Maida Heatter's Lemon Buttermilk Cake
Maida Heatter's Lemon Buttermilk Cake
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  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 1 hr 15 min
  • total: 1 hr 35 min
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  • Summary

    This light, moist, lemony cake is genius for so many reasons: It’s powerfully puckery. It’s got both more fresh lemon juice and zest than you’d expect or normally see in a recipe, and the flavor holds up under heat. It’s given even more flavor because it’s soaked—really soaked—with a lemon and sugar syrup that seeps into the cake slowly and provides moistness, a little more keepability, and a lot more lemon intensity. Adapted slightly from Maida Heatter’s New Book of Great Desserts (Knopf, 1982).

    Ingredients

    • Fine, dry bread crumbs, for dusting pan
    • Finely grated rind of 3 large lemons (juice will be used below for Glaze)
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 2/3 cups (354 grams) all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 pound (226 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing pan
    • 2 cups (400 grams) granulated sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 397 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 16 g 24.26%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 48.39%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 41 mg 13.81%
    • Sodium: 193 mg 8.06%
    • Calcium: 33 mg 3.31%
    • Potassium: 70 mg 2%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.32%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 61 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.08%
    • Sugar: 40 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 9.66%
    • Vitamin C 1.23%
    • Vitamin D 0.05%
    • * 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 - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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