How to make it

  • With mixer, in large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar *well*
  • In bowl, *whisk* egg yolks thoroughly before adding
  • Add egg yolks to creamed mixture, beating to combine
  • Add lemon extract, beat a few seconds
  • In another bowl whisk flour and baking powder
  • (Mother always put the flour, baking powder on wax paper, then holding the wax paper like a funnel, she slowly poured it into the creamed mixture, while beating slowly)
  • Add flour mixture slowly to creamed mixture, beating on low, combining well as you go
  • Add nuts, raisins, *fold* in thoroughly, batter will be stiff
  • In large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, but still moist
  • Fold beaten egg whites into mixture
  • Spoon into well greased, lightly floured tube pan (Angel Food, not Bundt)
  • Bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour THEN
  • Bake at 300 for 1 more hour
  • Remove from oven, set on wire rack a few minutes
  • Remove from pan
  • After cooling thoroughly, I usually wrap in heavy duty aluminun foil, but have also placed the cake in an air-tight container until ready to serve
  • When cutting, use a serrated knife
  • NOTE: I remember seeing this same recipe years ago, and it stated to cook the cake at 250 for 2-1/2-3 hours. I think it would be your choice. I have always baked it as directed in the above recipe. Just remember it needs that low temperature, and slow baking!
  • It is truly delicious.

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  • lastmoon 11 years ago
    Good Morning...I made this cake last night and it is wonderful, but next time I'll adjust the cooking time.Next time I'll adjust the cooking time by about 30 minutes.2 hours were too much for my oven.

    Another thing...I'm also halfing the recipe next time.
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  • lastmoon 11 years ago
    Thanks sooooo much. I've been looking for this recipe for 2 years !
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  • terrylynn 11 years ago
    I love lemon and this sounds wonderful, thanks for posting
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds wonderfully moist and yummie. Love Lemon cakes and pies/great post.
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