I love lemon cakes. They always bring me back to the times I used to visit my local bakery and have them with my tea. Now, with this recipe, you can make those amazing lemon cakes at home. Oh and yes, with an amazing twist of Turmeric. Pure Godliness!!
Lemon Turmeric Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powde
¼ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
1 and ¼ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 177 degrees C. Butter and flour 10 inch round pan/ large loaf pan. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Mix fresh lemon juice and milk in a small bowl and set aside.
Pulse sugar and zest of a lemon in a food processor until zest is all minced in.
Cream butter and sugar (add in the turmeric at this stage) using a hand whisk.
Add vanilla and eggs one at a time mixing until incorporated before adding the next. Scrape the bowl down.
Add flour and milk mixtures to the butter in alternating batches.
Pour the batter in your greased cake/loaf pan and bake for 177 degree C for 30 minutes or until the centers are set and the edge is pulling away from the pan
Once out of the oven, top it off with fresh lemon slices and enjoy with your evening cup of tea