Food For Thought Youth Project

Cultural Recipes from Youth Around the World

Citroencake contributed by, Ella Jo from The Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio USA



By:Ella Jo



1 cup of butter,softened

1 heaping cup of sugar

1 1/2 cup cake flour

5 eggs,room temperature

1 teaspoon lemon extract

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 tablespoon milk

Zest and juice of 1 lemon



Cream the butter and sugar together. Carefully incorporate 1 egg at a time. Fold in the flour and mix for another 30 seconds. Mix in the lemon extract, vanilla extract, the salt, and and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.


Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Butter and flour a 9×5 loaf pan. Scoop the batter in the pan, and bake for 50 minutes to an hour, until the cake is golden brown.


Leave in the pan for ten minutes, then unmold it and let the cool on a rack. In the meantime, mix the powdered sugar with the milk and enough lemon juice to make a thick glaze. Pour the glaze over the cool cake, and sprinkle the zest on top.

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