools

  • mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer or hand mixer
  • spatula
  • measuring cup
  • Sieve
  • Zester
  • Juicer
  • Round cake tins
  • parchment paper
  • Cooling rack
  • Serrated knife or cake smoother
  • Palette knife

Allergen information

This zesty lemon wedding cake recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Eggs
  • Wheat flour)

Storage and leftovers

To store the Wedding Cake – Zingy Lemon, follow these steps:

  1. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  2. Wrap the cake tightly in cling film to prevent it from drying out.
  3. Place the wrapped cake in an airtight container or cake pan.
  4. Store the cake in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

If desired, you can also store the cake in the refrigerator for longer freshness.

The cake will keep for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

To enjoy leftover slices, simply remove desired portion from storage container and serve.

Health Benefits of Wedding Cake – Zingy Lemon

Wedding cakes are undoubtedly a highlight of every wedding. And if you’re a fan of citrus flavors, then the tangy lemon wedding cake is for you. It not only satisfies your taste buds with its tangy and refreshing taste but also offers several health benefits. Let’s explore some of the key health benefits of this delicious cake.

1. Rich in Vitamin C

One of the outstanding health benefits of the tangy lemon wedding cake is its high vitamin C content. Lemons are known to be a rich source of this essential vitamin, which plays a crucial role in supporting the immune system. Eating foods rich in vitamin C can boost your immune response and help you fight off common illnesses like the flu and cold.

2. Antioxidant power

Lemons also provide powerful antioxidants with their high concentration of vitamin C. Antioxidants are important for neutralizing harmful free radicals in the body, which can cause cell damage and contribute to various health problems. Including lemon wedding cake in your diet can help increase your antioxidant intake and protect your cells from oxidative stress.

3. Mood enhancer

Did you know that the smell and taste of lemons can have a positive impact on your mood? The refreshing aroma and tangy taste of tangy lemon cake can help lift your mood and improve your overall well-being. So enjoying a slice of this cake during a wedding reception can do wonders for your mood!

4. Heart-healthy ingredients

Another benefit of the tangy lemon wedding cake is the use of heart-healthy ingredients. Unlike traditional wedding cakes, which are often full of unhealthy fats and sugar, this recipe calls for unsalted butter and golden powdered sugar. While moderation is key, opting for these ingredients may be a better choice for those concerned about their heart health.

5. Reduced sugar option

The zesty lemon wedding cake recipe not only uses healthier ingredients, but it also contains less sugar compared to some other cake recipes. This can be particularly beneficial for people who are watching their sugar consumption or trying to manage illnesses such as diabetes. However, it is important to enjoy this cake in moderation.

With its tangy lemon flavor and health-promoting properties, the tangy lemon wedding cake is a delicious treat that offers more than just deliciousness. Incorporate this cake into your wedding celebration and enjoy its tempting taste and potential health benefits.

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