Monday, August 2, 2010

Zesty Lemon cake with raisins


I have been wanting to bake a lemon cake for quite sometime and nothing could have been better than baking it for my mom's birthday. It was an instant hit and the freshness of the lemon lingers in your tastebuds for a long time.


Ingredients:

Flour - 1 1/2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Butter - 1 stick
Eggs - 2
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Lemon zest grated - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 6 tbsp
Buttermilk - 12 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Raisins - 1/4 cup
For the glaze:
Confectioners sugar - 1 cup
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar butter mix: Cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.  Slowly add the eggs one at a time and then add the lemon zest too.  Keep it aside.
  • Flour mix: Sift together flour,baking powder and the baking soda and salt and keep it aside. 
  • Lemon buttermilk mix:Combine  lemon juice,buttermilk and the vanilla extract and keep it aside.
  • Add flour and lemon buttermilk mix to the sugar butter mixture alternatively beginning and ending with flour. Add raisins and gently mix.
  • Heat the oven to 350 deg. and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, checking on and off.
  • Once the cake is done, allow it to cool.
  • For the glaze, mix confectioners sugar and the lemon juice until smooth and pour it on the cake and allow it to fall over.

Zesty lemon cake is all set to devour. I am sure you would want to make this over and over again.

47 comments:

  1. Woww.. mouth watering cake. looks really yumm. superb snaps !!

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  2. Jaya,
    Zesty lemon cake looks delicious and moist. I bet they taste great.

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  3. hi dear,

    this cake looks simply delicious...i never made this cake before ... i must try it... it looks soft and tempting..btw thanks for visiting my blog and for ur lovely comments

    keep in touch

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  4. Looks delicious ...love the combo

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  5. Thats a really tempting cake..Nice recipe..

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  6. A post after a long gap .Lemon cake looks yummy and delicious!!Lovely color also

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  7. thanx a lot for dropping in and leaving ur valuable comment..........following u too......the cake looks yummy and superb........

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  8. Beautiful golden colour and so moist.Looks temptingly delicious.
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  9. cake looks soft and yummy dear....

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  10. The cake looks so delicious - will be great with my masala chai. Love cake of any form...

    Thank you for visiting my blog. You have a great blog too and I am following you. you have won so many Awards!! Wow! I have a lot of catching up to do.

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  11. Cake looks soft, yummy and mouth watering.
    Wish you a Happy Friendship Day.

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  12. Sounds absolutely yummy and looks delicious too. Thanks for the recipe. A must try!

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  13. good to see you back in action..
    cake looks soft and perfect.

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  14. i jus recently made an orange cake and loved it...shud try adding raisins next time

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  15. Your cake looks so inviting and delicious. The looks speak of the taste too...

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  16. Wow looks so delicious n yummy cake....

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  17. Delicious n flavorful cake...

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  18. Hey Miss Chit Chat... Where were u???? Long time No c..... But good u r back..... Loved this prep too.... Love the flavor..... I can feel it on my taste buds... :p

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  19. love it ... been thinking of making this for sometime now ...This one looks super cool recipe

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  20. Wonderful cake & rocking combo...Wish i could grab a piece from the screen!

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  21. Hello dear..thanx for stopping by and dropping ur lovely comments...u too have a nice space with variety of recipes..keep rocking!! Have a pleasant day...

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  22. New to me..Pass that slice here :)

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  23. hi, I had made a similar version with orange and tasted great now let me try lemon too, looks spongy and soft, mom must have enjoyed it.

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  24. Hey there, thanks a lot 4 visiting me n the lovely words..you have a wonderful space here..
    first of all i loved your blog name :)
    secondly you have an amazing collection of recipes..
    the lemon cake looks delish, soft n moist..
    will b visiting often, take care n keep in touch
    aipi (http://usmasala.blogspot.com/)

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  25. Its become so moist and must be really very delicious..

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  26. Hi
    Seeing you after a break.
    lovely cake. Going to start baking soon. will add this recipe in my list.
    Thanks

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  27. Love the cake. It's perfectly baked and looks inviting.

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  28. cake looks so good and yummyyyyy

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  29. Perfect texture u've got, luv the cake!

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  30. yumm, lemony cake, . Sorry dear havent been checking in much, will try and keep up with you :) have a nice day

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  31. Cake looks moists,loved the ingredients :)

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  32. Lemon cake looks so moist and yummy, fabulous blog with yummy recipes. Will keep comin back, following you:-)

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  33. Lemon and raisins sounds like a great combo!!! Cake looks fluffy and soft!!! will be great will tea!!!

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  34. Perfect lemon cake.. luks awesome ,soft,spongy and moist... i to made orange cake but never added raisins .. will try...
    u have a lovely space ...and amazing collection of recipes .. if u find time do visit my blog..added u to my friends list..glad to follow ur blog

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  35. Cake looks very soft...perfect

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  36. Looks perfect, never have baked this cake, sure to try it out
    thanks for coming
    pleasure to follow you

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  37. Perfectl moist and a lovely tea cake!

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  38. Thanks for visiting my blog and drooping ur lovely words....u have a lovely space...glad to follow ur blog...

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  39. I too made a lemon cake which is very similar to this one, apart from raisins and teh amount of buttermilk....i guess it should have tasted almost like my version...did u enjoy it?..BTW, thannk u so much for the vote!

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  40. looks delicious.Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  41. I will try this soon....looks yummy

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  42. Cakes are my favorite.I really love to bake.This one looks scrumptious.

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