Saturday, September 14, 2013

Lemon Yogurt Cake

My daughter's neighbor brought this cake to her and her family right after the birth of their third child...I was fortunate enough to be on board helping with the two older children that day and had chance to marvel in the lemony goodness......

 I think it was Trish who asked for the recipe so here goes....I changed it slightly by using butter instead of vegetable oil....but other than that, followed it exactly.

 Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
 2 teaspoons baking powder
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
3 extra-large eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used 1/2 cup butter)
 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the glaze:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

 Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease and flour the pan.

 Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it's all incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

 Meanwhile, cook the 1/3 cup lemon juice and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.

When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan, and carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan. While the cake is still warm, pour the lemon-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in. Cool.

For the glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake.

 This recipe is from Ina Garten.

6 comments:

Mrs. Mac said...

This looks like a keeper. I LOVE lemon cake. Thanks for sharing the recipe Donna. :)

donna said...

I am going to make one for the Oct. reunion. :)

Linda said...

This looks really good! Thank you so much for sharing.

Trish said...

Yum...will be making this ASAP!

Trish said...

Yum...will be making this ASAP!

Dominique Abram said...

That looks really yummy! :)