Lemon cake

  • Servings : 12 slices
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 50m
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Want to drink a tea on a terrace in the sun and it lacks something sweet to accompany? This lemon cake is the solution. It’s easy, very pleasant and fluffy. Try it!

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  • 5 eggs
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) brown sugar
  • 150 grams / (5 1/3 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Zest of one lemon


    Step 1

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC / (350ºF). Grease a bundt cake pan (24 x 8 centimeters / (9 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches)) with margarine and dust with some flour.

    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, brown sugar and the lemon zest until a quite creamy mixture. Pour the lemon juice and the honey and mix about 2 to 3 minutes to incorporate. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and beat until obtain a homogeneous and creamy mixture. Finally, fold gently with a spatula the whipped egg whites.

    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. When the cake is cooked, remove from oven and unmold onto a plate. Let cool completely and serve.

Nutrition facts per serving (12 slices):

Calories: 125
Total Fat: 2 g(3%)
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g(3%)
Cholesterol: 68 mg(23%)
Sodium: 30 mg(1%)
Total Carbohydrate: 23.5 g(8%)
Protein: 3.5 g


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  1. posted by benvinda Pina on 2016/09/11

    Thank you for posting this recipe I like Portuguese cakes


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