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 !) .