Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Barefoot Cantessa

I am working my way through a few books in my cookbook collection.

My neighbor had major surgery last week and it was time to put on my baking mitts.
I chose this Lemon Yogurt Cake from my Barefoot Cantessa at Home cookbook.

The lemon gods have not failed me on this one. Here is the low down on what ya’ need and how to do it!

Lemon Yogurt Cake


• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
• 1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
• 3 extra-large eggs
• 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
• 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the glaze:

• 1 cup confectioners' sugar
• 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease and flour the pan.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it's all incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Meanwhile, cook the 1/3 cup lemon juice and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.

When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan. While the cake is still warm, pour the lemon-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in. Cool.
For the glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake.

This was a pretty good cake; however it's true nothing can top the full fat version!

Sharing today with these other fabulous blogs Tempt my Tummy - Tuesday at the Table - Tasty Tuesday


  1. You had me at Barefoot Contessa! I love her show. The lemon cake looks delicious and moist! I'm so ready to get my fall bake on! I have big plans of buying a Kitchen Aid mixer this year.

    Kendra aka "Domestic Princess in Training"

  2. oh yum Kate! these look sooooo delicious! I actually have that cookbook!! lol


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