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Maddalena Fuller

Nov
02

The Cake Mixture:

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp lemon zest

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease to round cake pans. Bake the filing for approximately 35-40 minutes. Allow the cakes to cook on a rack, and then turn them out of the pan to cool completely, before cutting them evenly in half and setting them aside.

Lemon custard:

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 3-4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

If you don’t have a double boiler, be sure to cook the custard on low heat, to avoid tiny bits of cooked egg from appearing.

Melt the butter, and then add the eggs, sugar, zest and juice. Stir the custard constantly until it thickens. Set aside, and cover with plastic to cool, in order to prevent a skin from forming.

Lemon Icing:

  • 1/2 pound cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 cup icing sugar (more or less)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese and the icing sugar. Add the lemon juice, and then add more icing sugar until the frosting is thick and fluffy, but spreadable. We don’t want anything thin and syrupy for this recipe.

Stack the 4 cake layers on top of each other, spreading a layer of icing and custard on each of the 4 layers,  allowing it to squeeze out and ooze down the sides of the cake.


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Sep
25

P1010009

Luscious Lemon-Ginger Pound Cake

1 c. butter, at room temperature
1+ 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp. grated lemon peel
1 c. buttermilk
Glaze:
1/3 c. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Cook in either a bundt pan for approximately one hour, or in two loaf pans for approximately 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool and drizzle with lemon glaze.

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Sep
19

P1010013

Start with:

  • 1.2 cup  butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs

Add

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1.2 cup buttermilk/plain yogurt

Add:

  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk/plain yogurt

Icing:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 cups icing sugar, or as needed

Bake the cake at 350 degrees for approximately one hour in a bundt pan, or for 35 minutes in two seperate round cake pans.


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