Lemon Gold Cake

by Brittany in


1 1/2 cup rice flour

1 cup cornstarch (or potato or tapioca)

2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter or shortening

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 3/4 cup sugar

6 egg yolks (keep a few egg whites and make a scrumptious cocktail to go with the cake!)

3/4 cup coconut milk (carton not can)

1/4-1/2 cup lemon juice (eyeball the moisture level of the cake to decide)

Seasonal fruit to mix in... or layer on bottom of cake pan (strawberries, rhubarb, blackberries, etc) 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flours, baking powder and salt in small mixing bowl. Cream shortening and lemon zest then gradually add sugar until its light and fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time beating thoroughly. Finally add dry ingredients alternating with milk and lemon juice.  Pour into cake pan and, if there's extra, into cupcake tin. (This is always a good idea if you are making a cake... lets you taste test it without cutting an ugly hole in your cake!! seriously I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner because not knowing how it tastes till I serve it has been a huge deterrent to cake making for me in the past).  

Bake 25-30 minutes

There will be a cocktail recipe coming soon! Following on Chelle's post on hospitality I thought I'd put this up because its a perfect summer evening way to entertain. I love to cook so when I have people over I tend to want to make a full on feast that takes hours to prepare (still working on making it take hours to eat...good to have goals). And I love taking those hours, its relaxing to me to be able to just put around making a beautiful meal BUT I do not have that kind of time usually. So I've been realizing its completely ok to have a few friends over (or a family! don't shy away from friends with kids) for dessert. And its even ok to make the dessert while they are there! People gravitate to kitchens so just plan on the party being in there! Jesse always sits on the hard tile floor while I cook and if people are over they do too and when I take a break I do too... don't ask why but just read in the lovely andrew and carissa's blog (I can't find where but they said that!) that they do the same so I feel a bit better about it. Someday I plan on having a couch or armchair or two in my kitchen. Anyways, I digress.

What I'm getting at is people need to eat, eats need to be made, so do it all together. Every bit of food can be turned into a party so why not do just that?!