Lemon Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

Last night we had a friend over for dinner to unfortunately say goodbye as he is leaving Berlin later this month so it was my prerogative to make sure he left remembering how amazing at cooking I was!  I had dinner and dessert all planned but as we know things never go to plan, after spending the day enjoying the sunshine here in Berlin watching my boyfriend play football and an end of season BBQ, we were running extremely late. I was very proud of myself for whipping up the lasagne in 30 minutes and having it cooking in the oven when our guest arrived but their was no time for me to prepare dessert. So the pressure was on as our dining table is in our kitchen, so I had to bake in front of everyone, something I usually try to avoid. Especially when making a recipe that I had ‘adapted’ myself – on the menu tonight Lemon Cake with White Chocolate Frosting;

Ingredients

  • 100g of Sugar
  • 100g of Butter
  • 100g of Flour
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 100g of White Chocolate
  • 150g of Icing Sugar
  • 3tbsp of Water
  • 5tbsp of Lemon Juice

My Lemon Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190
  2. Mix the flour and sugar in a bowl
  3. Add the butter and mix until the mixture is crumbly
  4. Add the 2 eggs and stir until the mixture is smooth
  5. Finally add the lemon juice and stir
  6. Pour into a greased (with butter) cake tin (the one I use is 18cm)
  7. Put into the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked
  8. When it is baked allow to cool for 15minutes
  9. Mix the icing sugar and water into a bowl
  10. Then in a glass bowl melt the white chocolate over a pan of boiling water
  11. When melted add the white chocolate to the icing and stir thoroughly – this needs to be done quickly before the chocolate hardens
  12. Then pour the frosting onto the cake and spread evenly over the top
  13. Allow to cool for a further 15 minutes and serve

The cake was really delicious and thankfully successful. The result was a dense lemony sponge that is much lighter to enjoy than a chocolate cake. This was the first time that I had made this recipe this way and I will be doing it again as it is the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s evening.

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4 comments on “Lemon Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

  1. f2p mmo says:

    Very interesting information!Perfect just what I was searching for!

  2. Your Lemon Cake w/ White Chocolate frosting looks delicious and seems easy to make. I use to make a similar version with lemon filling between the layers – it took a lot longer to make than yours seems to.I look forward to trying your recipe !

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