Lemon Cake a delicious moist Italian Cake, and all you need is a tablespoon for measurement. Fast and Easy and so good. The perfect Breakfast, Snack or Dessert Cake Recipe.
Give me a tablespoon and I will give you a Cake! A delicious moist Lemon Cake at that.
I first tried this cake a little while ago at a friend’s house. To tell the truth it was delicious but a little on the sweet side for me. But that didn’t stop me from asking for the recipe. And as it turned out this was another one of those you-gotta-love “Italian Desserts”.
This Tablespoon Lemon Cake was along the same lines as my Easy Yogurt Cake that was given to me in yogurt cup measurements! But this cake is actually called Torta dei 12 Cucchiai / 12 Tablespoon Cake.
I actually remade this cake a few times until I got it right, or as the Italian declared now this is a Lemon Cake! And that was to bring a couple of ingredients down to 10 tablespoons instead of 12, and to add a little more of this and a little less of that. And that is why I call it the “Tablespoon Cake”.
How to make Lemon Cake
- Beat egg and sugar until light and fluffy
- add zest and juice, milk, oil and combine
- Add flour and baking powder and beat until smooth
- Pour into prepared cake or bundt pan and bake.
- Simple, Easy and so good! And all you need is a tablespoon!
Italian Lemon Cake
If you have noticed Italians are not big on lots of creams or frostings. A simple dusting of powder sugar is all that is needed on most desserts. Unless of course we are talking about Tiramisu. But again it is not an overly sweet dessert.
More Delicious Lemon Dessert Recipes
I have always been a lover of Lemons, from anything and everything Lemon flavoured to even the Lemon cologne. But not until I came to Italy did I ever see or have Lemon Trees. Yes it took us a good 20 years to get our tree to grow a Lemon, when everyone else was drowning in them.
Let me tell you it was worth the wait. Nothing like a fresh picked Lemon. I hope I don’t have to wait another 20 years for another one.
But back to the cake, so grab your tablespoon and let’s make a Lemon Cake. Enjoy!
Italian Lemon Cake a delicious moist Cake, and all you need is a tablespoon for measurement. Fast and Easy and so good. The perfect Breakfast, Snack or Dessert Cake Recipe.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: Fast & Easy Italian Cake, Lemon Cake for Breakfast or Snack
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 286 kcal
- 12 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 10 tablespoons sugar
- 2 eggs
- zest one lemon
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 10 tablespoons vegetable oil (your choice, I used corn oil)
- 10 tablespoons milk
- 2-3 tablespoons Icing/powdered sugar for dusting finished cooled cake
Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C), grease and flour an 8 inch cake pan or 7 inch bundt pan.
In a small bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder.
In a large bowl beat on medium speed sugar and eggs until fluffy and light. Approximately 3-4 minutes.
Then add the zest, juice, oil and milk, beat until combined. Then add the flour mixture and beat until smooth.
Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan then remove to a cake plate.
Let cool completely before dusting with powdered / icing sugar. Enjoy!
**All tablespoons (and teaspoon) are level not heaping.
Tablespoon Italian Lemon Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Source: Tablespoon Italian Lemon Cake