Odlums Iced Lemon Traybakes


For Cake:

175g/6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour

1 level Teaspoon Baking Powder

125g/4oz Stork Tubbed Margarine

125g/4oz Caster Sugar

2 Eggs

3 tablespoons Milk

Finely grated rind of 1 Lemon

25g/1oz Poppy Seeds (optional)

For Topping:

175g/6oz Icing Sugar (sieved)

Juice from ½ Lemon


1. Place flour, baking powder, margarine, caster sugar, eggs, milk, lemon rind and poppy seeds (if used) into a mixing bowl and beat for about 2 minutes until mixture is smooth.

  1. Transfer to a greased and lined roasting tin 1½”/4cm deep and approx 12″/30cm x 9″/23cm. Level the top with a spoon.
  2. Bake in a pre-heated oven 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch.
  3. Remove from oven and cool on a wire tray.
  4. When cold, mix lemon juice and icing sugar to form a stiff icing and use to spread over top of traybake. When set cut into squares.