Sourdough Lemon Cake

This is a great way to use some sourdough discard. The cake is to die for, the taste and texture reminded me of a Buttermilk Bar, one of my favorite donuts. I’ll definitely be making this again and trying out different flavors. Highly recommend!


1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted butter

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sourdough discard

3/4 cup milk

1 tablespoons fresh lemon zest

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

GLAZE (I doubled the ingredients for the glaze and it was just right.)

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoons lemon zest

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 For the cake, heat oven to 350. Spray a 9 x 9″ square pan or a regular size loaf pan with cooking spray.

2 Beat together oil, eggs, and sugar.

3 In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

4 Add 1/3 of flour mixture to egg mixture then add the milk followed by 1/3 of flour mixture then the sourdough discard and end with last 1/3 of flour mixture. Stir in lemon zest and lemon juice. Pour batter into prepared pan.

5 Bake 50 – 60 minutes for a loaf pan or 40 – 50 minutes for a square pan until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool 15 minutes in pan.

6 For the glaze, whisk together all glaze ingredients and pour over warm cake.

recipe from Heart’s Content Farmhouse

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