This cake has a unique ingredient, a special liquor barely unknown in other areas than my region in Italy. It was brought to me by a dear friend of mine who asked me to prepare this lovely cake for her.
300gr plain flour
180gr brown sugar
1 cup of milk
1 lemon peel
15gr baking powder
1 small glass Varnelli – anis liquor
Preheat the oven at 180C. Mix the flour with the baking powder and a pinch of salt. Whisk the egg with the sugar in a bowl, add milk and grates lemon peel. Toss the wet ingredients into the bowl with flour. Add the liquor and mix well. Set the dough in a ring-shaped tin and bake for 35 minutes. Serve at room temperature with icing sugar.