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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Butter Cake with Lemon Glaze

Cake!! I think it's about time somebody posted a cake recipe here at Bee Sting CAKE!! This one is refreshing, "springy" (as in spring time, the season), and super lemony. I love lemon desserts, lemon bars, lemon sorbet, lemon pie, and lemon cake. I made this on easter sunday to follow up our super awesome dinner of ham, scalloped potatoes, rolls, and salad. It's easy and really good.

You will need:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon whole milk
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs at room temperature
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
garnish: confectioners sugar for dusting & a lemon slice

Preheat your oven to 350. Butter and flour an 8 x 2 inch round cake pan.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir together milk, zest, and vanilla.
Beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with milk mixture. Mix well after each addition. Pour batter into cake pan and smooth top. Bake until golden and a fork inserted into the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool in the pan 10 minutes.

To make the glaze...
Whisk together confectioners sugar and lemon juice.

Turn out the cake onto a rack then reinvert. Brush top and side of cake with all of the icing and then cool completely. Garnish with a dusting of confectioners sugar and lemon slices.

1 comment:

Mamasita Susie said...

this look so delicious. i love lemon everything! im gonna send you a recipe for lemon yogurt cake...and lemon ricotta cookies, i love you girl's blog, all the recipes, thank you for sharing this with me!