Tuesday, November 3, 2009


another CoOp standard, also from Joy '97.  multiply by 1.5 for a 9x13-inch or two 8- or 9-inch round pans.
and, please, zest the lemons before juicing them.
preheat oven to 350F, grease and flour a 9x9-inch cake pan.
sift together:
  • 1 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt (omit if butter is salted)
in stand mixer, beat until creamy:
  • 1/2 c. butter
add gradually and beat 3-5 minutes:
  • 1 c. sugar
beat in one at a time, and add:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
stir in flour until just smooth, pour into pan and, optionally, top with:
  • 1/3 c. sliced almonds or other nuts
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
bake 30-35 minutes, until just the edges turn brown.

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