Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Simple cake

On Saturday I make something to serve on Sunday when we drink coffee with our family. Last Saturday it was a cake. A very simple cake, true, but my children love this recipe very much.

The most important key to the succes of this recipe is that all ingredients are at room temperature. This way you're getting the best texture.

The recipe:
- 280 gram plain flour;
- 20 gram baking powder;
- 200 gram sugar (and a little extra for topping);
- 3 large eggs;
- 250 gram butter, unsalted (and some for buttering the caketin);
- the grate of one lemon or lime;

Warm the oven on 180 degrees Celsius. Mix the butter and the sugar for about 5 minutes. Put the grate into the bowl and mix for another minute. Add the eggs (one by one), while mixing on low speed. Between the eggs, spoon one tablespoon of the flour in the mixture. When the eggs are well absorbed, use a spoon to mix the remaining flour through the dough.
Put the dough in a cake tin and sprinkle the top with a bit (about 1 tablespoon) sugar.Transfer the cake to the oven. After one hour the cake should be ready, however to check if the baking is done, you can use a wooden stick to punch the cake in the middle. When you pull the stick out of the cake and it's dry and clean, you're cake is ready. If not, put the cake back for another 5 to 10 minutes and check again.

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