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Old 11-24-2010, 12:23 PM   #11
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Poppyseeds...mmmmm! I don't think this cake is dense enough for them, but hey, try it and let me know.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:35 PM   #12
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Fantastic Lemon Cake!!!

Thanks Alix! I made this cake today and SO and I just had some. I took your advice and used zest from two lemons.

This is a simple to make and delicious cake.

You should all make this.

From now on Alix should be known as the Lemon Lady. She has a magic touch.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:56 PM   #13
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Must be my sour disposition Andy.

Glad you liked it!
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:46 PM   #14
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when I make Lemon Cake I make an Icing and add fresh finely chopped rosemary to it. It is over the top good and really sets off the lemon.

Your recipe looks great.
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What kind of icing? Rosemary is not my favorite herb. I use it sparingly, if at all. That's an interesting idea though, I bet someone around here who is more adventurous than I am will give it a go!
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Thyme would work just as well and you could infuse your lemon syrup with it.
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What kind of icing? Rosemary is not my favorite herb. I use it sparingly, if at all. That's an interesting idea though, I bet someone around here who is more adventurous than I am will give it a go!

I hope that adventurous person reports back when she tries it.
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Okay, I can't stand it...looks like I'll be makiing lemon cake, if I can find good lemons today, and I'll get some rosemary and give it a try. Here...twist my arm.
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The icing I use is like a thin glaze and I heat the rosemary with other ingredients and then pour over the cake.I will see if I can find the recipe.I add about 1/2 teaspoon of finely choppped fresh rosemary.



Clear Glaze
Makes appox. half cup

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon light corn syrup

In heavy saucepan, bring all . to a rapid boil. Remove from heat
and let cool.

or

1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch (corn flour)
1 cup fruit juice (optional flavoring) ****
2 tablespoons corn syrup

Bring the sugar and 1/2 cup juice to a boil.
Dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining juice. Add to the boiling juice and
cook till thick.
Stir in the corn syrup. Bring back to a boil and remove from heat.
cool and drizzle over cake.
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drizzle some icing on me and call me alix!

that's what i'm going to call this cake. i'm not a baker, but this one i think i can do.

looks great. copied and saved. thanks senora de la norte.
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Lemon cake [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 tsps baking powder 1/2 cup milk zest of one lemon (2-3tsps) Cream butter and sugar together, beat eggs in one at a time. Sift 1/2 flour, baking powder into the butter/sugar mixture, stir and pour in 1/4 cup of milk, stir til well blended. Repeat with last 1/2 of dry ingredients and then the rest of the milk. Stir in the zest. Pour into an 8x8 cake tin, or a round cake tin. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 or until toothpick comes out clean. 1/4 cup sugar 2 tbsp lemon juice Mix together and pour over warm cake. Turn oven off and let cake sit in oven for about 10 minutes. [/FONT] 3 stars 1 reviews
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