Sunday, April 14, 2013

Lemon Cake

Now there we go! Sunshine - all day long! Bye bye winter coat! I spontaneously thought that lemon cake is just the right choice for such a day. So here it comes without further ado, an easy, no-fuss recipe from Trish Deseine's wonderful and always reliable I love Cake.

(from Trish Deseine - "I love Cake")

50g soft butter
150g sugar
2 eggs
125ml milk
150g flour
1 sachet baking powder
1 lemon, grated zest and juice (and juice of one more lemon)
2 teaspoons sugar for the glaze
(icing sugar for dusting if you want to)

Grease a cake tin of about 22-25cm and line with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 170°C.

In a bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric hand mixer until fluffy. In another small bowl, mix eggs with the milk and beat with a fork. In another small bowl, mix flour and baking powder.

Now, add egg-milk-mixture and flour to the butter-sugar-batter, in small batches, alternating. Keep beating until you have a smooth batter. Add lemon zest. I also added a bit more lemon juice.

Fill the batter into you prepared tin and bake for about 45 minutes. Take the cake out of the oven. Now,  mix the juice of one lemon with the remaining sugar and soak the cake with it. If you like, you can also dust it with icing sugar. I made this pattern by cutting out little butterflies from a parchment paper. Then I covered the cake with the parchment paper and dusted with icing sugar.

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