Thursday, October 15, 2009

My "Favouritist" Cake

The "Lemon Feather Cake" is my favourite cake to bake and to eat.
I don't make sponges very well but this cake is lighter than that and almost foolproof. It just needs a good sprinkling of icing sugar before you serve it. (the photographed cake was for my sister-in-law to take to her workplace, and she gave it the sprinkling, before it was cut).

The top of the cake forms a nice crust, so there is no need to top it with anything other than the icing sugar (or powdered sugar)
6 eggs (separated)
275g castor sugar
zest of 2 lemons and juice of 1 lemon
150g potato flour or cornflour
Beat egg yolks with sugar until thick and nearly white. Add lemon zest & juice and flour. Whip egg whites and fold into the yolk mixture.
Grease cake tin or tins if you prefer to bake in 2 tins..........and bake for 50-60 mins at 180C (350F)***** You need to check it earlier than this as sometimes the cake is cooked a lot quicker**********
Turn out and cool on rack - if you have just baked the one cake then cut in half and fill with lemon cream. Otherwise join the 2 cakes with the lemon cream
Lemon Cream: Whip 300ml cream and add 255g lemon butter - fill cake and dust top with icing sugar.
**The photographed cake is a large one in which I used 10 eggs and used 600ml cream and 430g lemon butter for the filling------yumm!!!!!**


clare's craftroom said...

That looks delicious thanks for the recipe /

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

wow! tHat looks like some cake!

Miss Muggins said...

WOW that is one spectacular cake. Will add it to my baking wish list.

Amanda said...

nice cake I might have to make that one in a couple of weeks when the ladies come for a stitching afternoon

Margaret Weiss said...

The cake looks yummy and thanks for the recipe. I think I will try and bake one tomorrow. xxmargaret

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