Friday is back and it is time to get in the mood for the weekend and hopefully lots of hygge!
These last couple of days the bright Spring sun has been hiding behind grey clouds. So my daughter and I have decided to make a little piece of sunshine in a cake. Here is our lemon cake as yellow as the sun and the daffodils. Its tartness will energize you and bring that Spring vitality back!
I love cakes that you have to cut. They just seem more hyggelige because they are ideal for sharing and togetherness – unless you plan on eating the whole thing by yourself of course… My mother-in-law remembers how lemon cake was one of the cakes they had at the coffee table on the farm on Funen in Denmark. The recipe is based on one of those old family recipes and I have just made a few adjustments to it. Originally the cake is baked in a bread form but I think a round cake will give more of that sunny feeling many of us long for right now.
Happy sunny Spring hygge to you!
Lemon Cake Recipe:
250 gram soft butter
250 gram sugar
250 All-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 dl lemon juice
Shredded peel from half a lemon (organic)
100 gram Maizena corn starch or potato starch
3 tbsp milk
Dusted powdered sugar and shredded organic lemon peel. Or you could make a lemon icing from powdered sugar and lemon juice (I just did not have enough powdered sugar…)
Beat the butter until it is soft and creamy, add the sugar and beat it well. Then add the lemon juice and shredded lemon peel and keep beating. Then you add eggs and Maizena a little at a time while you beat it first gently and then faster again.
In another bowl mix all-purpose flour and baking powder well and add it to the first mixture a little at a time while stirring and adding the milk.
Butter a round cake form (2 liter) and bake it on 350 degrees fahrenheit for 40 minutes and then turn down to 325 degrees and bake for 10 minutes extra or even longer, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Invite someone to enjoy it with you, bring it to work or enjoy a piece with a book and some coffee 🙂