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blitzkuchen (german lightning cake)

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Sharon Whitley
Houston, TX

A German grandma would make one of these cakes when family dropped by. It can be made fast, and it's also gone fast...thus the lightning cake.

★★★★★ 2
serves 10-12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For blitzkuchen (german lightning cake)

  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
  • 4 lg
  • 1 md
    lemon, grate rind and save juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 c
    cinnamon sugar mixture

How To Make blitzkuchen (german lightning cake)

  • 1
    Sift flour and baking powder together. Grease 9X13 cake pan. Preheat over to 350.
  • 2
    Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time beat well. Add flour, lemon juice, and rind. Spread in greased pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture and bake 20 minutes.

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