I adore citrus, whether in savoury dishes or sweet, so when it was announced as the theme for this #SundaySupper, I got very excited. Hosted by Jen of Juanita’s Cocina, this week, there is a bounty of citrus dishes for your delight and delectation. My offering is a Honey and Lemon Cake – because lemon cake is just too good not to share.
There is something about citrus fruit which just makes me happy. The fragrance of limes always transports me back to Latin America, even though I use them most in Asian cooking (and mojitos!), while lemons always make me think of summer, no matter what the weather is doing outside.
For the past few months, I have even (and if you’re not British you may not appreciate the enormity of this) replaced my morning cup of tea with a slice of lemon and ginger in hot water. It’s actually much better at waking me up – I now save my cup of tea for when I get home from work.
I had a couple of attempts at this Honey and Lemon Cake – I made the recipe up as I went along, which pretty much guarantees at least one failure – but it was a very happy day of baking. I don’t mind if things go wrong; it’s part of the fun, particularly for recipe invention.
The cake I’ve come up with is, in effect, just a simple sponge cake with a few additions, but the key ingredients of honey and lemon really stand out. The honey adds a depth of flavour to contrast against the zingy lemon, and both the lemon juice and honey ensure that the cake is perfectly moist, even when using gluten-free flour.
For more citrus recipes, look no further:
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Big On Citrus Breads & Condiments:
Make You Pucker Salads, Sides, & Main Dishes:
Sour Citrusy Sweets & Desserts:
Sour Sips & Drinks:
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter on Sunday, March 31st to talk all about citrus recipes! We’ll tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more delicious recipes and food photos.