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LEMON DRIZZLE CAKE - YUMMY !!!

Hi all,  hope everyone are doing fine. First of all I thank everyone who visited my space and enquired about my absence.  Since longgggggg..... I mean few weeks I did not post anything because of house move and stuffs.  I really missed everyone and just don't want to miss anymore.  But still I need few weeks to settle down and visit your sweet posts.  I had little time this morning so I wanted to post which was lying in my draft for so loooong.  



Coming to the recipe part, This is wonderful buttery cake with zesty touch in it.  If you are plain cake lover and love the flavors of lemon then go ahead and make this ..I am sure you will like it. 



LEMON DRIZZLE CAKE

Ingredients :

All Purpose Flour - 250 gms
Eggs - 6
Sugar - 270 gms
Butter - 250 gms
Heavy cream - 80 gms
Lemon zest - 1 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp






For Lemon drizzle :

Apricot jam - 150 gms
Lemon juice - 3 tbsp (If you do not want too lemony reduce to 2 tbsp)
Icing sugar - 125 gms




  Method :

1. Grease the baking pan well with cold butter.
2. Then dust  all sides with flour.
3. Remove the extra flour and put the prepared baking pan into the fridge.
4.Sift the flour and baking powder twice. 

5. Beat the eggs together with the sugar in a large metal bowl.
6. Put the bowl on heat or double boiler (keep beating) until the mixture’s temperature is just
below body temperature.
7. The temperature helps completely dissolving the sugar and will result in a better consistency.
8. Take away from the heat and keep beating for several minutes.
9. The consistency and color will change.
10. At first, there will be many large bubbles in the mixture that will become less in number and size the more you keep beating.
11. You will also notice that the volume of the mixture increases significantly. So, use a bowl that is large enough, or otherwise.
12. In a separate bowl, whip the soft butter. When the butter turned creamy and light, add the grated lemon zests, then the heavy cream (room temperature).
13. Mix very well.
14. Add the foamy egg mixture to the whipped butter little by little.
15. Then, mix well.
16. Fold in the sifted dry ingredients and stir gently.
17. Take the prepared baking pan out from the fridge.
18. Pour the batter into the baking pan and even with a dough scraper or palette knife.
19. Bake for 50-60 minutes in your preheated oven at 350 degree f.
20. After baking, let the cake cool down (in the baking pan).
21. After cooling, invert the cake onto a cake rack.
22. Turn the cake upside down and cut off any “bumps” on the top with a large knife.
23. The browner side will be the bottom of the cake.
24. Therefore, turn the cake upside down again before you start with the icing…

Icing :

1. In a small sauce pan, boil the apricot jam together with the lemon juice and reduce the liquid for a while. Keep stirring to prevent the jam from burning and sticking to the bottom.
2. To test if the apricot jam has the right consistency, drop a little hot jam onto a plate.
3. Let it cool down for a moment. If the jam becomes solid (kind of) and does not stick to your finger, then it’s ready for coating the cake.
4. Use a brush and coat the top and sides of the lemon cake with the hot apricot jam.
5.To make lemon icing, add the lemon juice little by little to the sifted icing sugar until you get the
desired consistency.
6. Using a brush, carefully coat the cake with lemon icing.







Sharmilee! :)  – (September 27, 2010 at 11:48 AM)  

Welcome Back! Awesome clicks Pavi...luv the texture and the cake...looks so yummy

Mriganayani  – (September 27, 2010 at 11:55 AM)  

Welcome back Pavi! And a beautiful post indeed to come back with! Love the pictures as usual.

Pushpa  – (September 27, 2010 at 12:01 PM)  

Beautiful clicks....Cake looks super soft and moist...feel like having some now.

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Satya  – (September 27, 2010 at 12:01 PM)  

welcome back pavitra ,this cake looks awesome like always ..i love the way u make ,presentation n the clicks ...all r superb

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Mrs.Menagasathia  – (September 27, 2010 at 12:01 PM)  

welcome back pavi!! cake looks so soft n yummy...

Yummy Team  – (September 27, 2010 at 12:04 PM)  

Great to see you back! Cake looks really spongy and yum!! Beautiful presentation..

Hari Chandana  – (September 27, 2010 at 12:15 PM)  

Wowwwwwwwwwwww.. looks very tempting and delicious.. wonderful presentation dear..

An Open Book  – (September 27, 2010 at 12:34 PM)  

That just looks gorgeous..esp the 1st pic..im a big fan of orange drizzle cake so a lemon drizzle shouldnt be that much of an issue:P

Kairali sisters  – (September 27, 2010 at 12:46 PM)  

wow..Super moist with loaded flavors..I so love lemony flavor ..Amazing clicks...

Rosa's Yummy Yums  – (September 27, 2010 at 12:53 PM)  

What a pretty presentation! Lemon drizzle cake is one of my favorite cakes...

Cheers,

Rosa

Latha  – (September 27, 2010 at 1:36 PM)  

Lovely lemon cake....awesome pictures.

Priya  – (September 27, 2010 at 1:58 PM)  

Glad to see u back with this beautiful citrus flavoured cake, looks simply wonderful Pavi..

Ananda Rajashekar  – (September 27, 2010 at 2:23 PM)  

Oh they look gorgeous, i don't dare to eat but would love drool just by seeing the pic :)

Swathi  – (September 27, 2010 at 3:01 PM)  

Gorgeous cake and nice clicks.

Nitha  – (September 27, 2010 at 3:13 PM)  

Lovely clicks.. and i love the cake too..

Shabitha Karthikeyan  – (September 27, 2010 at 4:47 PM)  

Lovely cake with some awesome pics. I'm just drooling !!!

♥LOVE2COOK♥  – (September 27, 2010 at 5:23 PM)  

Hi Pavithra! Hru doing?

Goodness, I simply loved the shots ya! They are so professional! Don't need to comment on the cake, I bet it tasted heaven...;)

Satrupa  – (September 27, 2010 at 5:35 PM)  

Welcome back dear ..... I am spellbound seeing the lovely clicks. And the cake looks super moist and cute.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal  – (September 27, 2010 at 6:22 PM)  

wow, that does look super yummy. What a beautiful presentation.

Hamaree Rasoi  – (September 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM)  

Cake looks so perfect yet the ingredients are so easily available. thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.


Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

RAKS KITCHEN  – (September 27, 2010 at 8:46 PM)  

Hi Pavithra,
Good to see you back! Amazing post,pictures are really nice, the cake shows how perfect you have done it with patience :) Nice presentation too!

Fresh Local and Best  – (September 27, 2010 at 9:18 PM)  

This looks like such a wonderful, moist and flavorful cake. Welcome back from your break!

Shanthi  – (September 27, 2010 at 9:47 PM)  

Awesome clicks and you rock as ever

Sushma Mallya  – (September 28, 2010 at 12:20 AM)  

Welcome back pavitra,Thats a gorgeous cake,would love to have one piece...

AshKuku  – (September 28, 2010 at 12:47 AM)  

Gorgeous prep with gorgeous captures.... They look so DIVINE on my big screen.... Oh! How mush I loved them..... :)

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

Swapna  – (September 28, 2010 at 4:14 AM)  

Lovely click and presentation Pavithra!

Srimathi  – (September 28, 2010 at 5:11 AM)  

Yum! the clicks are very nice and I am sure the cake would be too.

Suma Rowjee  – (September 28, 2010 at 6:47 AM)  

Wow Pavithra!! Gorgeous, utterly gorgeous cakes here! I love zesty cakes, orange is my favorite, should try out lemon too.. Fabulous pics!!!

Aparna  – (September 28, 2010 at 8:04 AM)  

Faboulous cake..nice pics too

Happy Cook  – (September 28, 2010 at 8:25 AM)  

I love lemony cakes and this loks perfect, beatuiful and delcious.

Pam  – (September 28, 2010 at 10:12 AM)  

Wow! The cake looks so good and beautiful too.

MiniBinoy  – (September 28, 2010 at 12:45 PM)  

You have such a mouth watering blog,Pavithra!!:):).. I was drooling while scrolling down your page..:)Beautiful clicks.. will come here often

kothiyavunu.com  – (September 28, 2010 at 3:20 PM)  

The cake looks heavenly and very eye-cathing with that simple yet elegant presentation pavi..just love it.

maybelle's mom  – (September 28, 2010 at 8:40 PM)  

the cake looks so very appealing. delicious.

priya  – (September 28, 2010 at 9:55 PM)  

hi pavi..your blog is awesome..your photography is mind blowing..im new to cooking and have this little doubt about self rising flour.where can i find it?

visit my blog if you find time
http://myspace-tasteit.blogspot.com
thanks

Angie's Recipes  – (September 28, 2010 at 11:39 PM)  

Gorgeous! I wish I could just grab them out of the screen!

women-wisdom.com  – (September 29, 2010 at 8:10 PM)  

Awesome cakes. I like this lemon flavour for cakes and superb clicks.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets  – (September 29, 2010 at 10:46 PM)  

I love tangy sweet desserts and the texture of these looks amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe :).

Sandhya Hariharan  – (September 30, 2010 at 3:31 AM)  

This is pure coincedence Pavithra..
I made a Lemon Drizzle cake for my guests last week.. and it was well appreciated..
good to see one here tooo.....

ur presentation is classy!!

Sweta  – (September 30, 2010 at 4:11 PM)  

Ooooooh-I can't stop drooling!!! It looks(and I'm sure it tastes) out of this world :)
Thanks for visiting my blog Pavi-have been out of touch from the blogging world for a long time. I hope I can get back to regular blogging now.

Indie.Tea  – (September 30, 2010 at 8:55 PM)  

It looks so perfectly delicious! I love the little strip of white crumbly stuff on the edges...very chic.

PJ  – (October 2, 2010 at 11:21 PM)  

oh wow, you are killing me with those pics, Pavithra! wonderful decoration and beautifully done.

Rachana  – (October 3, 2010 at 11:51 AM)  

The lemon drizzle cake looks so good. I love citrus flavours in baked goodies.

aipi  – (October 3, 2010 at 5:18 PM)  

They look beyond amazing..Beautiful!

US Masala

Smita Srivastava  – (October 4, 2010 at 11:06 PM)  

So happy to see u back :) :) The cake looks simply out of the world !!!

Anju Rathore  – (October 5, 2010 at 8:43 PM)  

Your lemon cake looks super yummy.

Nithya  – (October 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM)  

Looks so pretty and yummy :) I love the decoration on top and at the edges of the cake. Brilliant one again :)

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