I made this during the week for Joanne and her sister Karen, and I think they liked it :) So I decided I would make it for dessert down in Limerick this weekend. Its a simple cake to make its essentially a madeira sponge with Lemon Zest. Something I have learned recently when recipes specify a method never opt for the all in one method of mixing all the ingredients at once or use a food processor. The reason I say this is because it results in a very heavy cake, the purpose of sifting the flour adds the necessary air to the cake making it light and airy.
225g Margarine, softened( now butter would be nice here but Marg does the job)
225g Caster sugar
Finely grated zest 3 lemon
225g Self-raising flour