The 12-spoon cake: a simple recipe that's so easy to prepare, you don't even have to measure out the ingredients
April 22, 2020
One thing is definitely certain about the Coronavirus epidemic: with everyone forced to stay inside their homes and isolate themselves from the outside world, many of us have rediscovered our love for cooking. With all the extra time on our hands, we've opted for slow-cooking recipes rather than the instant ones. We're talking about making chicken and noodles and/or desserts the old fashion way; from scratch. If you are one of these people looking to pass the time by trying out new recipes, we'd like to propose this 12-spoon cake to you.
The only ingredients you need to prepare this cake are:
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 pinch of salt
12 spoonfuls of:
- sugar (filled to the brim)
- heaps of flour
- vegetable oil (or sesame seed oil)
- lukewarm water
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Oil or grease a bundt cake pan and then cover it with flour and sugar. Then, with an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar together until mixture becomes light and fluffy. Next, add in lemon juice and zest (to your liking).
Once lemon juice/zest is added to the mixture, add in salt, vegetable oil, and water and mix vigorously. In a separate bowl, mix baking soda and the 12 heaping spoonfuls of flour together. Add the flour mixture into the main bowl of ingredients gradually (note: if you have a sifter, gradually sift in flour mixture into the other bowl). Once all the ingredients are mixed together in a homogenous fashion, pour them into the bundt pan and bake for 40 minutes.
To make the cake even tastier, peel the skin off the lemon, put it in a pan, and, adding 2 tablespoons of sugar, cook the lemon peel for 1-2 minutes. Once finished cooking, leave it to dry on a piece of parchment paper.
Let the cake bake until it is golden brown. If you're still not sure whether it's done, use a toothpick or knife and stick it through the middle of the cake. If the knife/toothpick is clean, take the cake out of the oven. If it has dough attached to it, leave the cake in the oven for a coulple more minutes.
Once out of the oven, let it cool for at least 30 minutes. Add confectioner's sugar and the candied lemon peel to the top of the cake. Whatever you decide to do with your cake, it will surely make your time spent in quarantine a little sweeter!