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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

Apple Kuchen

I really like Apple Kuchen. The bottom is a thin cake and the apples bake right into it. It’s also another great way to use up those apples you’re going to pick this season.

Unfortunately, I can’t remember where I found this recipe for Apple Kuchen (if it’s yours, let me know). I really liked it, but I liked my mom’s better.  

Apple Kuchen
Makes 18 servings

For the Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • For the Topping
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9x13 baking sheet (I also line with parchment).
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, nutmeg and salt and set aside.
  3. Add the milk, butter, egg and vanilla, then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until well blended.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  5. Arrange apple slices over the batter.
  6. Place all the topping ingredients into a bowl, and use a fork to mix until it’s crumbly. I use my fingers sometimes. Sprinkle the topping over apple, and bake for about 40 minutes or until lightly golden.
  7. I prefer to eat it completely cooled.


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