Thursday, March 22, 2007

Bake a Friend a Cake...Tied with Pink and Green Ribbon!

MakesTwo Loaves

Ingredients

1 Cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3 Cups all-purpose flour
3/4 Cup low-fat buttermilk
finely grated zest of 2 lemons
1/3 Cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1 1/2 Teaspoons salt
1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
2 Cups sugar
5 large eggs
Directions ...
Preheat oven to 350 degrees;, with rack in lowest position. Butter and flour two 4 1/2-by-8-inch (6-cup) loaf pans.
In a small bowl combine buttermilk with lemon zest and juice. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated after each.
With mixer on low, add flour mixture in three parts alternately with the buttermilk mixture in two, beginning and ending with flour; beat just until smooth.
Divide batter evenly between pans; smooth tops. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes . Cool 15 minutes in pan. Turn out cakes onto a rack; cool completely before glazing.
Set rack with cakes over a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Pour glaze over cakes, letting it run down the sides; let dry, about 30 minutes.

Lemon Glaze: One tablespoon butter, melted

3/4 tbls. lemon juice\

two cups sifted conf. sugar

3 comments:

Robin Walker said...

I am going to make this cake! I love you...You are the best...

Anonymous said...

yumyum..Teacher's gifts

Libby said...

I love lemon anything, I can't wait to try this recipe, thanks for posting it!