Friday, November 02, 2007

Lemon Yogurt Cake

This is a really light, moist, tangy and sweet cake and it is much lighter than a pound cake. Is infused with lemon glaze which is just perfect. This is a very common cake in France but they usually measure their ingredients with the yogurt cup. Is a very simple cake to make and is finished with a lemon syrup which give the cake a very nice glaze.

Ingredients :

1 1/2 cup of flour
2 tsp of baking powder
1 cup of sugar
2 tsp of lemon zest
1/2 cup of plain yogurt
3 large eggs
1/2 cup of vegetable/canola oil

For Glaze :

Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 of powder sugar

1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F and grease the baking pan. It can be round pan or a loaf pan.
2) Put all the ingredients in the mixing bowl and beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
3) Pour batter into prepared baking pan and bake for 45-50 min or until it golden brown.
4) Meanwhile cook the lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan until sugar dissolves and mixture is clear. Set aside.
5) When cake is done allow it to cool in pan for 10 min. Remove cake and place it on a rack over a sheet pan and drizzle the glaze over the warm cake.
6) Cool cake completely before serving.


Cat Cat said...

Wow, another good looking cake, Gert. Wish I could bake like you... Both my girls gila cookies and I gila cakes...

Beachlover said...

Yogurt cake?.I never try b4.It's like sponge cake,light and fluffy?.Hmmmm...I have 1 qt of yogurt...maybe I make your lemon yogurt cake but the problem who going to eat?.I have plenty of cookies and nobody eat it.I just bake Madelienes,now my cookies containers step high up up each others.In few days tong sampah they go:(

Janice said...

I found myself nodding in agreement that the french measures the ingredients with the yogurt cup (tub) when making the yogurt cake.

The yogurt cake is a staple in the french home baking. When my children were younger, I made this cake very often with their help. Filling the ingredients in the yogurt tub was fun for them.

Instead of lemon, you may want to try other variations next time, with chocolate and vanilla or raspberry and ground almond powder.

ICook4Fun said...

Cat, is not difficult at all especially this cake. Just put everything in a mixing bowl and turn on the mixer for 2 min and you are done :) Try it !!

Beachlover, when I bake I give it to my neighbour or sometimes Carlos will take it to his office so nothing go to waste. Just don't bake too much. Sometimes I cut the recipe to half.

Janice, I really like this cake. The next time I bake this I will do something different. Maybe add some almond meal and some blueberries into it. Thanks for the suggestions.

ZazaHardy said...

now that looks just like the ones in delis! the glaze are so shiny and inviting!! now, thats a cake!!


Zue Murphy said...

This is a great treat. What is the green thing at the top of the cake?

ICook4Fun said...

Zaza, the glaze makes the cake extra moist :)

Zue, the green thing is just some lime peel.

Big Boys Oven said...

oh so lovely! wow~!

Rita Ho said...

I am not a lemony person but this cake looks good. Will try. Thanks, Gert!

aiyah nonya said...

Wow, yummy looking cake.
Good job !

Anonymous said...

Hai Gert,
Your cake looks so moist and really yummy...! Shud try soonest! My hubby and kids sure will love trying this one....haha..

Anonymous said...

Hi Gert,

I missed the entry you made specially for me. Thank you so much Gert. I will definately do it for him.

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, thanks

Rita, I am sure David will like this cake.

Nonya, thanks.

Ummi, you are most welcome :)