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Old 11-23-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
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Lemon cake

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.

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Old 11-23-2010, 06:53 PM   #2
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Sounds simple and delicious. I'll take it!
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:33 PM   #3
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If you like lemon, you'll like this one. Add more zest though, Andy. I generally add LOTS more zest. I posted my original recipe because not everyone is a lemonhead like me.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:21 PM   #5
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Alix, are you talking zest of two lemons instead of one? ...or three, ...or 1.5?
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:22 PM   #6
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I do either one and a half big (fist sized) lemons, or two smaller ones.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:25 PM   #7
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Thanks again. I love lemon. Your lemon bars/squares are the best. I'm looking forward to this after we eat all the holiday desserts.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:36 PM   #8
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Let me know if you liked it. Happy Thanksgiving Andy.
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Oh, yum! I'll eat anything lemon. I have a freezer full of talapia to use the juice on. Lemon Monday sounds good!
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Alix...you just made me want this but with a little poppyseed mixed in....mmmm....what better way to spend a freezing cold day!
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