Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lemon Pound Cake- Lemony, Tangy And Refreshing



There is nothing better than freshly baked cake. When I bake, I just love how the home fills with the fragrance. The weather in London is improving and we are finally getting some sunny days. Thus I opted to make use of lemons, Lemons are my favourite in summers, the colour, the taste, and the aroma all completely beats the heat. I attempted to make Lemon pound cake yesterday and I totally enjoyed the Lemony flavour and the zing that lemon zest leaves. 

The original recipe included the use of 4 eggs but I had only 2 eggs, so I replaced it with ½ cup of yoghurt and it turned out to be absolutely fine. The crust was golden brown while inside it was very lemony and soft. I took some at the Hyde Park picnic and we totally enjoyed its taste.


Ingredients:
2 cups self raising flour
1 ½ cups softened butter
2 cups castor sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup yogurt/curd
2 medium size eggs
1 lemon zest
Juice from one lemon

Method:
Grease one pound bread mould and keep it ready.
Preheat the oven at 180 C or 160 C (If using fan oven) for 10-12 minutes.
Cream together butter, lemon zest and sugar till it becomes soft and turns in pale yellow colour.
Beat in it yoghurt and mix well for 2 minutes.
Crack one egg and mix in the butter mixture slowly for 2 minutes. Mix another egg and beats for 5 minutes.
Sieve the flour and baking powder. And mix slowly 2 tablespoons at a time in the butter mixture. Keep repeating till the whole flour is incorporated.
Finally add the lime juice and give quick mix.
Bake for 50 minutes or till the skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean

Notes:
Always use the ingredients at the room temperature.
Baking time may differ from oven to oven, however if the cake turns golden in colour and is still under cooked than cover it with baking paper and then bake.

Taste:Lemony, zingy and soft.

29 comments:

  1. Its looks so soft. AP flour can use?

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  2. the weather is awesome for picnic rt ?? I love lemon flavour in cakes,so yummy !

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    Such a gud blog wid lots of yummy recipes......Lovd it
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  4. Lovely........I bet the flavor of the cake must be awesome ..Lemon flavor!!
    shrutirasoi
    Mango Tango Mocktail

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  5. So moist Shweta..Love it totally

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  6. I always follow your recipes and they come out well. Glad that there is a blog like yours

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  7. The loaf looks soft and moist. I love lemony flavor cakes.

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  8. looks yum.. lov lemon flavor cake

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  9. Pound cake looks soo soft and spongyy ...
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  10. Super soft and moist flavorful cake.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/05/baked-veggies.html

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  11. i wouldnt have dared to yogurt if the recipe didnt call for,good thinking yaar.

    The cake looks so soft and moist.tempted to make lemon version.

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  12. Delicious lemon pound cake I love it. Citrus is great in cakes.

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  13. Wow! Delicious cake! I will try this! :)http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  14. wow!! so many posts in 1 day !! way to go !!!

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  16. Hi Shweta, this look so delicious. thanks for the comments.

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  17. Perfect pound cake, it make sit all the more good when lemon is added, love it!!
    The texture is truly amazing!!
    Nice clicks too!

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  18. Yes, the aroma of freshly baked cakes is wonderful!

    Love pound cakes, and I love lemon cake. This cake is something I should try out!

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