Monday, November 26, 2012

Lemon and Ginger Cake

Lemon and Ginger Cake

Just one more month is missing!!
There is such an excitement in our house, kids don't speak about nothing else but Christmas. They already did advent calendar, letter for Santa is almost ready (even they wake up every morning and remember to add 'just one more thing' to the list {*smile}) and I am thinking abut our dinner menu...

I know what are you going to say.. there is still a month to go, but since I want to make presents or buy some handmade once..there is a lot of preparations left.
I just want to enjoy every single Christmas detail without any rush!!!
This lemon and ginger cake is perfect for Christmas morning with coffee or tea.

Lemon and Ginger Cake

Lemon and Ginger Cake 
(adopted from Sweet Paul Magazine)

225g softened butter
250g sugar
4 large eggs
zest and juice of 3 lemons
 360g flour
3/4 ts baking powder
1/2 ts salt
2ts ground ginger
100g sour cream
50g candied ginger
1tbs iced sugar

Preheat the oven to 175C. In the bowl of a standing mixer cream sugar and butter until pale. Add eggs, one at a time, Mix in lemon zest. Add sour cream. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, ground and candied ginger. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Pour batter into the greased pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. In the meantime make juice of 3 lemons and mix with icing sugar,heat. When you take a cake from the oven , immediately put hot lemon juice over and leave to cool.



  1. I am also already so excited about Christmas. I can´t wait for my Christmas tree to arrive and start decorate our home. Your cake sounds like the perfect `Christmas tree welcoming´ cake. ;-)

  2. I ja se veselim Božiću! Kuglof super izgleda.