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Lemon Cake -Torta di Limone

Updated: Feb 3, 2021

This makes a great weeknight treat as it is just sweet enough and if you want to dress it up for a special occasion or for company add this little lemon glaze which just puts it over the top!

Remember... if you make even a simple dessert... everyone stays at the table longer!



2 cups Flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

3 eggs

1 cup milk with one teaspoon of vinegar mixed in

2 tbsp lemon zest

2 tbsp lemon juice (fresh)

(if you are short on lemon... add a bit of Lemon extract)


Juice of one lemon

zest of one lemon

enough powdered sugar mixed in to make a glaze to pour over the top.

(if you end up needing more than you thought you can always add a little milk and sugar)

Mix the butter, sugar and eggs...

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Now alternate mixing the flour mix and the milk/vinegar into the butter mix ending with flour.

Lastly... add the lemon zest and lemon juice.

Pour into a greased pan. (in this video I also "sugared" the sides of the pan but it's not necessary. You can just grease with oil.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. This is a dense moist cake.

Let cool a bit then pour the glaze over the top and let drip down the sides.


Please let me know if you try this recipe! It is truly refreshing!

A great midwinter reminder that Summer will come again!!!

Buon Appetito!



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