Caramelized lemon sponge cake

  • Servings : 12 slices
  • Prep Time : 25m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 60m
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  • Juice of one lemon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) sugar
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200 grams / (7 ounces) sugar to caramelize


    Step 1

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF). Pour 200 grams / (7 ounces) sugar in a bundt cake pan (approximately 24 x 8 centimeters / (9 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches)). Place the cake pan on the stove over low heat until caramelize the sugar (go turning the cake pan until stays completely caramelized).

    Step 2

    1. Separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and store in the fridge.

    Step 3

    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the egg yolks, the sugar and the lemon zest until obtain a creamy mixture. Add the lemon juice, vanilla extract and mix for 2 to 3 minutes to incorporate. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and beat until a homogeneous and creamy mixture. Finally, fold gently the whipped egg whites with a spatula.

    Step 4

    1. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes (the time depends on the oven).

    Step 5

    1. Turn off the oven and unmold the cake onto a plate. Let cool completely and serve.
      Caramelized lemon sponge cake | Food From Portugal

      Nutrition facts per serving (12 slices):

      Calories: 183
      Total Fat: 2 g(3%)
      Saturated Fat: 0.5 g(3%)
      Cholesterol: 68 mg(23%)
      Sodium: 26 mg(1%)
      Total Carbohydrate: 39 g(13%)
      Protein: 3.5 g


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