Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Quick recipe #3



The recipe today is English Lemon Cake with twist of Italy. I admit making this cake from scratch but I have an idea that I think will work for a quick dessert. This cake calls for the juice of one large lemon. The day I made it I did not have any lemons in the house and decided to spice it up with limoncello. Delicious.

My idea is to purchase a pound cake and warm it up a bit in a microwave oven. As soon as you take it out poke holes into the top of the cake and pour over the top as much limoncello as you want. I think 1/2 a glass of the stuff would be fine for a pound cake. Let it cool and serve. How about a little limoncello to wash it down????

If you want to make your own cake here is the recipe.

English Lemon Cake
1 cup sugar
1 cup softened butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
Juice of 1 large lemon
grated rind of 1/2 lemon (or just use the limoncello)
1/3 cup sugar
Oven temp 350°F
Grease standard size loaf pan
Cream sugar with butter. Add eggs one at a time beating in well till mixture is light and fluffy.
Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Add dry ingredients to first mixture alternating with milk, beating in well. Pour into pan and cook 45 minutes.

Mix sugar, lemon juice and rind and heat in small sauce pan till dissolved. Pour over cake while cake is hot. Let cool to room temperature.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to use "Danny DeVito's Limoncello" when making that tasty dessert!

Love ~J

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Sharon..the cake looks delicious...not a big cake eater, but might try making it for my family...I love the post before as well...make thst quite a bit in the summer (what summer we have) months.

Sharon said...

Hi J....

Watch for tomorrow's recipe. Something I think you should make!!

Love, Mom

Sharon said...

Anne in O..
Let me know if you make this cake and how your family liked it. Plus, tomorrow's recipe might be something you'd like as well as my daughter!

sognatrice said...

Mmm, I'll take a slice of that--great idea with the limoncello.

Now I just need to put on the tea....

Waspgoddess said...

lemon cake is my favourite, and lemon cake with limoncello must just be heaven! you are just full of culinary brilliance at the moment.