I love cooking with Young Living essential oils. I asked my mom recently what kind of birthday cake she wanted me to make for her birthday dinner and she requested lemon cake. YES! I love to bake with YL citrus oils. They make recipes bright and tasty 🙂 I switched out the wheat flour with YL Einkorn flour – super delish and easier on the tummy (more nutritious too).
I found a yummy Martha Stewart Lemon Cake recipe. Can’t go wrong with Martha Stewart. Below is my adapted version of the recipe:
Preheat oven 350 degrees
1 C butter (grassfed)
1 1/2 cup sugar (organic)
5 YL Lemon oil (Lemon Vitality)
3 YL Lime oil (Lime Vitality)
2 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
2 Tbs lemon juice
optional to add 1 Tbs lemon zest… you get similar benefit from Lemon oil so don’t need
2 1/2 cups YL Einkorn wheat (spooned and leveled)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt (or good Himalayan)
1 c organic buttermilk (could sub 1 Tbs lemon juice fill rest liquid to 1 cup w/ organic milk)
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 c (or less) softened grass fed butter
2 Tbs lemon juice
10 drops YL Lemon (Lemon Vitality)
1 tsp vanilla
5 c powdered sugar (or less)
Preheat oven 350. Butter & flour 2 8×2 round cake pans. Whisk einkorn, baking powder, baking soda, salt together. Beat sugar and softened butter and drops of essential oils until light and fluffy. On low, beat in eggs one at a time. Add lemon juice. Alternate adding some einkorn, then some buttermilk just until combined (don’t over mix). Bake for 32-35 mins. Cool.
Frosting: beat all ingredients together. Garnish cake with slices of fresh lemon.
Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons, giving its aroma all the brightness of the freshly picked fruit. Cheerful, sweet, and nostalgic, Lemon oil can eliminate odors and infuse your whole home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.
With its bright and joyful aroma, Lemon oil benefits skin and hair as much as its aroma benefits your environment. Your teens can add a drop to their evening moisturizer to reduce the appearance of blemishes, while you can add it to your conditioner for an aromatic treat that smoothes and shines the look of your hair. Because some citrus oils like Lemon can cause photosensitivity, avoid applying to exposed skin before spending time outside.
This oil is a key ingredient in many hair and skin care products, Thieves® cleaning products, and essential oil blends such as Thieves®, Citrus Fresh™, Clarity™, Joy™ and Harmony™
- Add to a tall glass of cold water for a fresh drink to start your day.
- Add 1–2 drops to a vegetarian gel capsule and take daily or as needed.
- Blend a drop of Lemon Vitality in Gary’s True Grit™ Einkorn Pancake & Waffle Mix batter and top your waffles or pancakes with fresh fruit for a healthy, tasty breakfast.
- Create custom vinaigrettes or marinades to add a bright taste to summer salads and grilling.
- Add it to tea, baked goods, homemade preserves, and other treats.
- Add 1 drop in plain or vanilla yogurt. Top with fresh berries.
- Combine with savory foods such as chicken, fish, shrimp, and vegetables and with sides such as noodles, rice, or pasta salad.
Lemon oil is such a versatile oil that it is included in the 11 “beginner” oils in the Premium Starter Kit that also comes with a Young Living diffuser. Once you get started on your oil journey, you’ll wonder why you didn’t know about essential oils sooner!
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