Friday, May 15, 2015

Lemon Yogurt Cake

This is a dense and moist citrusy cake. Beside adding lemon zests into the batter, it is drenched with lemon-sugar syrup while is still warm making it really moist and lemony. I've omitted the glazing as I wanted it plain and simple. It tasted great with along a cup of hot herbal tea, a great way to relax for a while when the kids are having their noon nap :D 

  • 180gm plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 250ml plain yogurt
  • 200gm castor sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zests
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 120ml vegetable oil
  • 45ml fresh lemon juice

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine yogurt, 150gm sugar, eggs, zest and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Sift over dry ingredients and fold till well incorporated.
  3. Lastly add in oil and mix well.
  4. Pour batter into a lined 8" x 5" pan and bake in preheated oven at 180 deg cel for 45-50mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  5. Meanwhile, dissolve remaining 50gm sugar with lemon juice over low heat till sugar is well dissolved. Set aside.
  6. When the cake is done, cool in pan for 10mins. Remove the cake and place on a rack over a baking pan. While the cake is still warm, slowly pour the lemon-sugar syrup evenly over the cake and allow it to soak in. Cool completely before slicing. 
Recipe ref : Barefoot Contessa

This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (May 2015: Yogurt) organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Cheryl of Baking Taitai


Baking Taitai said...

I like citrus cake, yummy! Thanks for sharing another great recipe with LTU!

Zoe said...

Hi Peng,

I remember this lovely Barefoot Contessa recipe! I have baked this before and we are loving it. Yours looks yummy too.


Christine said...

Hi Peng, just spotted your recipe and tried it. Can I know the texture of the cake it is like "kueh" texture? The taste is great except is like "kueh" not cake texture ... Kindly reply:) thanks

Peng said...

Christine....mine turned out moist, definitely not Kueh liked unless u over mixed the batter.

Christine said...

Hi Peng, thanks for your reply. Will try again and this time try not to over mixed it. Christine

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