Lemon Gateau

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    This sunny cake is coauthor Victoria Pearson's go-to dessert. "I always have a surplus of citrus," she says, "and it's super-easy." The inspiration was an old French recipe that used oranges--but she swapped those out for lemons. "The sugar syrup you make with them soaks into the cake, so it's very moist and very aromatic," she says. It's delicious plain--but you can also top it off with a sprinkling of candied lemon slices for a bright finish to any dinner gathering. Recipe reprinted from Citrus: Sweet and Savory Sun-Kissed Recipes copyright © 2015 by Valerie Aikman-Smith. Photos © 2015 by Victoria Pearson. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

    Ingredients

    • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • Zest and juice of 3 lemons
    • 2 eggs
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 418 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 21 g 32.02%
    • Saturated Fat: 13 g 64.16%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 55 mg 18.18%
    • Sodium: 71 mg 2.94%
    • Calcium: 82 mg 8.21%
    • Potassium: 118 mg 3.38%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.95%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 58 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 21.84%
    • Sugar: 40 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 13.16%
    • Vitamin C 103.21%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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