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Lemon Delicious

Lemon Delicious is a wonderful Australian dessert just perfect for family gatherings. For a real flavour boost, find the Seville Marmalade and more treats to share in our range of gift hampers.

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Step 1: Preheat the oven to 160°C

Step 2: Grease a baking dish with butter.

Step 3: Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the lemon zest and optional marmalade and mix until combined.

Step 4: Slowly add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well between each addition.

Step 5: Slowly add the flour and milk and when combined, slowly add the lemon juice to complete the batter.

Step 6: In a very clean, dry bowl, whisk the egg whites until peaks form.

Step 7: Add one-third of the whites to the lemon mixture and gently fold in. Then gently fold in the remaining egg whites.

Step 8: Pour the mixture into the prepared dish/es and place in a deep-sided water bath.

Step 9: Cook for 40 minutes, or until risen and golden on top

Step 10: Remove from the oven and dust with a flourish of icing sugar

Step 11: Serve warm with cream.  Alternately, cool and put into the fridge to serve chilled.


  1. 60g unsalted butter softened
  2. 3/4 cup caster sugar
  3. 3 lemons zested
  4. 15g 1 Tbspn Seville Marmalade (optional)
  5. 3 eggs large
  6. 1 Cup milk
  7. 100ml lemon juice
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