A Lemon Cake to Delight Lemon Lovers
Something happens to my taste buds as soon as spring hits each year. I start to crave lemon. It seems like I can't stop thinking about lemon squares, lemon meringue pie, and lemon cake. Does this happen to any of you? It seems that my taste buds have seasons too! Today I'm making a lemon yogurt cake to satisfy my desire for anything lemon and to use some of the slow cooker yogurt I have in the refrigerator.
|Lemon Yogurt Cake|
Lemon Yogurt CakePrinter Friendly Recipe
Makes 1 loaf cake
- 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
The Lemon Glaze
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a standard loaf pan. If you place parchment paper on the bottom of the pan you'll find it easier to remove the cake from the pan. Grease and flour the pan.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup of the sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Next, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, using a spatula, making sure it's all incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cake for about 50 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
|The Baked Lemon Yogurt Cake|
To prepare the lemon syrup, cook the 1/3 cup of lemon juice and the remaining 1/3 cup of sugar in a small pan. You only need to heat it long enough for the sugar to dissolve and the mixture to be clear. Set aside. When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and set it on a wire rack over a sheet pan. Now, while the cake is still warm, slowly pour the lemon syrup over the cake allowing it to soak in. Cool the cake completely.
|Spoon the Lemon Syrup over the Cake|
Prepare the glaze by combining the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Pour the glaze over the completely cooled cake, slice, and serve.
I have created a Pinterest board with approximately one hundred-fifty lemon recipes you might like. If you are a lemon lover, this board is for you. Be sure to follow me on Pinterest for updates to this board.
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