This, my first lemon post in many will be a classic Danish cake, the lemon cake or classic danish citronmåne!
The Danish answer to the donut-eating movie picture of the American cops. Here comes the Lemon moon witch is straight translated from the danish name of the cake; Citronmåne.
When a best friend gives you a lemon, you do what?
– let me first tell you, it’s not just a regular lemon. No, it’s a big, ginormous lemon!! Enough to feed an entire family!
So, now you are warned.. the next few posts will be quite lemon-ish!
LEMON CAKE OR DANISH LEMON MOON
1.5 stick of butter (225 g) (soft)
3/4 cup of sugar
The beans from a half vanilla pod (or 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Bean Paste)
1 cup of flour
1/3 cup potato starch
1.5 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups of powdered sugar
juice from 1 lemon
Heat up the oven to 350º F
Mix butter, sugar and vanilla well.
Add one egg at a time and mix well in between.
Grind the outside of the lemons on a grater and add it to the dough.
Add flour, potato starch and baking powder .
Mix well and add to the tray.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Let cool down a little bit – not too much, and then add the glazing.
Cut in a moon shape, if you are in a kid-friendly-mood ;o)
Enjoy fresh baked. Hmm…