Sunday, January 10, 2010

I Heart Cooking Clubs : Lemon-Syrup Loaf Cake

The theme for this week's gathering is Resolutions which scares me because I'm not good in resolutions so I keep it small and hope to partecipate as much as I can to ' I Heart Cooking Clubs' !
I really love lemons and this is a quick cake to make even in a busy afternoon .
Recipe from 'How to be A Domestic Goddess'
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbs sugar
2 Large eggs
zest of one lemon
1 cup plus 1 Tbs self raising flour
pinch of salt
4 Tbs milk

9x5 inch loaf pan (I used a silicon round one)

For the syrup
juice of 1 and 1/2 half lemons (about 4 Tbs)
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

Preheat the oven to 350°
Cream butter and sugar then add eggs and zest. Add flour and salt and milk. Spoon in the prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes.
While the cake is baking prepare the syrup boiling juice and sugar until the sugar dissolves.
As soon as the cake comes out of the oven prick ir and pour the syrup all over. (I would have loved more syrup !) .


Jennifer said...

This looks divine! I love that you used a round pan and garnished the cake with lemons. How beautiful!

I'm not good at resolutions're not alone!

Federica said...

senti maaaaa è già finita????? troppo buona!

lakegirl said...

This cake looks delicious!! Lemons are so beautiful!

I am looking for something to replace Sweet and Simple Bakes. :) The I Heart Cooking Clubs looks so fun, I am thinking about joining!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Ola Natalie-what a wonderful cake-will make this one real soon....looks elciuos and wonderfull...looking foward t u entry next week too...
Bdw if u have nigella's books do u happen to have the recipe for her garlic mushrooms ? It aint online and i have none of her lovely books..

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love lemon loaf, the more lemony the better. Great resolution and great cake!

Mary said...

fantastic ti accompany my cup of tea!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Your cake is so pretty, and if it's an easy recipe, so much the better, right? Keeping resolutions small sounds like the way to make sure you achieve success!

Debinhawaii said...

Great resolution--we are happy to have you as much as possible! I love anything lemon and this looks delicious! ;-)

Rosabela said...

ciao Natalia!
mamma che buono! I'm still searching for a really good lemon cake and I will have to try this one!

Kim said...

Your cake looks beautiful! I also love lemon desserts. This one sounds like a winner.