3 August 2013

Lemon Pound cake

What You Would Need!!

  • 160 g of butter at room temperature

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup of natural yogurt (fat free preferable and removed from fridge at least 30 minutes before using)

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar (you can use half cup if you don't like much sugar)

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon flavour

  • 1/4 cup of milk

  • 2 cups of plain flour

  • 5 large eggs at room temperature

  • 1 medium lemon (juiced and 1 tablespoon zest)

  • 1 small nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon)


Step 1: With the aid of a sifter, sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg) into a bowl and set aside.

Step 2: Grease the cake pan and dust with flour. Also pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

Step 3: Put the butter, sugar, zest and yogurt into a mixer or bowl {if you are using hand mixer}, mix until fluffy; mix on a high speed.

Step 4: Crack in the eggs, one at a time...mix for about a minute before adding next. Then add the vanilla extract and mix.

Step 5: Add the lemon and flour in batches; reduce the speed to the lowest and mixed. Once the flour is combined (doesn't have to be perfect), then stop! **The reason we don't want to mix on a high speed is because we don't want to overwork the batter.**

Step 6: At this point, add the milk and mix with a spatula until combined.

Step 7: Pour batter into the greased cake pan and bake for approximately 50 minutes or until golden brown.

** To check that the cake is probably bakes; insert a wooden skewer into the cake, if it comes out clean without any crumbs, then its perfect; if otherwise, please put back into the oven.**

NB: Please do not open the oven while the cake is baking, if you do so it would affect the cake causing it not to rise properly or if its risen it would flat out (I hope this makes sense)...

Step 8: Once baked, remove from the oven and leave to cool for about 20 minutes before transferring onto your serving tray.

In a small bowl, add 3 tablespoons icing sugar + 1 teaspoon milk, mix together and drizzle on the cake.

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