Friday, March 11, 2011

Lemon Yogurt Cakes



My sweet neighbors brought me a bag of lemons this week and I had to find something to do with them. I also had this bar of white chocolate....humm...if life gives me lemons..I will make lemon cakes :)


Preheat oven to 350ยบ and spray pans (one 9" bundt pan or 12 mini bundts or 24 
cupcakes).
2 2/3 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 c sugar
1 tbsp grated lemon zest + more for sprinkling
4 lg eggs
1c plus 1 tbsp of plain Greek style yogurt
3 tbsp milk
5 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 - 1 c confectioners' sugar
white chocolate (melted)
In a medium bowl sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside. In another bowl, stir together yogurt and milk until smooth. Using the paddle attachment cream butter, sugar and lemon zest for about 5 minutes, until smooth and light. Scrape down sides as needed.
Add eggs one at a time, keep mixing on medium speed, scrap down sides after each addition.
On low speed add flour mix alternating with yogurt mix and blend until incorporated. Increase speed to medium and mix 2 more minutes until smooth and silky.
Add 3 tbsp of lemon juice and blend until mixed. Pour evenly into your pans., smooth tops of batter. Bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean and edges are golden. Around 15 minutes for mini- bundts or cupcakes and an hour for 9" bundt pan. Let cool completely on rack.
Glaze:
Mix confectioners' sugar and 2 tbsp of lemon juice, stir until smooth and there are no more lumps. Add lemon or more sugar to your taste and consistency that you want.
Set cakes on wire rack with wax paper underneath and drizzle glaze generously over cakes, dripping down sides ( I even poked little hole in their tops with toothpick so glaze could get all inside too)
I melted white chocolate and drizzled it on top for some added pow! Then sprinkled them with lemon zest. Yumm!

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11 comments:

My name is Momma said...

Oh My! I love lemon : )

Just Cake Girl said...

They look so cute :))

cutekittypunk said...

mmm yummy - did i mention, that looks so yummy. was it? was it totally refreshing in a dessert kind of way?

Lisa said...

What sweet neighbors you have and it looks like you put their gift to good use. I am bookmarking this right now.

Cabubsmom said...

Yummy! That looks amazing! Once I am off this terrible diet, I will definitely be making some of these :)

http://cabubsmom3.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

What a great recipe! These little cakes are a bit of lemony sunshine!

Suzie said...

Holy crap I'm dying.

i'm featuring these on my blog.

www.imlovinyourblog.blogspot.com

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

These look soooo delish!! Yum yum yum!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Avril said...

Such nice neighbors you have Mickey! And those mini bundts are just LOVELY looking! Lemon and white chocolate together is so festively spring!!! :-)

Kristin said...

oh, gosh! i love anything with lemon - especially dessert! these will be made in my household asap! :)

i'm hosting a blog hop called mangia mondays & i would love you to share this and any other recipe you may have!

http://delightfullydowling.blogspot.com

Mary said...

These really look lemon lovely. I'd love to have one with my coffee. They sound delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary