Lemon Cake (Armenia)

Recipe by GiddyUpGo
READY IN: 1hr 25mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the yogurt and the eggs, mixing well.
  • Pour in the lemon juice. Sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder and add to the bowl, mixing until everything is well incorporated.
  • Spoon the batter into a buttered pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the color is golden (about 40 minutes).
  • Let the cake cool. Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the syrup in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook over high heat for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until the syrup coats the back of a spoon.
  • Remove the mint and let the syrup cool until it is just warm.
  • Loosen the cake in its pan and pour 1/3 of the syrup over the top. Wait 10 minutes, then do this again. Wait another 10 minutes, then pour the rest of the syrup on the top.
  • Let the cake sit for about an hour, which will give it enough time to absorb the syrup.
  • Invert the cake onto a platter, then slice and serve.