I recently came into a grep of lemons and have been trying to figure out what to do with them. Well, what to do differently since my go-to recipe is always lemon bars. I was in luck as DecemberThirty on the Livejournal community food_porn posted this tasty lemon cornmeal cake that was a big hit with my family! Recipe posted with permission. Enjoy!
LEMON CORNMEAL CAKE
original recipe by decemberthiry
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter
zest of one lemon
1/2 c. honey
1/4th c. sugar
1/2 cup yogurt (alt: sour cream)
1 tsp vanilla
juice of a whole lemon
Preheat oven to 350.
Stir together dry ingredients and set aside.
Beat butter until smooth, then add lemon zest and sugar and beat until fluffy.
Add eggs one at time.
Beat in sour cream and vanilla, then add lemon juice. Fold in dry ingredients in three stages, folding until just incorporated.
Bake in a 9″ round pan for about half an hour.
The cake will be quite pale when it’s done, so be careful not to over bake it!
Optional: dust with powder sugar once completely cooled.