German Lemon Cake

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This loaf cake is known in Germany as 'Zitronenkuchen', a dense pound cake with a lemon glaze all over the top and soaked into the cake itself.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅛ cups butter, softened

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 5 eggs

  • 3 tablespoons rum (Optional)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • cup lemon juice

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each one. Stir in the rum, then mix in the flour and cornstarch. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.

  3. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted into the crown comes out clean. Cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

  4. While the cake is baking, mix together the lemon juice and confectioners' sugar. When the cake comes out of the oven, poke with a long fork or knitting needle all over. Pour the glaze over the top,and let it soak in. Cut into slices to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

392 Calories
19g Fat
50g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 392
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 54mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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