Lemon cake (lbj ranch)

Yield: 1 Serving

Measure Ingredient
1¼ can Sugar
¾ cup Butter
8 \N Egg yolks
1½ cup Cake flour; sifted
3 teaspoons Baking powder
¾ cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
1 teaspoon Grated lemon rind
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 cups Confectioner's sugar
¼ cup Soft butter
1 teaspoon Cream; (or more)
1 \N Lemon rind; grated
1 \N Lemon, juice of

Sift sugar. Beat butter until soft. Add the sugar gradually. Blend these ingredients until they are very light and creamy. In a separate bowl beat egg yolks until very light and lemon colored, then blend them into the butter mixture. Resift cake flour, baking powder and salt three times and add these ingredients to the butter mixture in three parts alternately with thirds of the ¾ cup of milk. Beat the batter thoroughly after each addition. Add and beat for 2 minutes vanilla, lemon juice and lemon rind. Bake in greased 9 inch layer pans in a moderate oven (375 degrees) for about 20 minutes.

Spread with Lemon Icing.


Blend the sugar, butter and cream. Beat in the grated rind and the lemon juice.

NOTES : Well, this one led us a merry chase. A version was posted on the net, found by a list member to be incomplete. I started looking for the complete recipe as did the original poster. I found this one by calling Cyn who called Mrs. Johnson. The copy I have came in Lady Bird's envelop e and is on the LBJ ranch note paper. Guess it's the real McCoy. Senescence begins, and middle age ends The day your descendants outnumber your friends -- Ogden Nash Lou in Houston, The Great State of Texas Message From Lou Parris <lbparris@...>

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