Thursday, May 6, 2010

Foodie Friday, Lemon Drizzle Cake

I am joining the ranks of the food people with a pretty cake.
See all the other fabulous morsels on Michael's blog, Designs by Gollum featuring the now famous "Foodie Friday".

Lemon (Drizzle) Cake

I got this recipe from this book I got at Marshalls a couple weeks ago. It has fabulous, delicious pictures which always sells me! I don't like cook books without pictures!

OK, Here's the recipe. But I'm warning you right up front . . . forget about steps 6 and 7!!!
They take a really good lemon cake and make it so sour that I actually threw my first piece away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! However, my mouth still wouldn't stop puckering!!! I had to have something sweet and have it fast! But I am getting ahead of myself!

Here's the steps 1 through 5. (I refuse to tell you 6 & 7!)
Grate a rind of one lemon and squeeze the juice. Should be about 3-4 TBSP.
Grease round pan with butter and place parchment paper on bottom.

Mix dry ingredients:
1 3/4 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 C superfine sugar

Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl:
4 eggs whisked
2/3 C sour cream
Grated rind of one lemon
3-4 TBSP Lemon juice
2/3 C vegetable oil

Mix all together till blended well.

Pour into cake pan and bake in a preheated oven of 350 degrees for 45-60 min.

I quickly frosted my cake with a butter cream frosting. It would also be very good with a cream cheese frosting but I had a can of the butter cream on hand and I needed something sweet FAST!

Now, the cake was very good, moist and delicious. After all it was my birthday cake : ))

Have a sweet Friday.


  1. This cake looks very delish, thanks for sharing. :-)

  2. Lemon is the best flavoring. So fresh tasting.

  3. I looooove lemon! And it is very tricky to work with - because there really has to be a good balance between the sweet and the sour. I'm glad you've found your perfect version of this so you could enjoy your birthday cake!

    Thanks for sharing @ Foodie Friday!

  4. It looks delicious! Thanks for posting the recipe. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! ~Karen

  5. Lemon is so lovely and luscious in the Spring! Belated Happy Birthday

  6. Happy Birthday... Lemon is MY favorite cake too... especially with my sister's lemon zest frosting! :)


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