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Learn how to make this delicious lemon cake (bolo de limão).
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
40 min
Ready In:
55 min
Level of Difficulty:

Lemon Cake (Bolo de limão) Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Lemon Cake (Bolo de limão) Recipe

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Posted in: Cake Recipes
Tue, Jun 7, 2016, 03:05
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5 eggs2 tablespoons of butter1 cup of sugar2 cups of flourGrated zest and juice of one lemon1 teaspoon of baking powderIcing:5 tablespoons of powdered sugarJuice from 1 lemon
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    1. Add the softened butter with the sugar and egg yolks and beat until a whitish eggnog.
    2. Add the zest and lemon juice and mix well.
    3. Beat the egg whites very firm and add to the previous mixture alternating with the flour already mixed with the baking powder.
    4. Place in a form greased with butter and dusted with flour.
    5. Bake in preheated oven at  180°C or 350°F for about 40 minutes.
    6. Icing
    7. In a bowl add the sugar and the lemon juice needed to begin to dissolve the sugar, but without becoming liquid. It should be the consistent like a soft paste.
    8. When the cake is cold, cover it with the icing and allow it to dry.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: Luisa Batalha, viajardemochilaascostas.blogspot.ca *


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