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Poppy's Famous Lemon Cake



12 slice(s)

Shortcake Base

  • 340 grams self-raising flour
  • 200 grams raw sugar
  • 125 grams Butter, softened
  • 2 eggs

Lemon Butter

  • 125 grams lemon juice
  • 200 grams raw sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 grams Butter, roughly cut
  • 6
    1h 0min
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Shortcake Base
  1. Preheat oven to 160*C,

    Line cake tin with baking paper (scrunch to help with corners or round tin as necessary)

    Combine all ingredients in TM bowl 1min/Dough mode

    Tip the shortcake base into a bowl to prep while lemon butter is cooking.


  2. Lemon Butter
  3. Insert buterfly whisk.

    Combine lemon juice, sugar, eggs and butter in TM bowl and cook 8 min/80*C/speed 3

    MEANWHILE: Press 2/3 of the mixture into cake tin to form the base 

    After 8 minutes, test to see if the setting point of the lemon buttter has been reached by inserting a teaspoon; the mixture should coat the back of the spoon in a thick layer.  If not set, cook until desired consistency/80*C/speed 3.

    Pour the lemon butter over the shortcake base and crumble remaining 1/3 of shortcake dough over the top.

    Bake for about 45 minutes.

    Cool in tin

    Dust with icing sugar to serve


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This recipe was adapted from the lemon cake wich features in The Forgotten Pearl by the fabulous Australian children's author Belinda Murrell.  I have always dreamed of including this cake in a Book Week feast at school, or as a gift for anyone who loves to read.

The recipe was provided for the book by Belinda's friend Jenn Wall

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