Lemon Spice Cake

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Dec. 03, 2017

Lemon Spices in a cake recipe that freezes well... Perfect for times guests just 'stop by'. That's why in some parts of the country this is called a 'visiting cake'. Lemon Spice Cake Recipe.


All purpose flour 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (205g)
Baking powder 1 1/4 Teaspoon (6 mL)
Ground cardamom 1 Teaspoon (5mL)
Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon (5mL)
Ground ginger 1/2 Teaspoon (2 mL)
Ground cloves 1/4 Teaspoon (1mL)
Coarse salt 1/2 Teaspoon (2 mL)
Sugar 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs) (250g)
Lemon zest 2 Tablespoon (30mL)
Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon (45mL,from about 2 lemons)
Eggs 4 Large (room temperature)
35% cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (125mL,room temperature)
Pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 Teaspoon (7mL)
Melted butter 5 1/2 Tablespoon (cooled,75g)



1.Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).

2.Butter an 8 1/2 loaf pan, dust with flour and tap out the excess.

In the video I use a dish - a pan is better.


3.Whisk the flour, baking powder, spices and salt together.

4.Put the sugar and zest in a large bowl, and whisk until the zest releases its oils (youll see it moistens, and smells amazing).

5.Whisk in the eggs one at a time.

6.Whisk in the juice, then the cream.

7.Continue with the whisk, and gradually mix in the dry ingredients.

8.Whisk in the vanilla.

9.Then slowly blend in the butter.

10.Scrape it into the loaf pan.

11.Bake for 70 to 75 minutes or until a tester inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

12.Transfer to a rack, let cool for 5 minutes and then tip out of the pan.


13.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 90 Minutes
Ready In: 90 Minutes
Servings: 4