Lemon cake

Lemon cake

14 ratings

tellpas, photographer and student


„My lemon cake is a true classic. It’s easy to prepare and, without much effort, looks just as amazing as it tastes. Success guaranteed!“

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
50
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-12+
170 g
butter (soft)
150 g
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla sugar
3
lemons (zest)
4 tbsp
lemon juice (divided)
2
eggs
60 g
cornstarch
120 g
flour
2 tsp
baking powder
4 tsp
yogurt
100 g
confectioner’s sugar
Metric
Imperial
  • 170 g butter (soft)
  • 150 g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 3  lemons (zest)
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice (divided)
  • 2  eggs
  • 60 g cornstarch
  • 120 g flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp yogurt
  • 100 g confectioner’s sugar

Utensils

  • hand mixer with beaters or stand mixer
  • zester
  • oven
  • small whisk
  • sieve
  • 2 large bowls
  • citrus press
  • wooden skewer
  • cooking spoon
  • small bowl
  • cake pan (20-cm/8-inch or 18-cm/7-inch)

Nutrition per serving

Cal
264
Protein
3g
Fat
13g
Carb
35g

Step 1/4

  • 170 butter (soft)
  • 150 sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 3 lemon (zest)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • hand mixer with beaters or stand mixer
  • zester
  • citrus press
  • large bowl

Beat soft butter, sugar, and vanilla sugar until creamy. This step is important and shouldn’t be skipped. Add lemon zest and part of the lemon juice, and mix. Add eggs individually and mix well after each egg. The batter should now be creamy and beige or light yellow. It’s best to use free-range eggs, as they are better for the hens and give a nicer color to the cake.

Step 2/4

  • 60 cornstarch
  • 120 flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp yogurt
  • sieve
  • large bowl
  • cooking spoon

Mix cornstarch, flour, and baking powder in a second bowl. Sift flour and baking powder first. Instead of flour, you can use ground almonds or hazelnuts (the gluten-free alternative). Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix well. Add yogurt with a cooking spoon. The batter should be light and fluffy, but not runny, similar to the consistency of Nutella.

Step 3/4

  • oven
  • wooden skewer
  • cake pan (20-cm/8-inch or 18-cm/7-inch)

Grease cake pan (I used a small 18-cm round one) and pour batter into pan. Bake approx. 50 min. at 170°C/350°F. As temperatures can vary from oven to oven, use wooden skewer to test cake for doneness. If skewer comes out dry, cake is done.

Step 4/4

  • 100 confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • small whisk
  • sieve
  • small bowl

Prepare icing while cake is baking. Sift confectioner’s sugar and mix well with part of the lemon juice. Best to use a teaspoon or small whisk. Pour icing over cake when it’s still warm and decorate as you fancy. I used lime zest. Enjoy! Want to share your recipe? Send it to us at community@kitchenstories.io