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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

My Mom's Apple Kuchen

My mom isn't a big baker, but this Apple Kuchen is one of the things she used to make most often and she made it well. Now, I rarely see her bake anything. I don't know where I got my sweet tooth from! It obviously wasn't from her. Her favourite thing to eat is steak.

We usually use McIntosh apples for this recipe.

My Mom's Apple Kuchen
Makes 12-15 squares

For the Cake
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 6 baking apples, peeled and sliced
For the Topping
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet (9x13 should be okay) by greasing and flouring it. You cold also line it with parchment but my mom doesn't.
  2. Mix all the cake ingredients (except cinnamon and apples) together with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  3. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Evenly place apples over the batter then sprinkle the apples with cinnamon. The apples can be touching or overlapping slightly.
  4. By hand, mix the topping ingredients until crumbly then sprinkle over the apples.
  5. Bake for 45-55 minutes. The edges will be golden but the bottom won't be so don't be tempted to take it out early. Cover it with a clean tea towel. I like it completely cool but you could serve it warm. It's even better the next day. We don't even bother to take it out of the pan. Just keep it covered with the towel until you've eaten it all.
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  1. Jenny

    I need to put kuchen on my Baking Bucket List. I have seen several recipes and they seem to catch my eye.

    Yea for your Mom ... Eat Beef! :)


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