Sticky Lemon Slice

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Sticky lemon slice is a recipe that pops up everywhere, this version, to the best of our knowledge is quite generic and has been shared around many community cookbooks.


  • 225g butter,softened
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • finely grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • icing sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 170 C.

Beat the butter and icing sugar until pale and creamy, either with a cake mixer or in the food processor. Mix in the 2 cups of flour.

Press dough into a 20x 30 cm slice pan.  Bake for 15 minutes then remove from the oven.

While the base is cooling, make the topping.

Beat the second measure of sugar and eggs together until pale and creamy, add the 2 tablespoons of  flour, baking powder, lemon rind and lemon juice. Mix together.

Pour the mixture on top of the base, then return it to the oven and bake for a further 30-35minutes, or until golden in colour and firmish to the touch.

Cool in the tin, then dust with icing sugar and cut into squares. Transfer to an airtight container when cool.

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8 thoughts on “Sticky Lemon Slice

  1. Have made this recipe a few times now- as well as my friends and family who demanded the recipe;). A couple of people have tripped on which sugar to use when in the method…just follow the order listed in ingredients, icing sugar first then regular sugar- I use castor.
    My now go-to slice to impress. So sooooo good! Thanks Taste!

  2. This so totally DELICIOUS!:)xxx
    I made it 4 the 1st time and as soon as i dug my teeth into my sticky lemon slice, i fell in love!<3 <3 <3

  3. Love looking up all the scrummy recipes and trying out on my friends. Really enjoy your talk back on Saturday mornings always tune in. Great to hear how many young people are getting back into baking, both my daughters are great bakers.


  4. I made the sticky lemon slice today, for the first time and it was delicious. Iwill be making it again. Thank you for the recipe.