It's dark and raining here again today, and I have a small boy home from school, suffering from earache. We made cake, because it always seems to make things better. And we used lots of lemons, for the vitamin C, of course.
130 grams softened butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 cup milk
Both the rind and juice of 3 lemons, or a mixture of other citrus fruit (I used lemons and limes).
Cream butter and sugar until light, and mix in eggs one at a time. Then sift in the flour and baking powder. Next, mix in the milk until the batter is smooth and of a good 'dropping' consistency. Lastly stir in the grated rind of your citrus fruit. Pour mixture into a lined cake tin and cook at 180 degrees Celcius for about 30 mins.
After removing cake from the oven, spoon over a syrup- made by heating the juice of your citrus fruits in a small pot together with a spoonful or so of raw sugar until dissolved. Delish.