September 24, 2012

Round lemon cake from "Te og kager - året rundt"

Lemon cake with Earl Grey tea as company
The Tea Time Treat event is a little different for the month of September, as it is a hybrid of the usual Tea Time Treat combined with another blog event called Random Recipe. Behind this challenge you will find Karen from Lavender and Lovage, Kate from What Kate Baked and Dom from Belleaukitchen.

So I started this challenge by locating all the cooking books, which could be used in connection with making afternoon tea, I found a total of 6 books. However, as they are very different in size, I decided to type the title on a list, so my fingers would not find their preference being biased by my brain.

Afterwards I "asked" to select a number, and it turned out to be the cooking book called "Te og kager - året rundt" af Kaffe & Thehuset. This is very good choice, as I have never tried any of the recipes in this book.

It took a few look ups to find a recipes, as this cooking book is having suggestions on tea targeted the different season. The first recipe I found was on making strawberry jam, which is a bite out of season being in September. The second recipe found by my fingers was then Rund Citronkage (Round Lemon Cake).

The cake dough has a soft, silky and smooth consistency and the taste is a very perfect combination of lemon taste, acidity and sweetness, which some how reminds me about lemon mousse. And the final touch in form a lemon juice sugar icing is adding the final touch to the easy-to-make cake.

This cake could be considered as a home-made version of the widely known Danish cake "citronmåne" (lemon mone). However, the taste is a million times better !!!!

The "selected" recipe being Round Lemon Cake

Round Lemon Cake from "Te og kager - året rundt: - 1 cake

  • 250 g sugar
  • 250 g butter - at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 250 g (cake) flour
  • 1 organic lemon - peel and juice
  • Icing sugar
  • 1 organic lemon - peel and juice for the icing
  1. Heat the (conventional) oven to 200'C.
  2. Whip sugar and butter together.
  3. Add the eggs one by one and whip each egg into the cake dough.
  4. Add lemon peel and lemon juice, whip into a homogeneous mass.
  5. Add the baking powder and (cake) flour, whip yet again into homogeneous mass.
  6. Fill a (round) pie form with the cake dough
  7. Bake the cake at 200'C for 30 minutes.
  8. Left the cake cool down.
  9. Make cake icing from icing sugar and lemon juice.
  10. After adding the icing on top of the cake, decorate the icing with lemon peel.
  11. Make a pot of Earl Grey tea and served it together with the lemon cake.


  1. Ooh how utterly wonderful! I love how smooth and silky it sounds and I adore anything with lemons. I also admire your dedication to the random recipe. Thank you do much for entering this month. I hope you found the process enjoyable.

    1. Hi Dom,

      thank you for your kind comment :-) It was great fun to participate in this random recipe, so perhaps I will join in from time to time, as you get to try out something, which you would have "jumped over" looking through your cook books.

      Many tea and kitchen greetings - Kirsten

  2. What a FABULOUS entry! THANKS so much Kiki, for being a great sport and joining in for this months Tea Time Treats! I always love what you bake for Tea Time Treats and this is one of the nicest cakes I have seen.....Karen

    1. I really like to be a part of your and Kate´s fantastic Tea Time Treat tea table :-) - Kiki

  3. I think lemon cakes are even more pleasing than chocolate cakes - and I really like chocolate so that's saying a lot. This looks absolutely delicious.

    1. Hi Phil,

      thank you for your kind comment on my lemon cake. You are right about lemon cakes being great - for me lemon cakes is a great combo of sweetness and juicy fresh lemon taste.

  4. Hi I am commenting via Lavender and Lovage monthly round up. Your cake lovely moist lemon cake, nothing quite beats a lemon cake. Happy baking x

    1. Hi Miss C,

      thank you for your nice comment. This lemon cake had such good moisture level, that it kept it´s freshness/softness for 1½ week stored in a air-tight container.

      Many baking greetings Kiki

  5. That looks lovely - and baking that involves a spreadsheet of any sort always feels so much more of an achievement!

    1. Hi Ruth,

      thank you for lovely comment :-) I am actually thinking about making a spreadsheet covering all my cooking books. This would be a good activity for the coming winter time, when I will stay more at home, as I can not row during the Winter season due to the weather and out-door/water temperature.

      Many kitchen greetings - Kiki

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