Cream butter and sugar.
Beat in eggs and lemon rind.
Sift dry ingredients together and add, alternatively with milk, to creamed mixture. Spoon into a greased 9inch loaf tin.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 c (gas mark 4) for 40-45mins or until done. Cool in tin.
for topping boil sugar and lemon juice for about 3 mins and spoon syrup over loaf in tin while still hot.
Leave cake for a few more minutes in tin before turning out onto a wire rack to cool further.