Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a fantastic Turkish dessert to be remembered.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. CAKE.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
  3. In a mixing bowl, add yogurt and beat with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.
  4. Gradually beat in icing sugar, eggs, butter, flour and rind until batter is smooth, about 4 minutes.
  5. Add baking powder and beat lightly, DO NOT OVERBEAT.
  6. Prepare a 9" x 13" oven-proof casserole dish or baking pan by spraying with a vegetable oil.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake in preheated 350 F (180 C) oven for 40 to 45 minutes.
  9. Test for doneness by inserting a wooden toothpick into center; should come out dry.
  10. SYRUP.
  11. About 20 minutes before cake is done, make the syrup.
  12. In a saucepan, combine sugar, water and lemon juice.
  13. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  14. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  15. Remove from heat and keep hot.
  16. GARNISH.
  17. In a cold mixing bowl, add whipping cream and beat until cream starts to thicken.
  18. Add vanilla extract and beat for 10 seconds.
  19. Gradually add sugar and beat until cream is thickened.
  20. Cut cake into serving pieces and place on individual dessert plates.
  21. Pour hot syrup over each piece, set aside and let cool.
  22. To serve, sprinkle each piece with ground pistachio nuts, whipped cream and strawberries.
Most Helpful

4 5

Really good lemon flavour. I used less sugar in the cake, and it was good for those who prefer not too sweet desserts.