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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Lemon and Honey cake.


Moist and bursting with citrussy tang and sweetness from the honey this cake is fit  for the gods.

Ingredients:

For Cake:

180 ml Sunflower oil
2 eggs( or egg substitute)
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
280 grams Greek Gods  Honey and Vanilla Yoghurt
350 grams caster sugar
300 grams self raising flour

For Syrup:

2 tablespoons lemon Juice
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons icing sugar for syrup
1/2 tablespoon icing sugar for dusting cake


Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C / 350 Degrees F
2. Grease a 9 inch Brundt cake tin and keep it aside
3.In a large bowl add the eggs,oil and sugar and whisk, add the yoghurt, lemon rind and whisk again.
4. Sieve the flour in another bowl and add it to the wet mixture. Fold the flour gently to the wet mixture.
5.Pour the mixture into the prepared greased cake tin and smooth it on the top.
6. Tap the tin slightly and then place it in the preheated oven to bake for 40-45 minutes, or check with a skewer, a clean skewer means cake is baked.
7.Remove cake from oven and leave to cool in tin.Once cooled invert the cake tin onto serving plate.
8. Place the lemon juice, honey and icing sugar in a saucepan, heat gently until sugar melts.
9. Poke holes in the cake with the skewer and pour over it the warm lemon syrup.
10. Before cutting the cake dust it with some icing sugar.
Serve the cake  with some a spoonful of Greek Gods vanilla and honey yoghurt and strawberries.



I was recently sent a tub of Greek Gods  Honey and Vanilla yoghurt with a request to create a recipe with it that would be fit for Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love, beauty and desire.The competition was hosted together with Foodies100.  I think this cake would rise to the challenge very well. It would be perfect to present to Aphrodite.


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34 comments:

  1. Well this was an easy one for me to find I love Honey (hence Honieb) and lemon features so much on my blog too. I'll have to have a go at this.

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  2. Looks really delicious and eye appealing. Loved the clicks a lot :)

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  3. Cake looks so moist and delicious.

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  4. NEW COMBO..BUT ABS 2 ENJOY...NICE CLIKS.

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  5. This looks beautiful and delicious thanks so much for the recipe :)

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  6. the contrasting flavours are to die for...

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  7. Lovely entry!!! I bet Aphrodite would love this cake :)

    Here's mine!
    http://kitchengoddessintraining.blogspot.com/2013/02/greek-gods-honey-and-strawberry-baklava.html

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  8. Now this is the type of cake I like! I love honey and lemon together!

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  9. This looks devine! I'll certainly be trying this one out.

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  10. The yogurt makes the cake really moist. Yum.

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  11. want to try making this for my kids!

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  12. Love the shape - have never made a Brundt cake before!

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  13. this looks and sounds delicious i will have to try making this yummy :)

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  14. I made this cake for my mum yesterday because she is under the weather with a sore throat! She always told me honey and lemon were the best two things for a sore throat!

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  15. Ooh lemon is my favourite cake, which is surprising as I'm a total chocoholic lol

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  16. just to let you know that I followed your recipe and it really is very very tasty

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  17. I love lemon and honey cake.

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  18. This looks & sounds delicious. Its my partners birthday soon and he loves Lemon cake. I'm definitely going to have to use your recipe and bake it as a surprise. Thank you :)

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  19. My son made a lovely lemon cake for our evening over at his last night was lovely, just the right amount of lemon tang sharpness agains the rest of the cake.

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  20. Like lemon cake and honey gives it another flavour.

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  21. Just made this yesterday afternoon for my parents coming over later today! Cannot wait to try it!

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  22. I made this cake again yesterday with my kids help! It turned out much better than I thought and we enjoyed a slice with a nice warm cup of tea after watching the Rememberance parade through our town centre. It was really cold out so we looked forward to our cake when we got home!

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  23. This is another one I'll have to give a go - I might even give it a shot tomorrow afternoon actually! I love citrus tastes. x

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  24. That looks and sounds just fabulous. I must try this one too.

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