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Hey there, budding bakers! ???? Are you ready to whip up a delicious Easter treat that will have everyone hopping with joy? Get your aprons and mixing bowls ready because we’re about to make the most egg-citing Easter cake ever!


  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 200g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 150g icing sugar
  • A handful of chocolate eggs or Easter decorations for topping ????

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a round cake tin with butter or oil. Remember to ask a grown-up for help with the oven!
  2. Mix the butter and sugar: In a large bowl, beat the softened butter and caster sugar until creamy and smooth. You can use a wooden spoon or an electric mixer if you have one.
  3. Add the eggs: Crack the eggs into a separate bowl (just in case any shell sneaks in!). and then add them one at a time to the butter and sugar mixture, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the vanilla and lemon zest: Stir in the vanilla extract and the zest of 1 lemon to give your cake a deliciously fragrant flavour.
  5. Fold in the flour: Gradually add the self-raising flour to the mixture, folding it in gently until everything is well combined and you have a smooth batter.
  6. Bake the cake: Pour the batter into your prepared tin and spread it evenly with a spatula. Pop it into the preheated oven and bake for around 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool and decorate: Once your cake is baked, remove it from the oven and leave it to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, sift the icing sugar over the top of the cake and decorate with chocolate eggs or your favourite Easter decorations.
  8. Serve and enjoy: Slice up your delicious Easter cake and enjoy it with family and friends! It’s perfect for an Easter tea party or a sweet treat after an Easter egg hunt.

There you have it, little bakers – a super simple and egg-citing Easter cake recipe that’s sure to impress! Have fun baking, and Happy Easter! 

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