Tantalizing Medieval Lemon Cake

Do you ever wish you could transport back in time for a one-of-a-kind dining experience? If so, then I’ve got just the thing for you! Introducing the Medieval Lemon Cake, the perfect dessert for a royal banquet.

This delicious cake, originating from the Middle Ages, possesses a unique flavor profile and blend of ingredients that will give you a taste of centuries ago. Tangy lemon and aromatic vanilla form a flavor combination truly fit for a king. The cake is also incredibly moist, making it perfect to serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream and a cup of tea.

The recipe is surprisingly straightforward to make, yet deceptively complex in flavor. Here’s what you’ll need to create this medieval masterpiece:


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and sea salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract, eggs and melted butter, stirring until smooth. Next, stir in the lemon extract, lemon juice, and buttermilk until fully incorporated.
  • Slowly blend in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9×13 inch baking pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in pan before serving.

Your taste buds will be delighted by this distinct, yet simple-to-make recipe. This Medieval Lemon Cake is the ideal way to get in touch with the past, to experience a dish as it was over 500 years ago. Consider giving it a try and make your own unique version of this classic dish.

If you’re in search of more inspiration for a culinary journey through time, why not try out some other recipes steeped in rich tradition? You may find that creating dishes from history can be a fun and tasty experience!