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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

Dutch Baby

This is something I've been meaning to try for a long time now. I like sugar. That's my problem in life.

Since I don't have a cast iron pan, I used a round cake pan and hoped for the best. The texture was a little chewy in the middle. I've never had a Dutch baby before, so I'm not sure if that's how it's supposed to be, but it didn't bother me at all. I still ate most of it myself!

Have you ever had a Beaver Tail? If you're Canadian, you probably have. Here's their Pinterest board. Mmm! It's basically a fried piece of dough with toppings of your choice. My favourite is the cinnamon-sugar with a squeeze of lemon, so that's what I did with the Dutch baby. As soon as it came out I sprinkled it with cinnamon sugar. I cut it into wedges and squeezed some lemon on it. Yum yum! The kids put syrup on theirs (of course).

Above: Topped with cinnamon-sugar and lemon juice. Yummy!


Above: You can see it collapsed a little.

Dutch Baby
From Morsels of Life
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • toppings of your choice (I used cinnamon sugar, lemon wedges and syrup for the kids)
Directions
  1. Preheat your pan in a 400F oven for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the 1 tablespoon of butter, eggs, milk, sugar, flour, vanilla and cinnamon until well combined.
  3. Remove your pan from oven and swirl around remaining butter, covering the bottom of the pan. If you do use a pan with a handle, remember that the handle will be hot. I know it sounds like a silly reminder, but if you're like me, there's a chance your brain may be on a little break at that moment. Use an oven mitt.
  4. Gently pour the batter into hot pan, and then return pan to oven for 20 minutes more. CJ said not to open the oven, so I didn't.
  5. Remove the Dutch baby from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (or whatever you want). Slice it up and enjoy.

Comments

  1. I MIGHT just have to make it for breakfast! Thanks for sharing this with the SRC.

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  2. I've wanted to make one of these for a long time, great choice for SRC. As soon as the weather cools down again, I'll be trying it out.

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  3. Dutch babies have been on my list to make but I also don't have a cast iron pan...another thing on my wish list! I'll have to try it with another pan until I get a cast iron one. I know my family would love this!

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  4. I love a Dutch Baby it is always so special, this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing, this recipe is a great choice for the SRC!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Love this - it may be our fathers day breakfast! Great choice.

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  6. Dutch Baby is totally on my "want to try one day" list, but I've been waiting because I don't have a cast iron pan. But yours looks great, even in stainless steel, so I may just have to move it up!! :) Great choice.

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  7. I've never even heard of this before, but anything fluffy with cinnamon sugar sounds right up my alley

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  8. Oooh, I love Dutch babies! Love the cinnamon sugar topping. :)

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  9. Love Dutch Babies, the best pancake. Visiting from SRC!!!

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  10. Glad you enjoyed this Dutch Baby! I'm liking your toppings too. :) I was surprised at how good a little lemon juice tasted on top.

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