Lemon cake

The first cake of 2012 was a splendid lemon effort by Nina, who valiantly leaped into the blank spot on the calendar at short notice. Phew! A special mention for the icing, which was sweet, tasty, and exactly the right thickness.

Lemon cake

In a baking emergency I usually follow my basic cake recipe and add whatever cake-worthy is in the fridge, in this case lemons.

200 g sugar
200 g butter
Grated lemon peel from 1 lemon
4 eggs – or 2 eggs and a volume of yoghurt substituting the two other eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
200 g flour
1 cup icing sugar
~ 3 tablespoons Limoncello + lemon juice of ¼ lemon

Melt the butter and mix with sugar, lemon peel and eggs/yoghurt.
Add baking powder and flour.
Grease and dust a cake form, preheat oven to 180C.
Bake cake for 55 minutes and let cool
Combine icing sugar and limoncello and/or lemon juice until it is pasty–sort-of-liquid and pour it over the cake. Let cool and enjoy.

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