• 125ml vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 250ml tub Lake District Dairy Co. lemon quark
  • 3 large free range eggs, separated
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease the base and sides of a 900g (or 2lb) loaf tin, then line with non-stick baking parchment.

  2. 2

    Sift the flour, baking powder and caster sugar into a bowl. Beat the lemon quark, egg yolks, lemon zest and oil together in a jug.

  3. 3

    Use an electric whisk to whisk the egg whites together in a clean bowl until they form soft peaks. Stir the lemon quark mixture into the dry ingredients, then stir in a third of the egg whites.

  4. 4

    Add the remaining egg whites and gently fold into the mixture using a figure of eight motion.

  5. 5

    Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and then bake in the middle of the oven for 50-55 minutes or until risen and firm to the touch. When lightly touched in the centre the cake should bounce back.

  6. 6

    Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes.

  7. 7

    Mix the juice of the lemon with the granulated sugar and spoon over the top of the cake, whilst still warm. Leave the cake to cool in the tin standing on a wire rack.

  8. 8

    Once cold, remove from the tin, peel away the lining paper and serve in thick slices. The cake will keep well in an airtight container for up to a week. It gets better and more moist as time goes on.

  9. 9

    *All information included in this recipe has been provided by The Lake District Dairy Co.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1114kj 266kcal 13%
  • Fat 10.0g 14%
  • Saturates 1.5g 8%
  • Sugars 25.0g 28%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

% of the Reference Intakes

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