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Lemon Cake
Method
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Lightly grease an 18x10 cm rectangular cake pan.
  • Line with a large sheet of parchment paper so that the sheet hangs over the cake pans edges. This will make it easier to remove the cake from the pan after baking.
  • Beat the butter with the sugar in a mixers bowl, until the mixture turns white and fluffy. The longer you beat the mixture, the fluffier your cake will turn out!
  • Add the eggs, one at a time. Wait for each egg to become completely incorporated into the mixture before adding the next one. Then add the yogurt. The mixture will seem as if it has curdled, but don’t let this worry you. Beat a little longer and add the lemon zest.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder. Add them to the mixture in small batches. Keep in mind that from the minute you add the flour, the batter should be beaten as little as possible, especially in the mixer. It is preferable to gently fold the flour into the batter with a spoon or a spatula.
  • When all of the ingredients have been gently folded into the batter, transfer to the cake pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cake turns golden brown. Pierce with a knife and if it comes out clean, you will be sure the cake is done.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the cake pan for a few minutes.
  • Grab hold of the parchment paper that was left hanging over the edges to remove the cake easily. Transfer to a wire rack to let the cake cool completely.
  • While the cake is baking, you can make the glaze. Combine the caster sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Mix with a fork until the mixture is smooth and slightly runny. Set aside until needed. You may need to add a little more lemon juice if the glaze thickens too much.
  • As soon as the cake has cooled completely, place on a serving platter. Slowly drizzle glaze over lemon cake and let it run down the sides.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

206
Calories (kcal)
10 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

8.2
Total Fat (g)
12 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

4.4
Saturated Fat (g)
22 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

27.8
Total Carbs (g)
11 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

18.9
Sugars (g)
21 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

3.3
Protein (g)
7 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.8
Fibre (g)
3 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.1
Sodium (g)
2 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.