This cake is so easy to make in the bread maker, just mix and go! It also travels very well, so it’s perfect for bake sales, picnics and something to take over to a friend’s house for afternoon tea.
It’s often served as a tea or coffee cake, dessert cake or breakfast cake. After all, there is nothing better than a slice of cake and a cup of tea to unwind your busy afternoon.
Breadmaker Lemon Cake Fast2eat
- 1 cup Milk 75-90°F/24-32°C
- 2 Egg slightly beaten
- 3 tbsp Butter softened or margarine
- 2 tbsp Lemon juice room temperature
- 1 tbsp Lemon zest
- 2 cups All-purpose flour
- 1 cup Corn starch
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Dried cranberry dried (optional)
- 1 tbsp Baking powder reserve – add after 10 minutes
- 2 tbsp Lemon juice
- 5 tbsp Confectioners' sugar **
- 1 tbsp Lemon zest
- Attach the kneading blade in the bread pan.
- Place ingredients (but baking powder into the bread pan following the recipe order (or following the order and method specified in the manual of your Bread Maker – mine is: FIRST, liquid ingredients; SECOND, dry ingredients).
- Carefully insert bread pan into Bread Maker and gently close the lid.
- Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. Select “Cake” * bread setting.You cannot use the “Crust Colour” and “size” buttons.
- Caution: Do not use Delay Timer* for recipes with ingredients that can spoil like eggs or milk. More information at: "Using the Delay Timer"
- After 6 minutes of pre-mixing, use a Silicone Spatula to wipe the flour from the pan. DO NOT remove the pan, KEEP it locked in the machine while removing the flour from the sides.
- When the bread machine beeps during the kneading cycle, raise the lid and carefully pour the baking powder into the Baking Pan. CAUTION: It is important to avoid spilling ingredients into the oven chamber.
- Close the lid and let the cycle complete (do NOT open the lid anymore). It will mix and bake the bread.
- When the baking cycle is complete, press the stop button and unplug the breadmaker.
- Open the lid and while using Oven Mitt, firmly grasp the bread pan handle and gently pull the pan straight up and out of the machine. CAUTION: The Bread Maker and pan may be very hot! Always handle with care.
- Use non-stick Spatula to gently loosen the sides of the bread from the pan.
- Turn bread pan upside down onto a Wire Cooling Rack or clean cooking surface and gently shake until bread falls out onto rack.
- Cool for about 10-15 minutes before slicing.
- To make perfect slices every time use this Bread Slicer.
- Mix lemon juice and lemon zest with confectioners' sugar*. Pour on the cake while it’s still warm. After you have removed it from the pan.
- The “Quick/rapid bread” and the dedicated “Cake” setting will mix your batter and bake your cake from start to finish in the bread machine.
- The “batter” setting, like the “Pasta dough” setting will prepare your cake batter but you must pour it into a baking pan to finish it in the oven. The typical oven setting is 350-425°F (180-220°C) for 45 minutes but you need to insert a knife or wooden skewer into the center of the bread to make sure it’s done. If it comes out wet add another 10 minutes.
- The “bake” feature, is essentially where you mix the ingredients by hand prior to putting them in the bread pan. You can then manually set the program for your desired length of time.
- Check the mixture is blended. About 6 minutes into the mixing part of the cake cycle, open the lid and make sure there are no stray lumps of flour or butter clinging to the sides of the pan. Scrape everything in using a silicone spatula.
- Cold butter may not be properly incorporated, so make sure it’s really soft when it goes in (or melted). Recipes that call for oil are better in this respect, as they’ll ensure good fat distribution.
- Don’t use your regular bread flour to make cakes – it’s got too much gluten, which will produce a tough batter. Choose all-purpose or cake flour (follow the recipe).
- To check for doneness, stick a skewer into the cake – it’s ready when it comes out clean.
- To add richness to the finished cake, spike holes all over with a skewer, and pour over a glaze
You may also make this cake without the aid of a bread machine, or make the dough in a bread machine, and bake it in the oven. Simply make the dough using your usual method (by hand, electric mixer or bread machine); allow it to rise until puffy, then shape it into a log; and place it in a lightly greased cake pan. Allow the loaf to rise, covered, until it's crowned about 1 inch over the rim of the pan. Bake it in a preheated 350°F/175°C oven for 35 minutes, or until its interior temperature registers at 95°C/205°F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove the cake from the oven, remove it from the pan, and cool it on a wire rack.
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* “Long-term dietary intake of gluten was not associated with risk of coronary heart disease. However, the avoidance of gluten may result in reduced consumption of beneficial whole grains, which may affect cardiovascular risk. The promotion of gluten-free diets among people without celiac disease should not be encouraged.” (Source: http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1892)
* Content and images based on Sunbeam and Oster CKSBBR9050-033 Bread Maker User Manual Retrieved from http://pdfstream.manualsonline.com/4/4d6633cb-086c-4456-b7d7-5abde3447520.pdf
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