Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lemon Cake

It's good to be an all rounder. Good in this, good in that and good in practically everything. But how can that possibly be? Though there's nothing wrong in excelling and being successful, but not necessarily by pushing beyond our limits until we break our bones. As long as we are good in certain things, we have achieved success. So, stop comparing life on social media to get carried away by those who won't stop bragging on how they are all good in good things. I like to be good in baking too but never had the interest. What more I am contented I cook decent every day meals for my family. Family also somehow don't like cakes, perhaps why I have never considered baking. But every now and then, the baking force does kick in. Not because I want to be a professional baker, just to get a hang of it. To start off again (dates sunflower seed cake) I baked this lemon cake - recipe from a popular blog which came with stunning pictures. Cake turned out great - soft, moist and lemony scented (Lemon Cashew Nut Rice). However, it would have been better if I didn't copy the recipe 100%. Instead of 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder, 1 tsp is enough. My recipe has been amended, so follow as it is.

For the cake
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp lemon rind
1 tsp baking powder

For the frosting
200ml whipping cream 
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup caster sugar
*** Whisk together. 

Beat butter and sugar till creamy and fluffy.
Add eggs one by one, beating well between each addition.
Sieve flour with baking powder.
Fold into creamed mixture.
Then gently combine lemon juice and rind.
Tip batter in a greased baking pan.
Bake at 175C for an hour or until cake is cooked.
(Note: time depends on the size of the pan and type of oven)
Remove from oven and pour the frosting on top.
Let it cool down before cutting.
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  1. yummm....delicious. Try with sponge kek

  2. Looks delicious and such an easy recipe to follow as well!

  3. I would smile too after eating this.

  4. I loved the flavor of lemon too, be it in cake or cookie!

  5. Aah...I can feel the zing....Lovely looking cake...

  6. I love lemon flavors and your lemon cake looks absolutely moist and delicious!! Beautiful yellow colors

  7. Lemon is the perfect way to have summer year round! :D

  8. it looks yummy Ms.Nava..and yes I also prefer lemons rather than tamarind because I like more the aroma on lemons..thank you for sharing Ms.Nava ;) *hugs*

  9. Nava - this sounds delicious! I'm a HUGE fan of citrus in baked goods. It is always so clean tasting and such a TREAT!

  10. lemon cake is good, i like to eat it with a cup of hot beverage. ^^

  11. thanks to each one of you and all the wonderful, amazing words and encouragement for me to indulge in baking activities more.

  12. Uu, I love lemon always fascinated me somehow because it has so many flavors.

  13. Very nice presentation! It's making me drool!

  14. wow it looks awesome!:D first time visiting, by the way :)

  15. Mmmm! I love lemon cake. Yours turned out beautifully! I love the color :) Buzzed!

  16. thanks again for each and every one of you, appreciate your comments.

  17. I was certain I had missed a baking post from you, so had to come back and scroll down! WOW, this looks fabulous...and I'm certain it tasted amazing given your co-workers' responses! Beautiful cake, Nava!

  18. Wow thats so well presented.

  19. I love lemon cake! Sounds like it turned out wonderful! Great job :)

  20. Hi
    Is it really 220 Celsius?
    Sounds like very high temp and will prob burn before 40 mins

  21. Hi Vivien,

    Yes, I did bake the cake at 220C and as stated for 40 mins or until the cake is done. Do adjust if you feel the heat is very high and again the timing as needed for the cake.


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