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Lemony cake

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I was dreaming about this lemony cake already a long time ago but there was always something else cooking in the kitchen. Then I decided on the first day of Spring that today is a day for pink parrot tulips, yellow daffodils, pretty green pea soup and a zesty lemon cake. And so it was and it got baked. It´s a simple recipe but the taste is incredible.

And look at the light outside! I don´t remember being this happy about the Spring light ever ( well except for every year). I can already feel the sun actually warming my face and then it´s just a hop, skip and a week or two before the birds start chirping. I´m literally busting in my seams for the thought of Spring this year. Just like every year it makes me want to change the colours in the house ( What colours? you ask… Is your house not beige, grey and white? you say and then you nod and see that I need a dash of colour in here). But today it shall be a pink table cloth with yellow flowers and the cake that colours your soul bright yellow with happiness!

Lemon cake with a drizzled glaze

1½ cups flour (3,5 dl)
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
3 eggs
1 cup sugar (2,5 dl)
2 tbls softened butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon extract
⅓ cup of lemon juice
½ cup oil
zest of one lemon

Glace
1 cup powdered sugar

2 tbls whole milk

1/2 tsp lemon extract

1. Pre heat the oven to 180°c and butter your cake tin.

2. In a large bowl, combine salt, baking soda, flour and baking powder and mix well. Use a ball whisk to get your dry ingredients all airy.

3. Combine eggs, vanilla extract, lemon extract, butter, sugar and lemon juice in a stand mixer until well mixed.

4. Add dry ingredients and blend until smooth.

5. Add the oil and lemon zest and mix again.

6. Pour mixture into a cake or loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

7. Towards the end of the cooking time, put your glaze ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until blended.

8. Remove cake from the oven, pour the glaze on top and let cool.

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This cake is super lemony and moist. Such a great cake! My friend made it with her daughter for a dinner party ages ago and I had to ask for the recipe. It would be a perfect cake for Easter too. As you noticed, Cotton Candy and I decorated it with some chocolate eggs for tea that night to give you an idea ( and for us to cheat a little on candy day…). Pound cakes are great because they are easy enough to make with kids. Cotton Candy was measuring the dry ingredients and whisking them with a ball whisk to get them airy and fluffy while I mixed the wet ones on the stand mixer. And she made the glaze too. 

Have a sunny weekend!

Eikö olekin ihanaa joskus ihan arki-iltana leipoa kakku ja syödä se iltateellä. Tästä lähti muutama pala myös ystävien pöytään matkalla iltatreeneihin ja se sai erinomaista palautetta. Kakku on ihanan sitruunainen ja mehukas. Kannattaa todella kokeilla!

Aurinkoista viikonloppua!

Lattemamma

p.s. Jos mietit mistä saisi sitruunauutetta, niin ainakin Confetti näytti myyvän sitä Suomessa. Tuo emulsio ei ole ihan sama asia kuin uute, mutta sen maku ei haihdu uunissa lainkaan joten sopii tähän varmasti hyvin. Itse käytän tätä ( jota olen ostanut Nykistä). Voit myös korvata sen seuraavasti 1/2 tl sitruunauutetta=1 rkl sitruunamehua, kuorrutteessa kannattaa silloin vähentää vastaavasti muun nesteen määrää tai lisätä tomusokeria.

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