Alright, so the whole world has decided that banana bread is the hero recipe of the moment, but I would like to argue the case for Lemon Cake.
Living in self isolation means getting creative with ingredients. And so when Eric and I were left with a GIGANTIC container of yogurt on hand that we had bought for a specific recipe, I wanted to find ways to use the remains without just jumping straight to making a smoothie.
First I made this 2 ingredient flatbread using yogurt. I was so blown away by how well it turned out that I decided to look up other yogurt recipes. I’ve made cakes with yogurt as main ingredient before, but never have found one that really hit the mark until I found this one from Ina Garten. It turned out beautifully flavorful and moist, but I did make a few revisions, as listed below.
- Reduce sugar to 3/4 cup
- Add 1/3 cup of lemon juice to the cake
- 50/50 blend of Avocado and Olive oil (This was just because I was low on Olive Oil)
- Add Almond extract to the batter
The cake turned out SO GOOD. In Ina’s recipe, she tops the cake with a lemon glaze, but I decided I wanted something fluffier + I had some whipping cream to get rid of, so I made this lemon whipped cream. I eyeballed my measurements but it consisted roughly of :
- 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 3 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
It was so light and delicious! We’ve been steadily eating this cake over the past few days (keeping it covered with a tea towel on the counter). It is SO good. It works well for breakfast, dessert, or as a treat alongside a cup of tea in the afternoon. So if you end up making this recipe, let me know, and tag me in your photo! Would love to see.
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April 08, 2020
I also hold a candle for lemon cake, will be making this Sunday for Easter! Might do. Spiced glaze for the top though and serve with whipped cream on the side hehe
April 19, 2020
Oh yum – this looks and sounds delicious. If only I had some yoghurt in! Love the way you’ve styled these shots Courtney. Those little wooden plates and vintage spoons are beautiful.
April 25, 2020
We’re making this recipe tonight after a ratatouille, I’m excited to see how it turns out!
May 13, 2020
I’ve made this cake twice in the last few weeks! Thanks for sharing it.