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Lemon Spice Cakes

I absolutely love these Lemon Spice Cakes. They are a delicious mix of lemon citrus, sweetness from the cake and spice which tastes like Christmas.
Course Bakes, Cakes
Cuisine British, International
Keyword lemon and christmas spice cakes, lemon cakes, Lemon Spice Cakes, lemon yoghurt cake, little lemon cakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cakes
Calories 250kcal
Author Sisley White


  • 120 g unsalted butter
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 175 g lemon yoghurt
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 175 g plain flour
  • half a teaspoon mixed spice
  • half a teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • tiny pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/175ºc fan.
  • Grease the cake tin with melted butter and dust with plain flour.
  • Optional for decoration - Cut a slice of lemon and cut that into the quarters. Dab with kitchen paper and dust with flour Place in the bottom of the star.
  • In a stand mixer or by hand, cream the butter at room temperature and sugars until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix together.
  • Mix in the yoghurt.
  • In a separate bowl, measure and sieve out the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and the mixed spices.
  • Sieve in the flour gradually and stop when the flour is evenly mixed in.
  • Divide the mix into tin. Over the lemon slices if you've added them.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave in the tin for a few minutes to cool slightly and remove to cool completely on a wire rack.