Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wooden Easy Lemon Cake

1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
2 2/3 cups Sugar
6 Large Eggs
3 cups Sifted Cake Flour
1/2 tablespoon  Salt
1/2 tablespoon Baking Soda
1 cup Sour Cream
1 tablespoon Vanilla
Grated Zest Of 1 Lemon
2 tablespoon Lemon Juice

  • Preheat Oven To 350*.
  • Grease the Sides And Bottom of a 10-Inch Tube Pan With Vegetable Shortening And Dust With Flour.
  • With An Electric Mixer, Cream The Butter And Sugar Together Until Very Light, At Last 5 Minutes At Medium Speed, Add The Eggs, One At A Time, Mixing Well After Each Egg. Continue Beating After The Last Egg Is Added...This Mixture Should Be Very Light And Fluffy.
  • Sift Together The Dry Ingredients. In A Small Bowl, Combine The Sour Cream, Vanilla, Lemon Zest And Lemon Juice And Stir Until Smooth.
  • Alternately Add The Dry Ingredients And The Sour Cream Mixture To The Egg Mixture, Folding With A Rubber Spatula After Each Addition. Pour The Batter Into The Prepared Pan And Bake On The Middle Rack Of The Oven For About 1 Hour Or Until Toothpick Comes Out Clean. Remove The Cake From The Oven And Let It Rest 5 Minutes. Unmold And Cool 10 Minutes Before Adding Glaze.
Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup Confectioner’S Sugar, Sifted
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon Juice..Or More If Needed
  • Grated Zest Of 1 Lemon
  • Combine All Ingredients In A Small Bowl And Whisk Until Smooth.
  • Drizzle Over The Cake. This Is Great With Fresh Strawberries.