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
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!!!