Hello! I’m glad this Friday to be able finally to participate again to FiestaFriday. Lately, I tried some new dishes, but I give up to post them on the blog because of the lack of time to write. Today I would like to show you a simple classic Lemon Cake, ideal for breakfast or a tea break.
– 120 gr flour 00
– 250 gr butter
– 250 gr sugar
– 4 eggs
– 8-10 gr yeast
– 2 small lemon
– 120 gr maizena (it could be replaced with the same quantity of potato flour)
To start preparing the cake cut the butter in cubes and let it became soft at room temperature, then put it in a bowl and add half of the sugar quantity previewed for this recipe. Start mixing (with the mixer or with the whisks) till you’ll obtain a soft and spumy mixture, then add the egg yolks (one by one). When the eggs will be fully blended, add the lemon peel.
At this point you add the flour, the maizena and the yeast, previously sifted all together. Mix well all the ingredients then transfer the mixture in a clean big bowl. Use another time the mixer (or the whisks) to beat until stiff the albumen and the remaining quantity of sugar.
When you have approximately finish to beat the egg whites, add slowly the lemon juice, then continue till you’ll obtain a rich and dense mixture. Add at last delicately the edd yolks you previously prepared, mixing from bottom to the top, not to disassemble the albumen. Mix until all the ingredients all fully combined.
Transfer the mixture in a round baking tray – diameter 22-24 cm – covered in wax paper, and put the cake in the preheated oven for 1 hour time at 180°C. When the cake it’s ready, let it cool down and then sprinkle powdered sugar on the top.
Advice: If you notice that, while cooking, the cake became darker on the top, after 40 minutes open the oven and cover the cake with an aluminiun foil, then continue the cooking for the time suggested.
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Lovely looking lemon cake! With a nice quantity of cornflour in it… would like to try this! 🙂
Thank you Lili!If you try it, let me know about the result…and if you like it! 😉
You’re welcome Cristina! And thanks! Will do! 🙂
This is a beautiful cake. I am just crazy for lemon and love adding this cake to my want to make list!
Hello Julie, Thanks for your kind words! If you love lemon taste, this cake is just for you! It’s also really quick to make .. (30 minutes for the preparation!). Happy FiestaFriday to you!Cris
What a scrumptious cake! Great recipe. 🙂
Thank you! It has a really simple taste but to me it’s always a special cake… 😉
You’re welcome. I will try this out soon. 🙂
I love the flowers next to your lemon cake as well! Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend! 😀
Hello, hoping that you had a wonderful week-end! Thanks, i like to garnish cakes with colourful flowers! ;D
what a lovely cake, I absolutely adore the flavor of lemon, it is just so refreshing and fragrant, thanks for bringing this to the party:)
me too Lily, i love lemon, especially in summer! Thanks to you for stopping by! 🙂 Cris
I could almost smell this cake from here. The sugar on top just looks amazing! We are so glad to have you here, Cris. Happy FF! Have a lovely weekend. 🙂 xx
Hello Jhuls! Thanks! I’m glad finally to participate again to FF! I missed you all! The cake is amazing, we already eaten half ! 😀
Happy week-end to you too!Cris
What a lovely cake–and a very detailed and well-written recipe! It looks so light and pretty!
Thanks for your kind words! I’m glad that the recipe is well-written,
i always try to explain well the steps of the recipes. The cake it’s really soft, it melts in your mouth.
I love anything with lemon and this looks absolutely delicious!
Thank you! Me too, i love recipes and sweets with lemon, i use it often.
detto da te Silva…mi incoraggia 😀
I love lemon cake. 🙂 The flowers are a lovely decoration, too.
Hi Julie, me too I like the lemon taste in sweets. The flowers are pretty isn’t it? Reminds me to the spring 🙂
oooh i have a smilar recipe and it is a def favourite in this house and so easy thank you for reminding me of it, thank you for coming to fF #68 Justin exx
Hello Justin, thanks for your kind words! Yes, it’s a simple recipe, but it’s one of my favourite. Happy FF and happy week end to you!Cris
Thank you I hope you have sunny weather and a fab time x