An early Valentine surprise! My wonderful husband found a receipe for Lemon Yogurt Cake from Ina Garten. He even went to the grocery store yesterday morning, bought the ingredieints and dropped them off at home thinking that our daughter would of made it since she had a snow day. No such luck! So this morning while prepping for our dinner tonight, I decided to make it for him. He had to run some errands this morning with the kids – the Hallmark store, the grocery store, stock up on some wine… And I stayed home and made the Lemon Love!
And when he came home and tried some he said ….wow!
Lemon Yogurt Cake
For the glaze:
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 completely.
For the glaze, combine the confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake.