There is nothing like using a super easy reliable recipe, changing out one ingredient and it still working just as perfectly taste and texture wise!
It was the case this weekend when I wanted to use up some gorgeous looking lemons from my parents tree, so I decided to play around with my Magical Orange Cake recipe and use Lemons instead, and it was a success.
So much so that I am going to try it with a few different sorts of fruits over the summer and see how I get on! I know many have tried this recipe with mandarins and it worked beautifully with those too.
This recipe is so easy that it is just 5 ingredients, one of these being whole lemons, you can easily use 3-4 small ones. But you read right, the entire lemon is used, except for the stalky bit at the top!
The downside was that my lemons had pips, so I had to do a fair bit of slicing and dicing to remove all of them – what I would do next time is work with the lemons over a bowl so that I do not lose any of the lovely juice while taking out pips! But it needs to be done as with this recipe the entire lemon goes in the cake!
I was not sure what effect this would have with the lemons bitterness compared with a sweet orange but I can assure you it is lovely, lemony & sweet.
You could serve this cake in a loaf tin also with a lemon glaze over the top, using vanilla icing or as I have done here a subtle lemon icing to lift the flavours even further.
So here is the recipe, a food processer is needed for the blitzing of the lemon but you could easily do this in a blender and transfer the pulp to a bowl if need be.
So enjoy this simple one pot wonder of a cake!
This recipe results in a light, fluffy delicious cake that I just know will become your favourite go to cake when the citrus is overflowing at your place!
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