Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Lemon Yogurt Cakelets

I am crazy over mini cake pans. When I saw this beautiful Nordic Sea Shell Baking Pan I just have to get it. I think among all my baking pans this is the most expensive one. So to in order to justify the money I spent on it I better utilized it to the maximum ;) I bake these cute little cakelets with it. Aren’t they beautiful? I just love the look of it. These cakelets are crispy on the outside and really moist on the inside. It is pretty addictive and I don't think you can stop at eating one or two.


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 tsp grated lemon zest
1/3 cup vegetable oil


1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 of sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour the mini cake pan or mini muffin pan.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bow and set it aside.
3. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, the eggs and lemon zest. Until light. This will take about 3 minutes. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter until well incorporated.
4. With a spoon fill the cake pan with the cake batter. Do not over fill it. Bake in the oven fort 20 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean and cake is lightly brown.
5. Meanwhile for the glaze, cook the lemon juice and sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.
6. When the cakelets are done, allow them to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. While it is still warm carefully drizzle the glaze all over the cakelets. Remove from cake pan once it is completely cool

Note: If you don’t have the mini cake pan you can always make this in Madeleines pan, mini muffin pan or even Kuih Bahulu Mould .


megan said...

those are so cute! I don't have any of those shape pans, but I saw an acorn one at williams sonoma that was really cool

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Oh, they ARE beautiful!! And the recipe looks very simple. Thanks for this!

Elin Chia said...

Beautiful cakelets...seashell shapes haha I love it too . If I see it here I will be like you...must have item!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Three words, cute, cute, cute!

mycookinghut said...

Soooo cute!!!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

They are too cute to eat!

Reanaclaire said...

oh gosh..i love these type of mini cakes.. i will try them out one day..must consult elin first.. hahhaa.. she is my sifu.. i think my kids will love these as well.. thanks for sharing..

Yummy Bakes said...

Wow ... indeed they look cute and beautiful.

Zurin said...

adorable...I wld have bought the pan myself!!!

FC88 said...

I am so glad to have stumbled on your blog. I am so craving for the Malaysian food. Your recipes brought back many of my childhood memories. Thanks for sharing your recipes and now I can start making some real Malaysian food for the first time after leaving M'sia 20 years ago. One question if I may, can you share some tips about how you take your pictures?, They look so delicious and I wanted to learn to take good pictures for my blog.
Thank you again!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

WOW, this look so beautiful!! If I see this pan next time, I must buy one too..

3 hungry tummies said...

very pretty, i feel like eating them by the seaside :)

Pei-Lin said...

Looks so pretty!!! I wouldn't bear eating them up!!


tracieMoo said...

I love them! they look so pretty...

Cheah said...

They are so cute, will be great for Chinese New Year.

ICook4Fun said...

Megan, I like the acorn one too :)

Ju, you are welcome.

Elin, I am addicted to baking pan :)

LCOM, :)

Leemei, yea they are

Angie, yea they are cute.

Reanaclaire, yea she is good at baking :)

Yummy Koh, :)

Zurin, you can get it online :)

FC88, thanks for stopping by and your comment. Hope you try out some of the recipes here. As for photography I am not an expert so can't exactly give you any advise. But when I take my pictures I always set my camera to macro mode, no flash light and also try to use natural lightings.

ICook4Fun said...

Sonia, you can get the pan online :)

3 hungry tummies, ha ha yea

Pei-lin, :)

Tracie Moo, thank you.

Cheah, yea they look cute and will be nice for CNY :)

chai tee said...

Making this looks so simple and easy. Tell you frankly, I really love to make them-the simple way. Trying to make heavily decorated enriched ones takes a lot of time and effort which kills the enthusiasm at the end.

Noob Cook said...

loved bite-sized nibbles. cuteness overload! :)

Kana said...

Adorable, I could easily eat a tray of them!

MamaFaMi said...

Alahai your cakelets are so cute! I have been searching for madeline pans but to no avail. Dulu masa kat Malawi ada, tapi that time mama jual mahal pulak. Now nak cari, susah... baru padan muka! Hahahaha... Tak apalah, just admire the cuteness of your mini cakes....

FC88 said...

Those are so cute, and I checked the mini can pan, wow, pricey. Well, you got me going to William Sonoma and I found a silicone mold for $10 on sale. I am going to try this recipe with it, but have to go buy the ingredients first. Do you have a recipe for cupcakes with icing which hopefully are not too sweet? I want to try to make some for my kids.

ICook4Fun said...

Chai tee, I too like my cake simple without all the cream and deco. I don't need all the extra calories :)

Noobcook, thank you.

Maya, :)

Mamafami, you can buy the madeline pans online.

FC88, yea baking pan is very expensive nowadays. If you have Marshall or TJ Max there do check them out. You might be able get them there sometimes at relatively cheap. I will post my cupcakes recipe here soon.

FC88 said...

Yes we do have those stores very close to where I live. I just bought a mini muffin pancake. Can wait to see your cupcake recipe. Thanks again!

MsMoon said...

so cute.. they reminded me of Belgium chocolates... These varied shapes definitely beats the ordinary madeleine mould. ~ Ms Moon ^^

krystal said...

hi, these are nice! but it's a pity i do not have any of such moulds.. would like to ask u if i can use those 8X8inch cake pans instead and perhaps cut them up into little cubes when they are cooled?

ICook4Fun said...

Ms Moon, yes they do look like Belgium chocolates.

Krystal, you can always bake them in muffin pan.