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    Lemon Yeast Cake from King Arthur

    Lemon Yeast Cake from King Arthur. Photo by Bonnie G #2

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    Cook Time:

    55 mins

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    Bonnie G #2's Note:

    A nice light cake to serve with all the fresh strawberries and raspberries that come with Spring Gardens. I've certainly guessed at serving size but it turns out a 10" cake

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8

    Yield:

    10" cake

    Units: US | Metric

    Cake

    Syrup

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Grease a 10" tube pan.
    2. 2
      Cake:.
    3. 3
      Combine 3/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
    4. 4
      Combine warm milk and melted butter, gradually add to flour mixture, mixing for 2 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add eggs, remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, and zest.
    6. 6
      Beat vigorously for 2 minutes.
    7. 7
      Spread dough evenly into pan.
    8. 8
      over, let rise for 1 hour.
    9. 9
      Towards the end of the cake's rising time, preheat oven to 375F.
    10. 10
      Syrup:.
    11. 11
      Combine sugar and water in saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
    12. 12
      Simmer for about 10 minutes, until the syrup thickens.
    13. 13
      Add lemon juice and remove from heat.
    14. 14
      Bake cake for 22-25 minutes, until tester inserted into center comes out clean.
    15. 15
      Remove from oven.
    16. 16
      Brush half syrup over cake and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
    17. 17
      Turn out onto a rack set over parchment or a pan.
    18. 18
      Brush remaining syrup over newly exposed bottom crust.
    19. 19
      Turn cake right side up onto plate and cool completely.
    20. 20
      Serve with whipped cream and berries.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 17, 2012

      55

      Photo may be seen here (in Savor): http://feastyoureyes.smugmug.com/
      I don't think that I have ever made a cake with yeast but it works great. The texture can best be described as a firm angel food. The lemon taste in the cake is very mild and with the ask for sugar (I used Splenda) it's not at all sweet. I added another 14 cup of Splenda to suite our taste. The glaze on the other hand packs a lemon punch when sampled but when it's absorbed by the cake it's wonderful. Mine set to make a crisp thin coating that crunched when sliced. I want to say that the recipe would work perfectly fine without the extra sweetening that I added for personal taste only. It's also fun to watch your cake rising! :D

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Yeast Cake from King Arthur

    Serving Size: 1 (119 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 336.6
     
    Calories from Fat 153
    45%
    Total Fat 17.0 g
    26%
    Saturated Fat 9.9 g
    49%
    Cholesterol 131.1 mg
    43%
    Sodium 184.4 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 41.5 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 25.5 g
    102%
    Protein 5.6 g
    11%

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