Easy Iced Lemon Traybake Recipe

lemon traybake recipe

| Easy Bake Sale Recipes – My Quick Bake Iced Lemon Traybake Recipe |

I adore baking and I love to experiment with interesting new flavours and ingredients. But sometimes you just can’t beat a classic, and a slice of lemon cake with a cup of tea is my idea of heaven!

So if you’re looking for a quick recipe for a bake sale, or just something fun to do on a Sunday afternoon, here’s my favourite Iced Lemon Traybake recipe that comes out perfect every time!

baking ingredients

The Perfect Iced Lemon Traybake Recipe 


225g Softened Butter

225g Caster Sugar

275g Self-Raising Flour

2 Level Teaspoons of Baking Powder

2 Grated lemons

4 Large Eggs

4 Tablespoons of Milk

lemon traybake recipe

For the Icing:

225g Icing Sugar

3 Tbsp Lemon Juice

I got this foolproof and delicious recipe from Mary Berry. The bezza likes to use an all in one method for hers but I just don’t think you get enough bounce…so I’ve tweaked it!

Sorry Mare, you’re still the baking queen. 

lemon traybake recipe

How To:

1. Grease and line a 12 x 9inch baking tray and heat your oven to 180oC.

2. Whisk together the butter & sugar in a large bowl until they make a smooth mixture combined with no lumps

3. Gently whisk in your milk, baking powder and lemon zest

4. In a separate bowl, whisk your eggs until they’re full of air bubbles and gently fold them into your mixture.

5. Using a butter knife fold in the flour to your mixture very carefully and pour your mixture into the prepared tin.

6. Level the top and bake for 35-40 minutes.

Your cake is done when it begins to shrink from the sides and springs back when pressed in the middle.

Stick a toothpick or a knife in the middle and when it comes out clean you’re good to go!

lemon traybake recipe

For The Icing:

I never measure mine (because clearly I’m a rebel without a clue!), but simply mix your icing sugar with the juice of your lemons until you get a slightly runny consistency that is lemony but still sweet.

Drip and spread over the top of your cooled cake and top with more lemon zest to make it look pretty.

Cut your Iced Lemon Traybake into squares with a sharp knife and serve with a warm cup of Earl Grey in a nice china mug!

Perfectly moist, zingy and sweet all rolled into one fluffy delicious square!


lemon traybake recipe

Hungry for more? Try my gluten free chocolate orange cake recipe.