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How to make it

  • Cake:
  • Measure and sift dry ingredients well and set aside.
  • Mix milk and extract and set aside..
  • Beat butter until smooth and creamy at medium speed.
  • Gradually beat in sugar until fluffy and pale which will take a good 5 minutes or so..
  • Beat yolks separately until thick, fluffy and pale lemon colored which will take at least 5 minutes or so.
  • Then beat yolks vigorously into creamed mixture until mixture is very pale and light.
  • Alternately beat and blend in flour mixture with milk, lemon juice and vanilla at low speed until batter is smooth , satiny and light.
  • The finished mixture must be light, pale and fluffy -if your finished
  • batter is not like this then your cake will not be light, fine grained and
  • fluffy!
  • Place batter into greased and wax paper lined 8 or 9 inch square/round pan(s), a small tube pan or even into some muffin tins.
  • Bake 350F about 20 to 25 minutes or until tested done ( top springs back when lightly touched with a finger ) and top is light golden. .
  • Cool completely before cutting.
  • Frost and fill as desired.
  • Freezes well.
  • Butter Cream Frosting:
  • Have fats softened at room temperature.
  • Blend with a mixer until light and fluffy..
  • Blend in vanilla.
  • Gradually beat in the sugar until mixture is smooth ( about 5 minutes ).
  • Yield: about 2 cups.
  • Note: if this is too sweet, one can beat in a Tbs or two of sour cream with the fats
  • Note: for variations in taste/texture: change the flavor extract, ( orange,
  • lemon, rum, ) or add a bit of cream or half & half to thin if desired or some
  • grated, nutmeg, or orange or lemon rind, or some melted chocolate etc. or some ground cinnamon.
  • For a stiffer consistency add more sugar if desired.
  • You can also use some food color to tint the frosting if desired.

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  • chuckieb 6 years ago
    That is absolutely beautiful! Love the presentation. I have a 'good' cupcake recipe but I don't have a 'great' cupcake recipe, and this looks just like that! Excellent post!
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  • gourmetana 6 years ago
    The cupcake has that homemade look that I love. Thank you for sharing your grandmother's recipe!
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