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This Portuguese lemon cake with icing recipe is very easy to prepare and makes an incredibly delicious dessert.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
25 min
Ready In:
40 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Lemon Cake with Icing Recipe

Portuguese Lemon Cake with Icing Recipe

Posted in: Cakes / Cheesecakes
Oct 27, 2017
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1 1/2 cups of sugar3 cups of flour1/2 cup of oil4 medium eggs1 cup of milk1 teaspoon of baking powder1/2 teaspoon of lemon zestJuice of 1 medium lemonIcing: 1 can of condensed milkJuice of 3 large lemonsLemon zest to garnish

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F.
  2. In a bowl sieve the flour together with the baking powder, add the lemon zest and set aside.
  3. In a blender, place the eggs, the oil, lemon juice and sugar and beat for 2 minutes.
  4. Grease a cake form with a hole in the middle, and set aside.
  5. Pour the blender mixture into the bowl with the flour mix, add the milk and stir well. 
  6. Pour into the greased cake form and bake for 25 minutes or until the surface is golden brown (Do the toothpick test).
  7. Leave it in the oven for two minutes with the door open, remove it from the oven and unmold when it's cold.


  1. Mix the condensed milk with the lemon juice.
  2. Pour it over the top of the cake and garnish with the lemon zest.
Recipe & Photo Credit: receitasdehoje.com.br *
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