Monday, December 5, 2011

Lemon Yellow Butter Cake

After baking a batch of friands which used only egg whites, I decided to make this lemon butter cake using the remaining egg yolks. Recipe adapted from Joyofbaking.

Ingredients: (all at room temperature)

6 egg yolks
180 ml milk
60ml lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla extract
300g self-raising flour
200g caster sugar
170g butter
zest of 1 lemon
icing sugar for dusting

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
  • Grease molds with butter.  (You can also use a bundt pan or any other pans)
  • In a medium bowl, combine egg yolks, vanilla and 1/4 cup milk.
  • Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl and mix on low speed.
  • Add butter and remaining milk and lemon juice and mix on low speed until all the dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Increase to medium speed and beat for about 2 minutes to aerate and develop the cake's structure.  
  • Gradually add in egg mixture in three additions; beating about half a minute after each addition.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 40 - 45 minutes or until cooked when tested.
  • Cool the cakes in the pans for about 5 minutes before removing.
  • Dust the cakes with icing sugar before serving.


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