Don't forget we sometimes have lemons for sale on Ampthill Country Market Stall, check out the facebook page.
4oz 125g Butter or margerine
6oz 175g Sugar (Caster if you have it)
2 large eggs
6oz 175g self raising flour
2 lemons (I reckon 1 big lemon would be enough)
sugar approx 2 ozs
Oven is at 180c 350f gas 4
Cream together the fat and sugar, add the egg and beat. Add the grated rind of one of the lemons, and also the juice of the lemon (or half if large lemon). Fold in the flour. Bake for 30 mins.
So if you are new to baking - for best results, beat the fat and sugar until light and fluffy, you can use caster sugar. Beat eggs in one at a time. Sieve flour onto the mix and carefully fold in.
Now there are several ways to finish this. You can melt the sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake whilst warm, spike it first with a cocktail stick. You can mix the juice of the lemon with the sugar and put on the cake whilst warm. You can add lemon rind to the mix too. Or you could make icing from juice and icing sugar and cover and then add some rind. Or maybe do the first and one of the others as well, for extra lemony sweetness :)