Lemon cake

I came across this recipe on the blog “La cuisine de Bernard”, which is a very popular culinary blog in France. He came up with the ultimate lemon cake recipe by trial and error and I must say he nailed this one. The cake is  very moist and the icing is thin, slightly crispy and very lemony.

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Source: La cuisine de Bernard

Ingredients

200g sugar (use all the sugar it’s important for the texture of the cake)
120g unsalted butter
Peel of 1 lemon
165g eggs
150g plain flour
80g lemon juice (2 or 3 lemons)
1/2 tsp baking powder

Icing:
25g lemon juice
130g icing sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 170C.
  2. Mix the sugar and lemon peel 20sec/speed 10.
  3. Add the butter and melt 5 min/70C/speed 1.
  4. Add all the other cake ingredients and mix 15 sec/speed 6.
  5. Pour into a buttered and floured loaf tin and bake for 30 to 40 minutes (a skewer should come out clean).
  6. Unmould and leave 5 minutes to cool a little bit then wrap in cling film (try to find a heat resistant one) until it has totally cooled down. This is to keep the cake soft.
  7. When the cake is cooled, mix the icing ingredients and pour over the cake placed on a grid with a dish underneath to catch the drips.
  8. Reuse the icing dripped down to pour over the cake again and smooth with a spatula until the whole cake is iced.
  9. Bake for 8 minutes at 100C to harden.
  10. Keep in an airtight container.

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4 Responses to Lemon cake

  1. hum il a l’air en effet très moelleux !

  2. hum au lemon curd j’adore bizz

  3. Mais là, je laisserais bien tenter par ce gâteau… Je t’en donnerai des nouvelles !

  4. Celui ci aussi me tente bine ! bises !

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