Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lemon Sweet/Tart Cake Recipe

I needed to come up with a quick dessert........and didn't want to do the same used a partial recipe.......was thinking lemon.....added....subtracted....and came up with a winner.....the family loved it! :)

It is sweet....and tart.....and quite moist....and delicious.  Oh, and it is quick and easy.

The funny thing is that my kids thought the batter looked like cornbread..........and they also thought it smelled like cornbread as it baked...and it did somewhat, although it doesn't taste like it.

The frosting glaze is a bit runny at first, so I put this much on and then took a picture before I scraped the bowl.

The glaze is smoothed over the cake now and could be left to set up, but we didn't. We liked the cake slightly warm and so cut into it. :)

Mmmm good. Moist, sweet and tart....and delicious. Other times when I make this, I will probably put a garnish of mint leaves.....or a twist of lemon on top. We decided it would also be wonderful with a dip of vanilla ice cream. Yum.

          Lemon Sweet/Tart Cake
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar        Cream together
2 eggs                    Beat in
1/4 cup lemon juice      
1 cup milk                Add all of these, mix
1 tsp grated lemon peel
2 cups flour       Add remaining ingredients, mix
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
Pour into greased 9" x 13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes-check for doneness. Remove from oven and cool a few minutes.

Lemon Sweet/Tart Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt 
2 Tbs. butter
1/4 cup lemon juice
   Mix the first 3 ingredients and add lemon juice a little at a time as you smooth it together. The glaze will be a bit runny, but it will firm up on the cake. If you wish, you can add more powdered sugar to thicken it a bit. 
   Spread glaze on cake. Let cool and eat.........or eat right away. :)

Thank you for checking out this blogpost. I hope you have a chance to make and enjoy the cake. I made it yesterday and again today for supper tonight.............and my family is very excited to eat it again.

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  1. Stopping by from Thrive @ Home blog hop. Hubby loves anything tart and lemon, so I have to try these. Looks delish! God Bless...

    Khit @

    1. To make it even more "tart", I have also increased the lemon juice in the glaze a bit and added just a bit more powdered sugar.....hope you enjoy. :)

  2. Thank you for joining the link-up on! I love this post! I may have to try making this soon - I LOVE lemon! :)

  3. This looks simply delicious! Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party! Hope to see you again soon! Theresa

  4. This sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Thank is......even one son has now made it.........w/ cranberry sauce added to it.....let's just say that IF we do it again, we will reduce the sugar and add some flour!!!! It was really too sweet. But we all like this cake. Thanks for visiting :)

  5. I would love to make this for my family. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week.

  6. I am definitely going to be trying this, I love lemon desserts! Interesting that it smelled like corn bread :)