Great-Grandma's Lemon Cake Recipe
- 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
- 3 cups sugar
- 5 eggs, separated
- 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
- 1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. In a small mixing bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in lemon peel and juice. Combine flour and baking soda; add alternately with milk, stirring well after each additional. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Pour into two well-greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 325° for 65-70 minutes or until cakes test done. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans 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.
1 piece: 262 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Great-Grandma's Lemon Cake
"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."