Many people I know have caught a cold over the last few days. Sarah, on our weekly "dinner date", told me that she thought she was about to get sick – which for her was a reason to buy lemon cake for dessert. “We need some vitamin C right?!”, she said. Good excuse to have cake ;-) “Bring the vitamin C on!”, I thought and made a lemon cake myself yesterday. This cake here is soaked with lemon juice. I love the sugar crust… it looks about as icy as our streets at the moment...
(from Trish Deseine - I love Cake)
100g soft, salted butter
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons milk
1 lemon, grated zest
for the glaze:
2 lemons, juice
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 20cm diameter springform pan with parchment paper and grease the rim with butter.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl with the electric hand mixer for about 2 minutes until you got a creamy dough. Pour into your prepared srpingform pan and bake for about 35 minutes. That's almost it... now how easy is that?!
Take the cake out of the oven. Mix the lemon juice with the sugar and pour over the cake immediately, it is important that the cake is still very hot. Then, let cool and take out of the springform pan.