Sep 8, 2009
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups white sugar1 Tbsp. baking powder
3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice2 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
Separate eggs, putting whites in a metal bowl and yolks into a large pyrex measuring cup.
whites until soft peaks form, then add cream of tartar and continue
beating until very stiff peaks form. Set
To the unbeaten egg yolks in the large pyrex measuring cup, add oil, juice(s), zest and vanilla.
Into a large bowl, measure flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre.Add egg yolk mixture to flour mixture and beat until smooth.
Using a spatula, very gently fold the beaten egg whites into the flour-sugar mixture.Pour batter into an ungreased 25 cm (10”) tube pan and bake for 1 – 1/14/ hours.
Invert pan and allow cake to cool before running a knife around the inside of the pan and inverting onto a serving plate.Top with Lemon Glaze.
butter, room temperature
Grated zest of 1 lemon (make sure zest is very fine for glaze)3 cups icing sugar, sifted
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juiceUsing a mixer, beat butter, sugar, salt and zest until combined. Gradually add lemon juice until it’s the consistency you want it to be, adding more sugar or lemon juice if needed to get it just right. Drizzle over cake and let it run down the sides, or use a knife to help spread it evenly and glaze the whole cake, if you prefer. Garnish with lemon and orange crescents.