Great-Grandma's Lemon Cake Recipe
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Great-Grandma's Lemon Cake Recipe

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"Baking and giving" is a hobby of mine, and I love to bake my gifts by using old-fashioned recipes like this one, which was my great-grandmother's. There aren't too many shortcuts in these directions, but I enjoy aspect of "measuring and mixing"! This is one of my favorites, copied down from my mother's old cookbook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 262 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. Let eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored. Add to creamed mixture and beat well. Stir in lemon peel and juice. Combine flour and baking soda; add alternately with milk. In another bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  2. Pour into two well-greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 325° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Dust tops with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 2 cakes (24 servings).
If Cooking for Two: Wrap and freeze one cake to enjoy later.
Originally published as Great-Grandma's Lemon Cake in Reminisce July/August 1993, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 262 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

This recipe pairs well with a sweet white wine.

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Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

Quite a nice cake but not lemony enough. I added twice the amount of lemon peel & juice too,. Drizzled lemon juice mixed with sugar over the top as soon as it came out of the oven- made it lovely & moist on the top but slightly dry underneath.

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