Poor Man's Purim Cake
Super easy Jewish cake and you get to use the food processor!
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 lemon rind, grated
- confectioners' sugar (optional)
- Place the sugar and the butter together in a food processor with the steel blade and process until creamed.
- Add the eggs and the milk, pulsing after each addition. Then add the flour, baking powder, and the lemon rind, pulsing until a smooth mass is formed.
- Place the dough in a greased and floured 9- by 9-inch square baking pan. Pat down and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes. When cool enough to handle, turn out on a rack.
- Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar, slice, and serve.
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I halved the recipe and made this in a small spring form pan. I added two teaspoon of lemon juice as well as the lemon zest, and my Poor Man’s cake (just LOVE the name!) was moist and flavoursome. For a touch of decadence, we ate it with lemon curd. Delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe, KmartKlutz!
Good cake. Very different. Mine did not make a dough either- a very thick batter. Cooked in a 9x9 pan but I had to add 5 minutes to the cook time as it was still 'jiggly' in the middle. After cooling the bottom was still a little raw but 'set' which was ok with us but might not be for some. Great dense cake with nice crumb. Next time I will cook a little longer or use a different pan. Thanks for a good recipe- GREAT flavor!
I halved this recipe and made it in my blender, pulsing and mixing--I found that pulsing for a good while acheived a marvelously thick, creamy batter. I then baked it in 2 mini loaf pans. The cake rose beautifully and the end result were two gorgeous little loaves which sliced beautifully. Cake has a lovely crumb and taste. Thanks, Robbie!