Apr 24, 2012

Lemon Yogurt Cake with Citrus Lemon Icing

My second day in 'Cooking with Alphabet'..Today it is 'L'. If you think of L, the first thing which comes to your mind is LEMON. 


So lets makes some Lemon Custard!!!

Hmmm..May be some Lemon Curd or some Lemon Chicken!!!

Hmmm Still thinking!!!


When I saw this cake first, I decided that this is going to on my next baking list. And one fine day I baked it too..It was a lovely time when I baked, it was raining out heavily,,But I had this yummy lemony cake baking my oven..I had no patience to wait till the cake is done..It smelled so heavenly..The lemony aroma spread all over our house..

Even if you are a first time baker, I can promise you cannot go wrong in this cake. This cake turned out to be so soft and moist. I dredged it with a lemony icing which made it even more special..But you don't have to do it.You can keep it plain and simple too.

Hope you love it and tell me what you think..I am sending this recipe to Blogging Marathan Day 2 with the theme 'Cooking with Alphabets'.

Modified from : Ria's Collection


All purpose Flour / Maida -  150 gms / 1 1/4 cup
Sugar - 150 gms / 3/4 cup
Eggs- 2
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda -  1/2 tsp
Yogurt - 3 tblspn
Butter - 100 gms / 4 ounces / 1/4 pound
Lemon Juice - 2 tblspn
Lemon Zest - 1 tblspn

For Citrus Lemon Icing:
Icing Sugar / Confectioners Sugar - 1 cup / 100 gms
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Lemon Zest - 1 tsp
Milk - 1 tblspn or adjust it


Preheat the oven to 180 Degree C / 360 Degree F. Butter a pan and dust it with flour.

Take flour, baking soda, baking powder in a sieve and sift it well.

Take butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and mix well. Beat till fluffy.

Add in eggs and beat again till fluffy and airy.

Add in lemon juice, lemon zest and yogurt and mix well.

Add in the flour mixture and combine well.

Pour this in the prepared tin and bake it for 40-45 mins till the cake is done..Insert a skewer and check.

Let it cool down. Invert it to a plate.

Prepare the icing. Mix icing sugar, lemon juice and milk till you reach a nice consistency. Add lemon zest it and mix well.

Pour this icing on top of the cake.

Slice and Serve.

Take all your ingrediants
Butter a pan and dust it with flour
Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda together
take butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl
beat till creamy
add eggs to it
and mix well
add lemon juice and lemon zest
add in yogurt
add the flour mixture
and mix well
Pour it in the pan
and bake it
For icing..You will need icing sugar, lemon juice & Zest and some milk
take icing sugar in a bowl
add lemon juice
add milk
and some lemon zest
mix well..Your icing is done
Inver the cake in a plate
pour the icing over it and sprinkle some lemon zest on top
Slice and Serve


  1. love any cake with lemon...looks very flavorful.

  2. Nice cake. Citrus cakes are pretty cool. They balance out sugar very well.

  3. This sounds yummy! I like lemon in baked goods!

  4. Love the citrus flavor in a cake. I am sure I will bake an eggless version of this cake soon!

  5. Delicious cake with lemony flavor,yum..yum..

  6. Oh so yummy! I love citrusy flavors, especially in bakes.

  7. looks fabulously delicious...

    i tried ur Kerals style stew and Vellayappam...was lip smacking

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  8. came out so perfect..and cooking in bundt pan is perfect..came out looking like a huge donut!

  9. Yummy looking lemon cake. Looks moist and delicious.

  10. Lovely cake Aarthi, can imagine the lemony aroma that it leaves behind when baked. nice one.

  11. The citrus cake looks soft and tempting!

  12. Nice to have citrus flavor in cakes.Looks nice...

  13. Thank you,cake looks awesome, but do you have an eggless version of this cake?

  14. Good day, can I substitute butter with oil in this recipe..if yes, may I know the measurement? Thank you.

  15. Good day..can I substitute butter with oil? If yes, may I know the measurement? Thank you.

  16. Thanks for your reply Arthi.. In this recipe, you used butter.. So I can use 4oz of oil instead of butter...i think that's what you meant..

  17. @Rosesorry that was a typo. You cannot use oil. Since butter has be whipped till creamy. it gives the softness to the cake

  18. Oh k..Thanks for the info Arthi....:)

  19. Hi Aarthi
    Can we bake this in a regular round pan

  20. Hi. What can I use to substitute eggs? Thanks


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