Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lemon Cake - Ina Fridays

The month does fly by.  I can't believe, it is time to post another Ina recipe but I am happy about it.  I always find a number of recipes, I want to make, and it happened again, this time.  There was a coffeecake and an orange cake which I knew my hubby would love and of course, there was chocolate for me.  I decided on the lemon because I had lemons in the house and I love the fragrance of the zest.

Lemon Cake (adapted from Ina Garten)


Ingredients :
7 ounces oil
2  cups granulated sugar,
4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1/3 cup grated lemon zest (6 to 8 large lemons)
3 cups gluten-free flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 
3/4 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 (8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch) loaf pans. 

Mix the oil  and 2 cups granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer on medium speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time, and the lemon zest.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
 In another bowl, combine 1/4 cup lemon juice, the buttermilk, and vanilla. Add the flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately to the batter, beginning and ending with the flour. 
Divide the batter evenly between the pans, smooth the tops, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a cake tester comes out clean.

Instead of an icing, I sifted some confectioners' sugar on top.

This is not a fancy cake but it is the kind of cake, hubby enjoys.  He was happy to see two loaves on the counter.


Check out our other dessert makers.
Anshie @ Spice Roots

Barbara @ Moveable Feasts

Alyce @ moretimeatthetable.blogspot.com

Chaya @ Bizzy Bakes

Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

Martha @ Simple Nourished Living

Minnie @ The Lady 8 Home

Mireya @ My Healthy Eating Habits

Nancy @ My Picadillo

Ria @ Ria’s Collection

Rocky Mountain Woman @ Rocky Mountain Woman

Veronica@ My Catholic Kitchen

5 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely yummy with a cup of tea. Coincidentally, I also baked lemon cake today for my girl's birthday party tomorrow. I just love the tangy taste and citrusy of lemon cakes.

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  2. I'm going to try this. My daughter-in-law sticks with gluten-free. What flour did you use, Chaya? I have the King Arthur's mix (pretty expensive, too) and Patsy's. Or did you make your own blend?

    HAPPY FRIDAY, my friend.

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  3. I'm going to try this. My daughter-in-law sticks with gluten-free. What flour did you use, Chaya? I have the King Arthur's mix (pretty expensive, too) and Patsy's. Or did you make your own blend?

    HAPPY FRIDAY, my friend.

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  4. Lemon cake is a favorite around here, I'll give it a try...

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  5. Hi Chaya,
    I really haven't done any gluten free baking but your lemon cake looks very tempting. Maybe I'll give the GF flour a try.

    Mireay @myhealthyeatinghabits

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