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The Lemon Cake Recipe You Need

This year's quarantine has cultivated my love for baking. I have always been fascinated by videos of pastry chefs creating the most exquisite and delicate desserts. Baking, to me, is quite literally a science, and the skills possessed by many chefs never fail to blow me away. Over the last few months, I have experimented with various recipes of cakes, pastries, and cookies, and would even go as far as to say I have perfected some of them! (Dad’s approval is the only one that matters, right?) The lemon cake recipe below was the starting point of my new hobby, and I am beyond excited to share it with you all!

[bf_image id="q9a7c3-6qpi5k-thkat"] Ingredients:

1/2 cup castor sugar

1/2 cup condensed milk

1 tsp lemon zest

2 tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup melted butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/3 cup milk

Yellow food color (optional) 

 

Steps: 

  1. Pre heat your oven to 180C / 356F.
  2. In a bowl, combine your sugar, condensed milk, lemon zest, and melted butter. Whisk these ingredients till there are no visible lumps. 
  3. Combine your flour, baking powder and baking soda and sieve the ingredients till there are no granules.
  4. Add the lemon juice and whisk the batter. 
  5. Lastly, add the milk to the batter and combine everything till a smooth, thick batter is formed.
  6. If you want your lemon cake to look more vibrant, feel free to add in a few drops of yellow food dye.
  7. Let your cake bake for about 40-50 minutes.

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This recipe is very simple and a great way to explore your baking skills, if you are looking for a way to start. I would also recommend decorating your cake as creatively as you want; my go-to are edible flowers and icing sugar. If you’re a fan of citrus, sweet, and fresh flavors, this cake is definitely for you!

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Saumya is a freshman studying Psychology at Boston University. Some of her hobbies are painting, drinking way too much bubble tea, and reading! Find her on Instagram @saumya.maitra
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