Lemons ๐Ÿ‹


Yesterday’s meme Monday was about life giving you lemons and ironically I have lemons. I visited my mum this weekend and she has the most glorious lemon tree in the backyard.


When life gives me lemons I don’t make lemonade… I make cake! ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฐ


I baked a version of this recipe on Saturday but my mum’s oven is terrible and while the flavour was great it didn’t cook very evenly. So here goes take two! ๐ŸŽฌ

Lemon tea cake (recipe from taste.com)

Ingredients 

  •  Melted butter, to grease
  •  200g (1 1/3 cups) plain flour
  •  150g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  •  285g (1 1/3 cups) caster sugar
  •  150g butter, melted, cooled
  •  3 eggs
  •  100ml milk
  •  1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  •  125ml (1/2 cup) fresh lemon juice
  •  150g (1 cup) pure icing sugar, sifted
  •  Lemon rind, zested, to decorate

Method 

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180ยฐC. Brush a 22cm bundt pan with melted butter. (I didn’t have a bundt pan so I used a spring form pan lined with baking paper. When ever I think of a bundt cake I’m reminded of that scene in my big fat Greek wedding where the soon to be in-laws bring one for their dinner hosts and the Greeks can’t understand why the cake has a hole in it and “fix” it by stuffing a vase of flowers in the middle!) Sift combined flour into a bowl. Stir in caster sugar. Make a well in the centre. Whisk the butter, eggs, milk, lemon rind and 100ml of lemon juice in a bowl until combined.

Step 2

Add the lemon mixture to the flour mixture and stir until well combined. Spoon into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 3

Place cake on a serving platter. Combine the icing sugar and remaining lemon juice in a small bowl. Spoon icing over the cake and decorate with lemon rind ( I lacked the sufficient tools to rind my Lemmon so I just added some zest to the icing mixture). Set aside to set.

Optional but I served mine with a little thickened cream but yoghurt would work too! Enjoy! 

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