First off, Happy Birthday to my beautiful mom!!!! Found time to type this up to greet her here with a cake delicious enough to be served on a birthday!
I mean, that totally got my attention! Italian food is one of the best food in the world, hands down, but did you know they actually have a breakfast cake? As in a cake traditionally eaten for breakfast?? 😋 The few Italians I know who grew up in Italy remember eating a citrusy cake for breakfast. Must be so nice!
I can’t wait to try this as when I mentioned it to my son, he was equally excited to try it too. He said “why can’t WE eat cake for breakfast too?” And I told him I’ll make sure we will have it for breakfast one day!
So here! I actually made a whole cake to take to work for my coworkers at Quest on my last week there too. It was good enough to be next to my famous Rum Cake https://athomewiththeresa.com/2020/05/29/bacardi-rum-cake/
You’ll need a tube pan, and for this one, I used a traditional tube pan used for angel food cake as I’m quite sure most bakers have this pan.
I’ll be sharing a couple of recipes with you as I did make several but was happy with 2 experiments. This is the first one.
I hope you’ll like this cake as much as we did! It’s easy to make and will bring a bit of sunshine to your breakfast menu!
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Zest of 1 large lemon
120ml vegetable oil
300g all-purpose flour
7g baking powder
1. Separate the eggs, placing the egg whites in a clean, medium sized bowl. Set egg whites aside.
2. Place the yolks into a large bowl.
3. Add in the sugar,
4. the salt,
5. and the lemon zest.
6. Beat well, using a hand mixer or a wire whisk.
7. It’ll look like bight yellow granulated sugar.
8. Add in the vegetable oil,
9. and the milk. Beat well.
10. Add the flour,
11. and baking powder and mix everything together until it is well combined.
12. Go back to the egg whites we set aside earlier. Using a clean hand mixer, beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
13. Fold in half the egg whites into the yolk mixture.
14. Fold everything together carefully until blended.
15. Fold in the rest of the egg whites until well mixed.
16. Pour the mixture into a greased 10-11 inch(28 cm) ring-shaped baking pan (a bundt pan or angel food cake pan will do in a pinch) and bake at 350F for about 40-45 minutes.
17. Leave the cake to cool before removing from pan.
18. Enjoy with coffee, hot chocolate, or tea!
*can also bake this in the #SunOven!