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"Lemon Gold Cake"
As I mentioned in an Instagram Post (@MissSemiSweet) -
I ever wonder if companies look at what creations they made decades past and wonder what they were thinking.
The reason I say this, is because this recipe comes from a Kraft Salad Oil ad years back!
It's good for salad dressing and baking if you weren't able to read the ad itself!
I went into the store searching for "Kraft Salad Oil" and wouldn't you guess it, there was none to be found. So I wiped out my phone and began searching the web for what made this oil so unique.
Then I read this article:
So I guess it was super pressed and very light.
Since I was unable to locate any "Kraft Salad Oil" I used just your typical vegetable oil.
Maybe the cake was a tad on the dry side, because it lacked that perfect oil! I suppose, though, we may never know.
It was a tasty cake though.
Some changes I would make without changing the entire cake would be;
1. Grease the pan. Do it. Make life easier for you.
2. Create a different type of icing ---->
3. Create a simple syrup to keep down crumbs!
Equal parts sugar + equal parts water - bring to boil with lemon zest, take of heat and squeeze in some lemon juice.
Lemon Gold Cake Recipe
- 2 & 1/4 cups cake flour
- 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
-1/2 cup Kraft Salad Oil (Vegetable Oil)
- 6 eggs, seperated
- 1/4 cold water
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
In bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt. In separate bowl begin to whisk together 6 egg whites and cream of tarter until hard peaks form.
Add 6 egg yolks, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, oil to dry mixture.
Once dry and wet ingredients are incorporated gently fold in egg whites.
Put into a greased pan and bake for 70 minutes at 325*
When done baking turn over onto a plate and let cool.
Lemon Fluff Frosting
- 1/2 cup margarine
- Dash of salt
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp lemon zest
Cream margarine with lemon juice and lemon zest and salt. Add in powdered sugar slowly until incorporated.
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