Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lemon Cake

Few weeks before when parents were invited to my lil ones nursery to spend an afternoon for a  story of goldilocks and three little bears and some songs ,only  little did I know that the  teachers were helping the kids to bake a delicious cake for us.

After the story and songs session we were given a lemon cake and that was my first taste of lemon cake and I must say it was a love at first bite.I loved it soo soo much and I think  now  my favourite flavour for a cake  might be this lemon flavour . I always used to  think that lemon cake  might not be my cup of coffee, but I was proved wrong that day and I knew that my oven might be baking lemon cake soon and it happened pretty soon. This time also I loved itt to core,but on the otherhand my dear hubby said its too lemony for him !!

Recipe is  from here which is originally  Nigella Lawson's recipe
For Cake
 Flour - 175 gm (1 1/3 cup )
Sugar - 175 gm (2/3 cup)
Butter - 125 gm ( 2/3 cup)
2 large eggs
zest of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
For syrup
Juice of 1 and a half lemons
Icing sugar -100gm
For  glaze

Juice of 1/4 th of  lemon (use 1/2 lemon if u like it too lemony,I used 1/2 )
100g icing sugar

1.Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
2.Add egg one and time and beat well after each addition.
3.Seive all the dry ingredients(flour,salt and baking powder) together and keep it aside.
4.Add lemon zest and beat.
5.Add half of the flour mixture and fold in.
6.Add the milk and  fold in and finish off with the rest of flour and fold in.
7.Pour the batter into a greased and dusted loaf tin and bake it in a preheated oven at 180 C for about 35 minutes or until tooth inserted comes out clean. 
For preparing syrup
1.In a small saucepan add lemon juice , icing sugar  and heat gently until the sugar dissolves.
2.As soon as cake is out of oven  puncture all over with skewer and pour the syrup.
3.Allow the  cake to cool completely before removing from tin .
For glaze
1.Mix  lemon juice and icing sugar until smooth and white, add  more icing sugar if needed.  
2.Drizzle  or spread the glazing over the cake.


Lena Rashmin Raj said...

OMG!!!!!!!! amazing dear..superb snaps..snap il ninnu kannedukkan thonnunnillaa :)

Ruxana Gafoor said...

wow I love the lemon flavoured cake..

divya said...

OMG.. mouth watering here.. Awesome clicks dear :)

Manju said...

We are gonna shift from our apartment i wanna bake some simple cakes and share with my friends here at the apartment complex before leaving...I might try this for that. :-) nice pics !!


Shweta said...

awesome click :)Love the use of cups in the background :)..Will surely try the recipe as well

Julie said...

lovely pics,n flavorful lemony flavor in cakes:)
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Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious lemon cake vineetha. Love it.

Suja Md said... the clicks..made me feel that I was flipping through magazine.


Rafeeda AR said...

absolutely awesome looking cake... the snaps are really nice... :)

Sudha Sabarish said...

Lemon cake sounds unique and the first pic is mind blowing.

Vimitha Anand said...

Wowie... am drooling over that cake. wish to have a slice

Veena Theagarajan said...

so yummy looking cake wish I can have a slice with my tea!

Priya Suresh said...

I always crave for citrus bakes,i dont mind having a huge slice Sis, you have made them simply prefect and well presented.

Saranya Balaji said...

lovely pic especially 1st one..cake looks flavourful

Ms.Chitchat said...

Wonderful looking cake, love the lemon flavour.

Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen said...

Your cake looks absolutely gorgeous!

Shibi Thomas said...

First time on your blog. I was also kind of staying away from lemon cakes till I made Lemon Olive Oil cake and its my new favorite now. They are so flavorful. I loved your version. Nice site!!


Hello Vineetha, greetings to you all the way from Malaysia!

I'm so glad to have stumbled upon your yummy blog!!! All your recipes and pictures are so eye-catchy and I can't stop drooling eversince I entered here. The chicken curry down here looks so mouthwatering :)

And so does your lemon cake. Gorgeous shots.

Cheers from me.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

delicious cake,lovely clicks...too gud recipe.

Priya R said...

Lemon cake looks super moist and lovely. I used to hate the idea of lemon in bakes Vinee but later all those things changed after having a yum lemon cake at a bakers in London, they are truly yum

Rani Acharyulu said...

Delicious and yummy lemon cake, Awesome clicks.