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Print This Delicious and Healthy Lemondrop Cake Recipe

Lemondrop Cake Recipe

Moist lemon cake from scratch, it has to be my favorite cake. I use fresh lemons and yogurt to get the same great taste my grandmother created. The lemon juice in the icing gives Lemondrop Cake such a "fresh" taste.

1 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Grated lemon rind
1 tsp Vanilla extract
4 Eggs, room temperature
2 1/2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1 cup Finely Ground blanched almonds
1 cup Plain yogurt

Lemondrop Syrup

1/2 cup Sugar
1/3 tsp Lemon juice
2 Tb Water

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 50 to
Pan Type ~ 10 inch tube or Bundt pan

Preheat oven, grease and flour pan.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in lemon rind and vanilla, then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and almonds. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with yogurt, beating well after each addition. Pour cake batter into a prepared pan. Bake Lemondrop Cake until the tester comes out clean.

Using a fork, pierce the surface of the cake all over. Slowly pour lemon syrup over hot cake. Let cake cool in pan on wire rack. Invert onto cake plate and serve.

Lemon Syrup Directions:

In a small pan combine the sugar, lemon juice and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture boils. Boil lemon syrup for two minutes. Keep warm until ready to use.
15 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 94 g
Calories 328
Calories from Fat 153
Total Fat 17.0g 26%
Saturated Fat 8.6g 43%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 239mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 38.8g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 5%
Sugars 21.6g
Protein 6.0g
Vitamin A 9% • Vitamin C 1% • Calcium 7% • Iron 8%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!