Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lemon Cake

A beautiful and wonderful friend of mine kindly gave me her recipe to the most amazing lemon cake. 
It is truly delicious and very easy to make. I made it last night and it was a hit! Everyone loved it! 


1 cup flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (1 lemon)

For the syrup:
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

For the glaze:
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
4 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 8 by 4 loaf pan with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt)
In a bowl of electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachments, cream the butter with the sugar.
Add one egg at a time. Continue mixing.
Add vanilla extract and lemon zest. Continue to mix.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Continue to mix further.
Pour in the prepared pan.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool for few minutes on a rack.

For the syrup: In a small saucepan combine sugar and lemon juice.
Cook on medium heat for few minutes, until sugar dissolves completely.
Spoon the syrup over the cake. Let cake cool.

For the glaze: mix confectioners' sugar and lemon juice.
You may add 1 teaspoon cold water at a time, if too stiff.
Pour over completely cooled off cake.

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