Lemon Cake – Light and Summery

What happens when you spot Meyer lemons at your neighbourhood supermarket? You jump with joy, do a happy dance and pick a couple up even if it costs a bomb! I had read so much about them , that I had to bring them home. They surely don’t look like the regular ones we get here. These soft -skinned fruits are significantly sweeter and less – acidic than their cousins here.

My little one ( well, not so little anymore ) likes simple cakes , so a simple cake I decided to bake. A very easy , flavourful , fluffy Lemon Cake. Served with a light sugar syrup drizzle and some butter grilled lemon slices on top. You go note the recipe.

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Lemon Cake - Light and Summery
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Recipe type: Cakes
Cuisine: Continental
 
A fragrant and fluffy cake recipe.
Ingredients
  • Flour - 1 cup
  • Powdered Sugar - 1 cup
  • Eggs - 2
  • Butter - 100 gms
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Lime juice - 1 tsp
  • Lime rind - grated as per taste
  • Some sliced lemon for garnish
  • For Sugar Syrup :
  • Icing sugar - 2 tbsp.
  • Lime juice - 4 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Grease a baking tin of your choice. Preferably 9' pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
  3. Sift together the flour and the baking powder. Keep aside.
  4. In a bowl , cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Atleast for 4 -5 mins if using a electric whisker.
  5. Next add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
  6. Add the lime juice and the grated lime rind.
  7. Mix in the flour mixture and gently fold together into the egg mixture.
  8. Pour into the greased tin and bake for 30-35 mins till light golden crust forms. Check with a skewer if done.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.
  10. Mix together the icing sugar and lime juice into a smooth paste and drizzle on top of the cake.
  11. Garnish with grilled lemon slices and serve.
 

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