Soaked lemon cake

  • Servings : 12 slices
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 60m
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You must try this soaked lemon cake recipe. It’s a fresh cake with lemon flavor, it’s smooth and delicious! Serve this cake to your friends with iced tea.

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  • For the cake:
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 125 grams (1/2 cup) softened margarine
  • 150 grams (2/3 cup) granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • For the syrup:
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar


    Step 1

    1. For the cake:
    2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a loaf tin (25 x 11 centimeters with 7 centimeters high (9 3/4 x 4 1/3-inch with 2 3/4-inch-high)) with margarine and line with parchment paper.

    Step 2

    1. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the margarine and sugar until obtain a creamy and homogeneous mixture. Add the eggs and lemon zest and mix for 3 to 4 minutes until well incorporated. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixed with the baking powder, milk and beat until a homogeneous mixture.

    Step 3

    1. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes (the time depends on the oven).

    Step 4

    1. For the syrup:
    2. Put the sugar and the lemon juice in a saucepan. Place over low heat and stir with a spoon until sugar dissolves.

    Step 5

    1. When the cake is cooked, remove it from the oven and unmold. Prick the cake a few times with a toothpick, pour the syrup over the top and let absorb. Let cool to room temperature and serve.

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Soaked lemon cake

Nutrition facts per serving (12 slices)

Calories: 217

Total Fat: 9.5 g(15%)

Saturated Fat: 2 g(9%)

Cholesterol: 41 mg(14%)

Sodium: 117 mg(5%)

Total Carbohydrate: 31 g(10%)

Protein: 3 g

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