As I was sipping my first cup of coffee yesterday morning, I suddenly had a vision of my lemon zinger loaf cake with a not-so-thin layer of sugary lemon icing. Before I finished the last sip, I had the bowl, flour, sugar, etc. out on the counter. I planned on a simple dinner for tonight and I thought this would be the perfect dessert.
The recipe is so simple and delicious, I have to share it. You just sift
2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
3 tsp baking powder and
1 tsp of salt
into a bowl. Add
1 stick of butter at room temp.
3/4 cup milk
juice of 2 lemons (should be about 1/4 cup) and
zest of 2 lemons
Beat lightly and pour into a greased loaf pan. This goes in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 45-50 mins. I use a wooden skewer to test for doneness.
When the cake was cool, I made some icing to pour over the top. I used
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
juice of l lemon
zest of l lemon
I added a bit of milk as I beat this – just enough to make it so it would drip down the sides as I poured it over the top. Use less milk if you want a thicker frosting.
Dinner was easy and delicious – I popped a 5 pound chicken, dotted with butter, salt and pepper in a 400 degree oven for an hour. I let it sit 15 minutes before serving and it was incredibly moist.
I cut up some potatoes, brussel sprouts, and small red potatoes and and added olive oil, S & P…..
and put them in the oven to roast about 15 minutes before the chicken was finished.
What could be easier? Simple and delicious and great leftovers for salad the next day.
But the best was yet to come. I served up the lemon zinger cake with a few raspberries – a perfect compliment to the lemony goodness of the cake. Not a fancy dessert, but definitely easy to make and oh, so good!
I love serving up quick, tasty dinners that don’t keep me in the kitchen all day. Next time I make this cake, I’m going to double the recipe so I have one to freeze for another day. The frosting can be added after it defrosts. It makes life a little easier having a few meals and desserts that you can take out of the freezer in the morning and just warm up at night. Perfect for those extra busy days.
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