Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Busy Day Cake

I was hungry for cake the other day and made this.
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
zest from 1 lemon
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Note: I rubbed the lemon zest into the sugar. I feel it gives a more lemony flavor. Also for people living in Italy: Since our baking powder has vanilla in it you can either leave out the liquid vanilla or reduce the amount. I also used strutto for the shortening.
Grease a 9 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan (or equivilent). In a small mixing bowl combine all ingredients and a 1/2 teaspoon salt. Beat with electric mixer until combined. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Turn into pan. Bake at 375 F/190 C for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cool. Serves 9.

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