Delicate lemon cake recipe

Enjoy the summertime with this light and sweet lemony cake, paired perfectly with a healthy rhubarb salsa and mascarpone! Thanks to Chef Gerard Viverito for the recipe!

Rhubarb salsa

Ingredients:

1 stalk rhubarb (4 ounces)

Malaysian Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

1 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped

2 -3 tablespoons raspberry preserves

Snipped fresh basil

Directions:

·Brush rhubarb with oil. On an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan, grill rhubarb directly over high heat for about 5 minutes or until lightly charred and softened, turning frequently. Chop rhubarb.

·Meanwhile in a bowl, stir together strawberries and preserves. Stir in rhubarb and snipped fresh basil to taste. Serve with cinnamon pita chips, or over pound cake, angel food cake or vanilla ice cream.

Sweet Mascarpone Sugar Free Topping

Ingredients:

8 ounces mascarpone

2 tablespoons Pyure honey substitute or to taste

A pinch of cinnamon (about 1/8 to 1/4 tsp)

1 tsp lemon zest

Directions:

· In a bowl mix together the mascarpone, Pyure honey, cinnamon and lemon zest until smooth. For an airy, whipped spread, use an immersion blender.

· The dip can be served chilled (firmer texture) or at room temperature (creamier texture).

Lemon Pound Cake

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup sugar

2 eggs, well beaten

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup sugar

Directions:

· Mix together 1 cup sugar and butter.

· Add eggs and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice; mix well.

· Add salt, flour, and baking powder to mixture.

· Add milk.

· Bake at 325°F in a well greased loaf pan for 1 hour, or until golden brown.

· Mix 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup sugar.

· Use a toothpick to make holes in top of cake and drizzle lemon juice and sugar mixture over the top of the cake when removed from the oven.

· Serve with salsa and sweet cream topping

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