Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tasty Thursday - Lemon Cake

I have so many recipes I want to share this week, but I think I'll have to stick with this one. It turned out so good, and even my husband (who hates cake btw) loved it. Don't forget to visit The Pumpkin Patch for more great Tasty Thursday recipes.

Lemon Cake

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 cups sugar

1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Butter and flour a 9-inch-square cake pan. In a bowl, whisk the flour with the baking soda and salt. In a bowl, beat the butter with the sugar until smooth. Beat in the yogurt, followed by the eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until blended.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes, or until golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer the cake to a rack to cool for 10 minutes, then invert the cake onto the rack and let cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Yield: One 9-Inch-Square Cake


MonkeyKisses - Liz said...

MMM.. i love lemon cake.. I have never tried it, but will now!

UKZoe said...

Lemon has to be my favourite cake. I'll have to try that one!

Jennifer said...

This sounds yummy. Is it good and moist? I'm trying to add 1 dessert a week to our menu, but I don't want heavy stuff, so this sounds like it would be a good one!

MommaBlogger said...

It turned out something like a pound cake texture, so it's a little on the "heavier" side, but it's so good it doesn't matter. The flavor is just enough to be there but not overpowering, and it doesn't leave a horrid aftertaste like some I've tried. It is well worth making.

Jodi said...

I have to make this for my FIL! Thanks for sharing. Have a great Thursday!

Trista said...

Love Lemon cake but never tried to make it. Thanks for sharing!!!

Rona's Home Page said...

Thanks for sharing this one. I'll have to add it to my potluck recipe list.

AnnaLiza said...

oooooo!!! i love good recipes. definitely gonna "tackle" this one on Tuesday! thanks for sharing!

Lorie said...

I love lemon and that sounds great. Thanks for sharing.