Lemon Cake with Lemon Syrup

Lemon Cake with Lemon Syrup


For the Cake:

  • 4 large eggs or 5 medium eggs
  • 1 cup sugar (approximately 160-180 grams)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • 2 cups flour, not fully packed (about 200 grams, adjust as needed based on egg size)
  • 60 grams vegetable oil (about 1/3 cup)
  • 60 grams milk (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 packet baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (fully packed)
  • 1 tablespoon butter

For the Syrup:

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Lemon slices


  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
    • Grease and flour a cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Making the Cake Batter:
    • In a large bowl, beat the eggs with sugar and vanilla sugar until fluffy.
    • Add a pinch of salt and continue beating until well combined.
    • Gradually add the flour and baking powder while mixing at low speed.
    • In a separate bowl, mix together the vegetable oil and milk, then add to the batter and mix until smooth.
    • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  3. Baking:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Preparing the Lemon Syrup:
    • In a saucepan, combine the lemon juice, sugar, water, cornstarch, and butter.
    • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and becomes syrupy.
    • Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  5. Assembling the Cake:
    • Once the cake has cooled, poke holes all over the top with a skewer or fork.
    • Slowly pour the warm lemon syrup over the cake, allowing it to soak in.
    • Decorate with lemon slices if desired.
  6. Serving:
    • Slice and serve the lemon cake, drizzling with any remaining syrup if desired.

Enjoy your delicious lemon cake with lemon syrup!

Note: Adjust the amount of sugar based on your preference for sweetness and the tartness of your lemons.

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