Lemonade Cake-It’s not my Grandmas but still good.
Almost every year when I was growing up my Grandma would make my birthday cake. And she always gave me the choice of what kind I wanted. It was a hard decision since ALL of the cakes she made were fabulous! It usually came down to one of three cakes…Chocolate, banana or lemonade cake. It was a really tough decision.
I was looking the other day for her lemonade cake recipe but couldn’t find it. I am going to have to get it from her (if she’ll share). I did run across this cake. It ended up being really good, but not like Grandmas.
I made it in a bundt pan, but I think it would also be great in a loaf pan. It was a dense, bready cake. Almost like a pound cake.
1 1/2 Cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 cup Yogurt
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
In a large bowl whisk yogurt, eggs, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla.
Slowly whisk in dry ingredients a little at a time. Fold in the oil until well mixed. Pour into a greased bundt pan and bake for 50 minutes. Remove from oven and cool when done.
This is the Lemonade part of the cake…
While the cake is cooling, mix 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until the mixture is clear and sugar has dissolved.
You can either pour it over the cake or what I like to do is fill a turkey injector with the mixture and inject it into the cake. That way the “lemonade” is incorporated into all of the cake. It may seem like too much as you are adding it to the cake, but trust me, it is better with all of it.
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
3 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mix the sugar and lemon juice together to make the glaze. You can pour it directly over the cake. Or you can fill a ziplock bag with it, snip a small opening in the corner of the bag and drizzle it over the cake. I Love the look of drizzled glaze!
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