dusting powdered sugar on the tablespoon lemon cake
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Tablespoon Italian Lemon Cake

Italian Lemon Cake a delicious moist Cake, and all you need is a tablespoon for measurement.  Fast and Easy and so good. The perfect Breakfast, Snack or Dessert Cake Recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Fast & Easy Italian Cake, Lemon Cake for Breakfast or Snack
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 12 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 10 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • zest one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 10 tablespoons vegetable oil (your choice, I used corn oil)
  • 10 tablespoons milk


  • 2-3 tablespoons Icing/powdered sugar for dusting finished cooled cake


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C), grease and flour a 7 inch cake or bundt pan.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  • In a large bowl beat on low to medium speed (low is best but no higher then medium speed) sugar and eggs until very fluffy and light.  Approximately 5 minutes.
  • Then add the zest, juice, oil and milk, beat until combined. Then add the flour mixture and beat on low speed until smooth.
  • Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool in pan then remove to a cake plate.
  • Let cool completely before dusting with powdered / icing sugar.  Enjoy!

**All tablespoons (and teaspoon) are level not heaping.


    Eggs and sugar should be beaten on low speed, never on high speed. When adding the flour mix on low speed.
    Be sure to watch the Video at the top of the post!


    Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 102mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.8mg