Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lemon Yogurt Cake

There are so many wonderful blogs out there, each with it's own unique style. Some try a new cookbook each month, some stick to the recipes they know and love. Others try their hand at baking. I think I want to do a little of each. I'm going to try each week to post:

1 recipe I know and love

1 recipe I have in my endless stack

1 recipe for a dessert

This week I the dog treats which I know Abby loves will have to do as my know and love recipe. I tried a new recipe for the Chicken I posted yesterday. Today I am going to post a Lemon Yogurt Cake recipe from Ina Garten. I had a bunch of lemons in my fridge and needed to do something with them. I flipped through Ina's cookbook and found the recipe. I immediately went to work with Food Network on in the living room. Just as I was pouring the batter into the loaf pan Barefoot Contessa came on... guess what she was making? Yep! You guessed it! Lemon Yogurt Cake with a blueberry sauce. Too funny!
Anyway, I substituted 3/4 of the yogurt for sour cream and added lemon yogurt instead of plain because that is what I had on hand. DELICIOUS! Moist, not too sweet and very fresh tasting!

Super simple. . . you don't even need a mixer! Just whip out that whisk!

1 1/2 c flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt

3/4 C sour cream
1/4 C lemon yogurt
1 1/3 C sugar
3 L eggs
2 t lemon zest
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 C vegetable Oil
1/3 C fresh lemon juice

1 C confectioner's sugar
2 T lemon juice

Sift dry ingredients:

Whisk sour cream, yogurt, 1 CUP sugar, eggs, zest and vanilla

Slowly whisk in flour mixture until incorporated

Add vegetable oil and use whisk or rubber spatula to fold into the batter.

Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes while you make the syrup.

In a small saucepan combine 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup lemon juice. Heat until sugar dissolves. Pour over the cake while still warm.

Once the cake cools mix confectioner's sugar and lemon juice together and pour over the cake for a nice glaze.


Steph said...

I like your plan! I'd also like to suggest that you make one thing a week from those tapas cookbooks too. ;)

I can't wait until next month when I can actually EAT your concoctions!! :)

Gypsy Girl Gourmet said...

I have the book to my right :) I thought since you were the first follower I had, when I first created the last blog... I'd do one that you would like :)

Donna-FFW said...

This is one of my very favorite Ina recipes. It is perfect. her orange pound cake is lovely also. yours looks fantastic!

Rhandi said...

Yum! I am going to make this tomorrow but with everything LIME instead, and then make a fresh raspberry compote for the top. Thank you for inspiring me! BTW- I just found your blog through The Foodie BlogRoll, I just registered my new food blog and started browsing. Love it! My blog is

Kitchen Butterfly said...

love yoghurt cake. Since I discovered it, I've tried various varieties, from lemon to chocolate orange to almond....lovely and so easy too.