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Sticky Lemon Cake

Categories: Cakes/pies, Easter, Entertaining, Kids' Favorites, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

The combination of fresh lemon juice and yogurt gives this cake a wonderfully fresh taste and moist texture

Prep Time: prep 15 mins, plus cooling

Cooking Time: cook 40 mins

Serves: makes 8 servings


  • 2 lemons
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1 / 4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, plus one egg yolk
  • 1 1 / 3 cups almond flour (almond meal)
  • 1 / 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1 / 3 cups plain yogurt
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  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (175°C). Butter an 8in (20cm) cake pan, and line the bottom with a round of parchment paper.
  2. Grate the zest and squeeze the juice from the lemons; you should have 6 tbsp juice. Cream together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar, and the zest in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  3. Whisk the flours and the baking powder together to eliminate any lumps. Stir into the butter mixture, followed by the yogurt and 2 tbsp of the lemon juice.
  4. Spread in the pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the center springs back when pressed.
  5. Meanwhile, stir the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 4 tbsp lemon juice in a saucepan over low heat to dissolve the sugar. Cool.
  6. Transfer the cake to a wire rack. Pierce the cake all over with a skewer and drizzle the syrup on top. Cool for 30 minutes. Invert onto the rack, remove the pan, peel off the paper, and cool completely.
  • prep 15 mins, plus cooling; cook 40 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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