Friday, September 3, 2010

Lemon cake with Lemon Frosting

  Now that September is here and everyone is feeling the 'pressure of Fall' I have chosen some fall colors to say it's not so bad.  You say you don't feel the pressure? Well, I did. Especially when Colorado experienced a sudden drop in temperature yesterday.  I decided it was here to foil all weekend plans. Yes, I know, I can check 'weather.com' and find out for sure if things will clear up but as all things go anxiety overrules commonsense.  Regardless my spirits are quite high.  I am celebrating my success with the Lemon Cake.  The zesty, rich, utterly scrumptious cake and what a perfect day to share this recipe with you.

 September hold a dear place in my heart for many reasons.  One is that some of the dearest people in my life celebrate their birthdays. I will unfold who over the coming days.  Secondly, I got married some gazillion years ago.  Ah..ha! Now you will agree I have enough reasons to be merry.

Talking about birthdays, today one of our dearest friends both Sunitha and mine, celebrates her birthday.  R, wish you a very happy birthday.  Today's recipe and flowers are a collaborative way of saying we love you dear friend.

  And as for you, have a great weekend we love you too.

Lemon Cake with Lemon frosting

Ingredients:

For Cake:

Flour- 2 3/4 cup
Baking powder- 1 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda- 1/2 tsp
Plain yogurt- 1 cup
Grated Lemon zest- 1 1/2 Tbsp
Fresh Lemon Juice- 1/4 cup
Pure Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp
Unsalted Butter- 1 cup
Sugar- 1 3/4 cup
Eggs- 4

For Frosting:

Confectioner's sugar- 1 cup
Lemon Juice- 2 Tbsp

Lemon cake


Method:

1.Whisk together the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl and keep aside.
2.Preheat the oven at 350 degree f (180 degree C)and prepare a 9 1/2 inch bundt pan /tube pan by greasing and dusting with flour.
3.Whisk the yogurt, zest, lemon juice and vanilla extract together in a small bowl.
4.Beat the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.Add eggs one at a time and beat to mix in.
5.Add the yogurt mixture and baking soda ithis and mix well.
6.Finally add the flour baking powder mix and beat everything together to mix well.
7.Spoon out into the prepared pan and bake for 45- 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
8.Cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before inverting the pan.
9.Prepare the frosting after the cake cools well, by mixing the sugar and lemon juice well.
10.Spoon it over the cake. It should have a flowing consistency, but not too thin.

Lemon Cake with Lemon frosting

Notes:

1.This recipe serves 12-15.
2.You could use cake flour for this as in the original recipe.
3.Also you could use low fat yogurt if you wish, but I used the regular yogurt

Recipe adapted from :Woman's day

Sending this cake to Champa's (Versatile Vegetarian kitchen)Bake off event
And EFM-Cakes and bakes in Srilekha's Me and My Kitchen



Pista Kulfi

Also sending this Pista Kulfi to Priti's "Festive Foods- Rakhi" and BSI-Milk hosted by Sanyukta.





Contributor: Namitha

46 comments:

  1. Namitha, thank you for a lovely entry. The pictures are awesome.

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  2. What a coincidence..i baked a lemon cake for my husbands birthday as well.
    yeah falls here for sure...

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  3. Lovely cake..Looks super moist. Love anything lemon-y !!!

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  4. Lemon cake is one of my favourite cakes and this just looks absloutely stunning and delicous.

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  5. I thank God for these wonderful women in my life who love me so dearly.They tell when I am wrong and shower me with love without holding back!! They have become a part of me that makes life much easier to live :)I love you guys & thank you once again for everything!!!

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  6. Lovely cake with lovely snaps...happy birthday to your friend....

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  7. looks super duper professional dear...stunning,bful and heavenly..love the lemon cake always and with this gorgeous frosting no words..just mindblowing...thanks for sending this to my event...

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  8. Spongy lemon cake looks irresistible, beautiful frosting..

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  9. Beautiful cake..I like the refreshing lemony flavor in anything and this one looks perfect!!

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  10. Eniku vakkukal ella Nami, mikkavarum nale njan angu ethum ketto engananel. Super soft and lovely lemon cake. Control pokunne....:-P

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  11. Nice photo composition.
    The cakes looks very pretty too.

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  12. Very lemony n pretty cake ....

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  13. A gorgeous looking cake! Birthday wishes to your friend!

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  14. That's a lovely cake. It looks very moist and delicious. It's turning cold here in MN too. Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

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  15. beautiful treat for a lovely friend, awesome

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  16. I love lemon cake. I made it the other day. The shape of your cake is better than my square pound cake. I would love to buy this shape mold!

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  17. Awesome photos and lemon cake is my very very fav too... they looks gorgeous...

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  18. Lemon cake sounds so good right now! It looks so perfect!

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  19. Your cake looks moist and utterly delicious. I love anything with lemon:)

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  20. I love lemon cake!And ur frosting looks fab..

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  21. Hi,

    great recipe indeed....

    Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  22. a very happy birthday to your friend R. May God bless her with loads of happiness. the cake looks awesome...love the glaze.

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  23. love the flavour of lemon in the cake.looks awesome.Nice way to wish ur friend on her birthday.I join u in wishing her a very happy birthday

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  24. Looks very tempting...love the bundt shape Nami!

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  25. Great pics! The cake is so perfect and looks great dear!

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  26. Happy...happy birthday!! This lemon cake, my favourite , is perfect for a birthday party :D

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  27. What a gorgeous looking cake!!! And a very happy birthday to your friend.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  28. Wat a wonderful selection of recipe...Great job dear..!

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  29. I do crave for something lighter (than chocolate) such as this lovely lemon cake. Looks delicious!

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  30. Perfect lemon cake,very professionally baked,loved the color.Superb:)

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  31. Sure your friend must be a happy person today:) Looking forward to the many birthdays and your special day...

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  32. Lovely pictures....nice texture of the cake

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  33. This delicious lemon cake is perfect for all seasons! So tasty and refreshing!

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  34. lovely texture and a perfect cake.

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  35. Gorgeous cake namitha, pass me a piece pls...

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  36. Wow, this looks amazing.. the color of the icing is snow white. I love tangy cake and I am sure this one would be really tasty

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  37. Birthday wishes for your friend. The cake looks great and inviting.

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  38. ohh gorgeous cake, lemon and orange zest are my all time fav :)Cake looks just perfect!

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  39. Gorgeous cake..looks super yummy, soft and moist.

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  40. Perfect cake....He loves lemon cake.....Lucky R(your friend) who got u two wonderful friends, wishing her a Happy B'day.....and N, I don't know how & why I always thought u r in NY/NJ but now today I know u r in Colarado....

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