Sunday, September 6, 2009

I baked again today-Lemon Yogurt Cake

Well today I thought I bought my favorite Stony Field Farms Organic Vanilla Yogurt..which is the best by the way.. Yet when I got it home and opened it ,and tasted it..I realized I bought plain yogurt which is disgusting on its own. So I quickly googled a recipe to bake and came across a recipe for Lemon Yogurt Cake..

Here is the recipe

* 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
* 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the glaze:

* 1 cup confectioners' sugar
* 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


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. 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.

And I took a little picture of what was left. My pregnant sister, her husband and my brother ate most of it!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and yes, that apron would make a wonderful gift to Mom's.

    Your Lemon-yogurt cake looks awesome. Thank you for the recipe, will try it out soon. :)