Thursday, January 12, 2012


Pinterest Cake

If you are on Pinterest (and if you aren't, why not?), you have probably seen this beautiful Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Loaf.

It jumped off the page and spoke to me, so I made it today.

Mine isn't quite as beautiful, and it doesn't have quite the lemon kick throughout that I was hoping for, but it was still really good.
The cake has a tender and delicate crumb.  Even though I accidentally overcooked it, the cake still stayed very moist, probably due to the yogurt in the batter.  The blueberries are not a huge flavor in the mix.  I may try it next time with raspberries we bought and froze in the summer.

The main disappointment to me in this cake was the lemon flavor.  The directions have you bake the cake without any lemon juice, just lemon zest, then you make a simple lemon syrup that you brush on the top and sides of the cake.  It is supposed to soak into the cake, but it stayed near the outer edges. Usually the zest adds lots of flavor, but I didn't really taste it except on the edges.  Next time I will try adding some lemon juice to the actual cake and see if it helps.

Overall, it was a good cake, and since we have a tree full of lemons, I will be trying it with modifications again soon!

(Original recipe is here.)

What is your favorite lemon recipe?


Jenny said...

this lemon cupcake recipe was my favorite for a long time, it might still be, but i haven't made it in a while.

Roxanne said...

A lemon tree- how fun! This looks absolutely delicious and I will try it for sure, adding some lemon juice or extract to the loaf. My favorite lemon recipe is a lemon cream dessert/pie. YUM!!

Carla said...

Well, that's disappointing!
I don't think you'd be able to add any juice to this recipe... you might want to re-try the lemon syrup, though. Poke deep holes with a wooden kebab into the cake; pour the syrup carefully into those, making sure it soaks into the cake.
And since you've so many lemons, I'd add more zest in the batter.
Wish I were there to sample the cake!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, you lucky girl! A lemon tree! Can't really see that in the snow LOL. That lemon cake looks amazing - thanks for the link!

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