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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Torta al Limone (Lemon Cake)

Ingredients (Serves 6-8)

2 medium eggs
150gr caster sugar
150gr plain flour
1 lemon
40gr butter
3tbsp milk
2tsp baking powder 
1tsp vanilla extract
Icing sugar, to decorate


Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease a 23cm/9in springform pan with butter and dust it lightly with flour. 

Grate the rind from the lemon, cut it in half and squeeze the juice.

Melt the butter in pan.

Place the eggs, sugar, lemon rind and vanilla extract into a bowl and whisk until smooth and pale yellow in colour. Stir in the lemon juice, the melted butter and the milk.

Sift the flour and the baking powder into the bowl, stir until well blended and smooth. 

Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 30 minutes. To check that the cake is done insert a skewer in the middle. If the  skewer comes out clean, the cake is ready.

Allow to cool for 15mins. Remove the cake from the pan and place it on a serving dish. Finally, dust it with icing sugar.

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