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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

Banana Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

Delicious is the only word to describe this cake. This cake plus the carrot cake I made recently would both be amazing desserts for any holiday gathering. We will be able to gather again eventually, and we will celebrate with cake!

This is a large batch recipe making it perfect for freezing or sharing with family and friends in person (when the time comes) or via curb-side pick-up or drop-off.







Banana Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes 2-3 cakes or 4 loaves

Ingredients
For the Cake
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup unflavoured oil
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 mashed ripe bananas (about 2 cups mashed)
  • 4 large eggs 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
For the frosting
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened (full fat - brick form)
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon meringue powder
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Directions
  1. To make the cake; Preheat oven to 350F. Grease & flour some cake pans. You can get 2 bundt, 4 loaves or a combination of other dishes. You could also make a lot of muffins. 
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugars in a large bowl.
  3. Make a well in the centre and add the rest of the cake ingredients. Mix just to combine. At this point you could add nuts or chocolate chips if you want to. 
  4. Spread batter evenly among all your baking vessels. 
  5. Bake for 25-35 minutes for cakes & loaves or 15-20 minutes for muffins. Use a cake tester or toothpick to be sure they're cooked in the middle before removing from the oven. 
  6. To make the frosting; whip the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined.  Use a large bowl.
  7. Add sugar, meringue powder, vanilla and salt. Beat on low to combine (so you don't make a mess), then on high until the frosting is fluffy. 
  8. Spread or pipe the frosting over the cooled cakes. If you would like to freeze the cakes, add the frosting later once they have thawed out. 
  9. You can decorate with walnuts, coconut, rose petals, pistachios, lemon zest - there are so many ways to make your cakes pretty. 
  10. Store the frosted cakes in the fridge.

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