THE FRIDAY NIGHT RECIPE: LEMON CAKE

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.

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INGREDIENTS:

– 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)

PREPARATION:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Buon Appetito!

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28 thoughts on “THE FRIDAY NIGHT RECIPE: LEMON CAKE

  1. Pingback: THE FRIDAY NIGHT RECIPE: LEMON CAKE | homethoughtsfromabroad626

    • 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

  2. 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:)

  3. 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

    • 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.

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