Posted by: thedirtybaker | August 6, 2012

Lemony Loafery

Do you really like super-lemony desserts?  Then you’ll like this with the glaze.  Do you like lemon, but only when it’s kind of understated?  Skip the glaze. Maybe add a frosting instead.  But you’re missing out, in my highly biased, lemon-loving opinion.

This recipe came from my sister, who had margarine as an ingredient, and probably soy milk, but I don’t advocate  such substitutions.  (Unlike my sisters, though, I don’t keep kosher, which makes butter-purism much easier.)  I’m posting it at Cathy’s request, because she’s being kind enough to bake a cake for a co-worker’s birthday.  To use a 9×13 or a bundt pan, double the recipe.


1/2 c. butter (not margarine.  Ick.)

1 c. sugar

2 eggs

1 lemon – grate rind and set juice aside

1/2 c. milk

1 1/2 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 c. sugar (yes, this is in addition to the 1 c. above.  Read the directions.  Speaking of which….)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and beat well.  Add grated lemon rind.  Sift dry ingredients (I haven’t sifted anything in years.  Don’t use flour with bugs in it, and mix the dry ingredients.  That’ll be fine.)  Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.  Bake in loaf pan for 1 hour.  For the topping, add 1/2 c. sugar to lemon juice and stir well.  When you take the cake out of the oven, leave it in pan and spoon (or gently pour) glaze over the cake.  Let it harden before you eat it. )

And on a totally different note, does anyone know how to stop wordpress from leaving a space between paragraphs.  The ingredient lists look wrong like this.  Thanks!


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