If you have been checking my latest posts, you would have found a delicious, easy to make and super quick chocolate ganache cake. Today’s post is that same cake in a tasty lemon version. The cake itself is made in the microwave and it is enough for 4 people to have the perfect size piece of cake or for one person to eat it all!
This cake is made, once again, from my favorite baking mix – Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix. This is such a versatile mix! I use it for pancakes, muffins, bread, cookies and cakes!
Here is the recipe so you can make your own!
Gluten-free Lemon Cake
1 tsp oil (I use coconut oil!)
3 tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 &1/2 tablespoons of sugar
Mix the above ingredients until well blended.
In a small bowl, mix the following dry ingredients:
1/3 cup Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix
1 teaspoon baking powder
Blend the dry ingredients with the egg mixture and using a spatula, transfer the batter to a microwavable bowl. I used a 2 cup ramekin, which worked really well, since the sides are straight and that allowed me to easily slice the cake to create a layered cake! Place in the microwave for 2 minutes on high.
Remove the ramekin from the microwave. It will be very hot! Loosen the sides of the cake and turn it over onto a cooling rack. If it looks like the bottom of the cake is not quite done, just place it back in the ramekin and microwave a little longer! It sounds crazy, but it works!
After the cake has cooled, slice it into three layers.
Now for the good stuff! I layered my cake with lemon filling that I prepared using the following recipe. If you don’t wish to take the time to make your own lemon filling, pick up a jar of lemon curd at the grocery store. The lemon curd from a jar is rather stiff therefore, I would warm it slightly in the microwave before using.
Lemon filling – this recipe comes from a Betty Crocker Cookbook my roommate gave me many years ago! On the front flap she left a message about using it when I am “feeling domestic”! As you can see from my blog, I have been feeling very domestic lately!
Clear Lemon Filling
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup lemon juice
Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan. Slowly add the water and cook over medium heat; stir constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Let boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in lemon zest, butter and lemon juice. Let cool in the refrigerator.
After your lemon filling has cooled, spread it between your layers of cake. Stack the cake layers then cover the entire cake with the lemon filling. Enjoy!