Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Treat: Yummy Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze!



Lemon is one of my favorite smells- the aroma- the taste -the freshness and whatever else you may call it!
and when I came across this lemon cake with a nice lemony glaze in an old magazine cut-out I know I had to give it a try...
I had grown tired of the normal Vanilla or banana walnut or chocolate flavor cakes that I usually make.
And surprise!! It turned out to be one of the tastiest, moistest and yummiest cakes I have ever made!!

So without further ado- here is the recipe:

1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

sift these dry ingredients together so that they are well blended.

3/4 cup sugar 
zest of 2 lemons
1/4 cup butter,softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup yoghurt

Preheat the oven to 350F or 160C and grease and dust a loaf pan of about 8x4inch.
Put lemon zest and sugar in a blender/mixie and pulse for 1/2 a minute.
Add butter, and zest in a bowl and beat at medium speed, till frothy
Take the egg and vanilla essence in a seperate bowl and beat till fluffy.
Now combine the two and beat lightly (not too much)
.
Reduce the speed of the beater, and add half of the above dry flour mixture.
Mix in the yoghurt-beat just to combine and then add the remaining flour and mix well.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan, smoothening the top with a spatula.
Bake for 40-50 minutes (mine was done in 40 minutes) till a toothpick comes out clean and the cake is springy to touch.
Cool the cake for 10 minutes and then take out of the pan.




In the meanwhile prepare the lemon glaze:

1/3 cup powdered sugar
juice of 1 1/2 lemon
zest of 1 lemon

Whisk together lemon, sugar powder, and zest in a small bowl.
Drizzle over cooled cake and let it set before serving .





Enjoy with your tea!






2 comments:

  1. my mouth is watering!!!will surely try to make it .........

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    1. You must Kamal: very easy and very exotic sounding dish!

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