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Lemon Nut Tea Cake

Lemon Nut Tea Cake

Your grandma might remember this tangy, sweet cake from when she was a little girl. It's been a perennial favorite for decades.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Servings: 12


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups Kellogg's Corn Flakes® cereal Buy Now
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


1. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

2. In large mixing bowl, beat the 1/2 cup margarine and the 1 1/4 cups sugar
until light and fluffy. Add eggs. Beat well. Stir in milk. Add flour mixture, mixing
until combined. Stir in the 1 tablespoon lemon peel, walnuts and KELLOGG'S
CORN FLAKES cereal. Pour into 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan coated with cooking

3. Bake at 325° F about 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center
comes out clean. Serve warm or cool with Tangy Lemon Sauce.

4. To make Tangy Lemon Sauce, in 1-quart saucepan, combine the 1/2 cup sugar,
cornstarch and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils
and is thickened and clear. Remove from heat . Add the 3 tablespoons margarine,
the 1 teaspoon lemon peel and lemon juice, stirring until margarine melts. Set aside.

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