What makes a great tasting Lemon Cake?
Ju-Lyn might consider me a Queen of Lemon Cakes, but I am no reigning monarch of cooking, merely slightly obsessed with lemons. The family loves lemon cake, which means I am keen to try out any new lemon-themed recipe I find.
This month, in setting up a tasting contest between my most popular Lemon Cake recipes at home, I discovered how versatile lemons could be not only in improving heath, but also in replacing certain chemical cleaners and insecticides around the home with natural alternatives.
Lemons are comprised of:
- 31 g vitamin C
- 1.1g protein
- 9.3g carbohydrates
- 2.5 g sugar: 2.5g
- 2.8 g fibre: 2.8g
- 0.3 g fat
- 20 calories
- 89% water
Lemons are a plant native to Assam, in Northern India and South Asia. Lemon juice in its natural state is acidic, but once metabolized it actually becomes alkaline.
The acidity of lemons makes them a great adjunct to cleaning around the home and lemon peel can even repel insects when peel is placed outside your door.
- Rub your chopping board with a cut lemon to eliminate garlic or stubborn odours
- Clean windows and chrome fittings with a half a lemon dipped in salt
- Remove red wine spills (mix to a paste with salt and baking soda)
- Add a cut lemon to your dishwasher in place of rinse aid for a streak-free wash.
With the Changing Seasons, lemons are a natural way to bolster our immune systems.
Lemon Cake Tasting Challenge
Renowned for reliable recipes it may be no surprise that a recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly magazine took first place in the Lemon Cake Challenge. As voted #1 by colleagues and family. This is how it turned out:
Australian Woman’s Weekly Lemon Cake
Are you keen to make the winning cake for yourself?
Instructions and the link to the Women’s Weekly Lemon Cake recipe
Another Lemon Cake Recipe