This lemon cake is one of the most popular things I make at home. My boys just love it and will have some for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and snacks). This is not my recipe. I got it from a mother in my oldest son's class last year and I sadly cannot remember her name (shame on me), so I do want to thank her. I of course re-wrote it in grams since volume measurements just do not make sense to me as a baker. This could easily be done with orange or lime instead of lemon, and if there are no kids involved feel free to spike the syrup with your favorite booze.
One 9" cake
Lior Lev Sercarz
Preheat the oven to 350°F and move a rack to the center.
Grease a round 9-inch cake pan with butter or cooking spray and set aside.
Using a stand or hand mixer cream the butter with 3/4 cup of sugar. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl.
Add the eggs and lemon zest to the creamed butter and keep mixing until smooth. Slowly add the dry mix to the butter mixture until fully incorporated. Pour in the milk and mix until everything is creamy and smooth.
Pour the batter into the greased pan and level the surface with a silicon spatula.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until cooked through. The cake is done when a knife or tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
For the syrup, mix the 1/4c sugar and lemon juice until the sugar dissolves.
Drizzle the syrup onto the warm cake. and leave to rest for about 10 minutes before flipping it over onto a plate or platter. Enjoy!