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Lemon Cake


Lemon Cupcake Christmas Tree Idea: Divide batter among 21 greased paper lined muffin cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Tint icing with green food colouring. Ice cupcakes and arrange in shape of tree. Sprinkle with coloured sprinkles and candies...or candles for birthday cake.

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  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 4 cups of sifted cake and pastry flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tbsp grated lemon rind
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • Cream Cheese Icing
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice



Step 1

Grease 13x9 cake pan and line with parchment and set aside. In bowl whisk eggs, 1/3 cup of the milk and vanilla. Set aside. In a large bowl stir together cake flour, sugar, lemon rind, baking powder, and salt. Beat in butter and remaining milk for 2 minutes until fluffy. Beat in eggs mixture. Scrape into pan. Smooth over top. Bake 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes until tester comes clean. Run knife around outside once cool and turn out on rack.

Cream Cheese Icing.
Beat Cream cheese and butter for 1 minute until fluffy. Beat in 1/2 cup of sugar and lemon juice. Beat and add sugar until spreadable but thick. Makes 16 servings. Use pastry bag for piping cake or cupcakes.


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