Lemon Tea Cake

Lemon Tea Cake Recipe

Makes four loaves

2 cups butter (1 pound) softened

4 cups sugar

1 t. salt

4 T. lemon peel, granted fine

8 large eggs

5 c. unbleached white flour

4 t. baking powder

2 c. milk

Lemon Syrup

1 1/2 ups sugar

1 cup fresh lemon juice

Cook syrup until sugar is completely dissolved.

  1. Combine flour and baking powder, set aside
  2. Beat butter, sugar, salt, lemon peel until fluffy
  3. Add eggs and mix well
  4. Add flour and baking powder and mix well.
  5. Fold in milk
  6. Pour into greased loaf pans
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes
  8. Cool for five minutes after baking, then prick with a fork and pour the syrup over it

Cake freezes well.