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tilia trees and lemon cakes


december, 2013.

every now and then i make homemade yogurt
so when i found myself with two jars sitting on the fridge
and the expiration date creeping over
i took out some bowls and made a cake



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yogurt and lemon cake
original recipe here



ingredients*
210 g self rising flour, which is what i had on hand
1/2 tsp salt
300 g sugar (i used a bit less)
120 g butter, softened
234 g plain yogurt (i probably used a bit more)
2 large eggs
2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
zest of two lemons

i also added:
lots of cardamom

* the list of ingredients was originally in cups,
but i cannot work with those measures so used this guide for conversion






method
preheat the oven at 180ºc
whisk the flour, baking soda, salt & cardamom.
in a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients until smooth.
pour the dry ingredients into the wet ones slowly and in three different batches.
mix until it's all incorporated, carefully not to over mix
pour the batter onto an oiled cake pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

the original recipe finishes the cake with syrup and candied lemons
but i like my cakes to be very simple, so i skipped that part

best served with a cup a tea and a good book on a sunny morning

19 comments:

  1. this looks delicious. will have to make it soon. beautiful pictures too!

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    1. thank you!
      do try it, it's incredibly yummy :)

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  2. qué rico, me encanta todo lo alimonado. A mí también me parece que queda mejor sin ninguna cubierta. ¡belleza acccsoluta!

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    1. es muy, muy rica. a todos lados donde la llevé hizo furor ;)

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  3. oooh, can I have some please.... gorgeous photos my friend

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    1. of course you can have some, my dear friend ♥

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  4. Lemon cake seems delicious!!

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  5. It looks so soft and delicious - I really want to try it out! ♥

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    1. it really is soft and delicious, polly. and so easy to make, too!
      you should definitely do it : )

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  6. Oh, the cake looks very good!

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  7. the colors are so great in this pictures ♡♡
    and now i'm hungry just by thinking about your cake!

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    1. thank you, sara!
      it's super easy to make and so soft and delicious, you should try it : )

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  8. I loved the third photo; it brings such a calm and peace.

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  9. I love love love your recipes and the photographs that accompany them ♥

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    1. thank you, katie! ♥♥♥

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  10. This looks so yum! <3

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