Sansa’s Lemon Cakes

I recently tried the Elizabethan Lemon Cake recipe out of A Feast of Ice and Fire and they came out extremely dry. So I made some modifications to the recipe and I figured I’d share what I did. This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. These Lemon Cakes are modeled after the ones that Sansa loves so much in Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire, albeit they are more like cookies than cakes. This recipe makes about 16 Lemon Cakes.



2 cups granulated sugar

6 tablespoons butter

1 egg

2 egg yolks

1/4 cup milk

1/2 lemon, juiced

2 lemons worth of zest

2 1/2 cups flour


1/3 cups confectioner’s sugar

1 tablespoon milk


Preheat the oven to 350° F. Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Melt the butter and combine with the granulated sugar. Add in the egg, egg yolks, and milk and mix thoroughly. Grate the lemon zest into the batter and juice half of a lemon into the mixture as well. Stir until everything is completely combined. Add in the flour and mix until it becomes a consistent dough. Form balls of dough about 1 inch in diameter and spread them across the baking sheets. The dough might be a little sticky, but if it is too sticky to handle add in a little bit more flour. Bake in 350° F oven for about 16 minutes.

While they are baking, make the icing. Combine confectioner’s sugar and milk and mix until it becomes thick. After the cakes come out of the oven, let them cool for about 15 minutes. Brush on the icing after the cakes are cool, if you are bit more artistic than I am you could drizzle the icing on to make some pretty designs. Let the icing setup on the cakes for about 10 minutes and they will be ready to eat.





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