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Here you will find a Recipe for WHOLE LEMON CAKE with GLAZED LEMON SLICES. I don't know where the Recipe originated but I am sure it would be from a country where Lemons are plentiful. I could be wrong there but it would be nice to know.

WHOLE LEMON CAKE

 INGREDIENTS

 2 lemons washed

3/4 cup light olive oil

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup caster sugar

1 2/3 cups self-raising flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Double cream, to serve

 

LEMON SYRUP

1 cup caster sugar

1 lemon thinly sliced

 

METHOD

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced.

Grease a 22cm (top) baba pan.

 

Step 2

Place lemons in a medium saucepan.

Cover with cold water.

Bring to the boil over high heat.

Reduce heat to medium,

Cook for 50 minutes or until softened. Drain. Cool 20 minutes.

Chop lemons, discarding seeds.

 

Step 3

Place lemon in a food processor.

Process to a pulp.

Add oil,

eggs and

vanilla.

Process for 2 minutes or until smooth.

Add sugar.

Process to combine.

Add our and baking powder.

Process until just combined.

Pour into prepared pan.

Level top.

Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of cake comes out clean.

Cool in pan 15 minutes.

Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

 

Step 4

To make the lemon syrup, place 1 cup water and caster sugar in a medium frying pan.

Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.

Increase heat to medium-high.

Bring to a simmer.

Add lemon slices, (1 Lemon)

Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly and lemon is translucent.

Cool 15 minutes.

 

Step 5

Place lemon slices on cake.

Drizzle warm cake with warm syrup.

Garnish with lemon. Serve with cream

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