On my quest to find a lemon cake that can compete with a store-bought lemon cake mix that my son used to love it seems that I finally succeeded. This below cake is not only super easy, no it is as well light, fluffy and delicious. Just the right cake to eat on hot summer days! Mix it up with some fruits on the side (and some bubbles?!) – and your are ready to indulge!
1⁄2 cup butter, melted (I used room temperature butter and a bit less)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten (room temperature)
1 tablespoon lemon juice (I used around 2.5, we love lemon flavour)
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 1⁄2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 cup milk
For the ‘drizzle’
1⁄3 cup lemon juice
1⁄4 cup sugar
And now the super easy directions:
Mix together 1 cup sugar and the butter.
Add eggs and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice; mix well.
Add salt, flour, and baking powder to mixture.
Bake at 160deg in a well greased loaf pan for 1 hour,or until golden brown.
Please note: I baked mine for only 40min, so keep an eye in the cake and check regularly.
Mix 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup sugar.
Use a toothpick to make holes in top of cake and drizzle lemon juice and sugar mixture over the top of the cake when removed from the oven.
Serve warm or cool – we served it with fresh fruits; a great summer cake!
I am sure a lemon icing with lemon juice and powdered sugar goes well with it, too. But powdered sugar is hard to get where we live and I really liked the ‘drizzle’, it kept the cake light and not sticky.
If you have a great lemon cake recipe at hand, I am happy to hear from you, so please do share. I found this one under food.com.
Have a lovely day,