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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. 

"AHEM  L for LEMON"

So lets makes some Lemon Custard!!!

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

Hmmm Still thinking!!!

OK LETS DO LEMON YOGURT CAKE..AHA..

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

Ingrediants:

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

Method:

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.


Pictorial:
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

21 comments:

vaishali sabnani said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Champa said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Hovkonditorn said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds yummy! I like lemon in baked goods!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Plateful said... Best Blogger Tips

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

The Pumpkin Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

looks fabulously delicious...

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


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faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

super yummy n moist cake....

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..looks so delicious...

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Pavani said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking lemon cake. Looks moist and delicious.

deep krishna said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious!!!!!

Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

cirtus bakes are soo apt for the summer.. perfectly baked Aarti !


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PriyaVaasu said... Best Blogger Tips

flavorsome cake!!!!

Gayathri Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake looks so soft and moist...

Jayanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Lemon cake looks yummy ..

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Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

The citrus cake looks soft and tempting!

PJ said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

Must be a flavorful one.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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