I love lemon cake recipes.
The reason for this is because I easily get tired of eating cakes or anything sweet if they are just sweet. I don’t like it if a dessert it too overwhelmingly sweet that you just want to drink bitter coffee for the rest of your life so you will not taste another hint of sweetness all over again. This is the reason why I love fruits in desserts. Fruits give that hint of freshness in every bite. I love it most if it’s citrus fruits.
Because the zest just makes the dessert extra special. Just like this lemon cake recipe. Lemon cake is a family favorite. You can always find its presence on the dessert table whenever we have a get together. There is always one of us who will make it. We don’t usually serve it for dessert, but rather during afternoon tea time or in the case of the kids, milk time.
Again, my sons love dipping everything in their milk and this lemon cake is no exception. I love it most with tea though. While I am a coffee lover, tea just compliments this dessert well. My husband loves pairing this with cold lemonade just because he wants to. He’s quite the rebel, that one. Anyway, a copy of this lemon cake recipe can be found on the next page. Enjoy!
To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:
1 1/2 cup(s) FLOUR
1/2 teaspoon(s) BAKING SODA
1/2 teaspoon(s) BAKING POWDER
1/2 teaspoon(s) SALT
1 cup(s) SUGAR
2 tablespoon(s) BUTTER; Softened.
1 teaspoon(s) VANILLA
1 teaspoon(s) LEMON EXTRACT
1/3 cup(s) LEMON JUICE
1/2 cup(s) OIL
Lemon Icing Ingredients:
1 cup(s) POWDERED SUGAR; Plus 1 Tablespoon.
2 tablespoon(s) WHOLE MILK; I Used 2%.
1/2 teaspoon(s) LEMON EXTRACT
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Use a mixer to blend together the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, lemon extract and lemon juice in a medium bowl.
Pour wet ingredient into the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.
Add oil and mix well.
Pour batter into a well greased 9×5-inch loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into center of the cake comes out clean.
Make the lemon icing by combining all the icing ingredients in a small bowl with an electric mixer on low speed.
When the loaf is cool, remove it from pan and frost the top with the icing.
Let the icing set up before slicing.
Source : allrecipes.Com