Thursday, August 23, 2012

An Untraditional Lemon Cake

Lemon cake with lemon butter cream frosting and blueberry glaze

Remember 'the cousins'? Well to refresh your memory - my sister's boys. The older one is visiting and since he has more than one sweet tooth, we had to bake something for him. Almost teen came up with this combo and it was finger licking good!! The plan was that Ak (my sister's son) and almost teen were going to bake the cake, frost and glaze it ....without any help from you know who! The moment Ak got his bare hands on the flour (dry) - plans changed and I was replaced with Ak, not that Ak looked disheartened. He readily obliged and declared himself the official taster. It was fun to watch Ak spill out instructions and almost teen refuse to heed to the inputs/instructions. Brought back memories of summer vacation and the time I spent with my cousins....small pleasures that money cannot buy! Hope you guys enjoyed the cake as much as we did !! we gave it a 5 star hands down :))

Lemon cake

2-1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
3-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter (softened)
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest
4 egg whites at room temperature

Preheat oven to 350 F.Flour two 8" round cake pans, set aside

Mix all the dry ingredients.

Add Butter, milk, vanilla, lemon juice, zest.

Beat on slow speed till it blends.

Add unbeaten egg whites, beat for 2 min on medium speed.

Divide batter into two equal parts and pour into the pans and bake for 25-30 min.

Let the cake cool on wire rack till you prepare the frosting.


1-1/4 stick butter at room temperature (indent with a finger to check)
11/2 to 2 cups confectionery sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp lemon zest

Whip the sugar and butter at low speed, add lemon juice 1/2 tsp at a time. Whip for 4-5 min till it is light and creamy. Add more sugar if needed. Add the zest and refrigerate. Make sure you do not over mix as it may curdle the butter cream.

If it does curdle you need to sieve the mixture and lightly mix again. 

Blueberry glaze

1 cup frozen blue berries thawed
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp corn starch
1 cup water

Blend 3/4 cup blue berries

Mix sugar and cornstarch, add water and stir on low flame, add the blended blue berries, and keep stirring till 8-10 min till it becomes transparent. keep aside to cool.

Assemble the cake

Trim the cake to have a flat top, spoon in the butter cream frosting and with a help of a spatula spread over the cake, place the the cake over it. Pour the glaze to cover the cake. Keep aside for 10-15 min for the glaze to set on the cake. Serve with a cuppa coffee :)) enjoy !!

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  1. That looks delish indeed! and just can't go wrong with the combo of blueberry and lemon? Yum!

  2. Very delicious... Love ur clicks...

  3. Wow Simi, this is extremely gorgeous. Blueberry glaze is a nice idea. Beautiful

  4. Love the blueberry drizzle on top, nontraditional but very very tempting and delicious!

  5. I am totally tempred to have a bit of this cake...the topping looks oh so delish.

  6. Simi, this deserves much more than just an appreciating comment. Lovely!

  7. Omg, such an irresistible cake,i dont mind having few slices.

  8. Lemon and blueberry is such a lovely, refreshing combination. What a beautiful and delicious looking cake!

  9. wow delicious cake,well captured...

  10. Delicious looking cake dear,well captured and nice presentation...

  11. Soft, spongy & a gorgeous cake!! You had posted a recipe for pumpkin huli with majjige huli sometime back right?? Tried it out today & its come out super yummy!! thx for the recipe...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  12. Pratima Rao : thxs , am so glad u liked the Huli and majjige Huli :)))

  13. Gorgeous how the blueberry topping is dripping off!

  14. Yummy and unusual cake.....loved a lot of the baking recipies on ur blog!!!

  15. looks so healthy & delicious...mouthwatering!

  16. Just tried and added some broken pieces of chocolate cookies. Very nice.


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