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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Lemon Cake

(Limonlu Kek)

Lemon Cake
125 gr unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup milk, room temperature
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 lemon zest
1 2/3 cup flour, all purpose
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 egg whites, beat until they are stiff

You can use any kind of Cake mold, I used one with a hole in the center.

Beat the butter with sugar until creamy using a wooden spoon in a large bowl. Add in the egg yolks one by one, mix. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest and milk, continue to mix. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in an another bowl and add slowly into the egg mixture. Mix until the batter is creamy. Slowly add frosted egg whites into the batter, stir using a metal table spoon.

Oil the mold first, then sprinkle 1 tbsp flour in it. Pour the batter into the mold equally using a tablespoon.

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Place the mold on the middle rack. Bake for 35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Wait for 15 minutes, then place the cake on the wire rack to cool it down. Serve Lemon Cake with whipped cream and any kind of berries.

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25 Comments:

At 8:00 AM, Blogger Ferda said...

what beautiful presentation! Is that lemon pattern on your cake mold? It's perfect!

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Ferda:) Yes, they are lemon slices, they are matching to my Lemon Cake:)

 
At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Orchidea said...

Nice cake... I will sure try it.
Ciao.

 
At 6:40 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Orchidea:)
Ciao,

 
At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

tskler cake icin

 
At 11:39 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Afiyet olsun:)

 
At 4:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

selamlar binnur
tarifler cok guzel.sagolun.lemon zest ne?
fatmaO

 
At 10:26 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sevgili Fatma,
lemon zest, limon kabugu rendesi demek. Tarifleri hem Ingilizce hem de Turkce olarak ayni zamanda yayinliyorum. Butun malzemeler ve yapilis sirasi ayni. Ana sayfada "Turkce" yazan kisma giris yaparak tariflerin Turkcelerine uulasabilirsin:)
Sevgilerimle,

 
At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello!

Was brousing your site and tried your lemon cake recipe. It turned out very well. My husband who is turkish loved it. This aftertoon I tried with some strawberry jam and hot turkish tea and it was delicious!
I sent you an sos email.

Kendine iyi bak!

PaulaK

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger Storm said...

This looks yummy ! I think I will make it with a lemon glaze.

 
At 12:07 AM, Blogger Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Hi , I was looking for info on adana kebabs & came across your blog. Truly inspired & wonderful. So much variety too...will keep coming back. The lemon cake looks divine. have to try this soooon!! Take care :0) Deeba

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Cyrine,
The cake has baking powder and frosted egg whites, so naturally it rises a lot:) I am not sure what went wrong. The egg should be always at room temperature when you make a cake. It may affect it!

 
At 3:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur!
The cake looks extremely tempting! I'll make sure to try it, only I have a little confusion. What exactly is lemon zest? Is it the outer skin of lemon? and by i lemon zest do you mean 1 tsp or 1 lemon? I do hope you answer soon!
Loads of luv!

Maria

 
At 3:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops! I want to ask you something more...
1.Did you use the electric beaters at all in the recipe( just wanna confirm)
2.When you say beat egg whites till stiff...do you mean when thy become like a foam?
3.Should the sugar be in granular form or grinded to powder form?
4.Are the dry ingredients to be sifted?
5.Can we use homemade butter in this recipe?

Do answer these questions as i am a beginner to baking :)
(though it is embarassing to be asking so many questions) I'm sure you'll help me!

Loads of love!
Maria

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Maria,
Lemon zest is the rind (skin) of the lemon and I used 1 lemon's zest.
1.I did not use a electric beaters at all in the recipe, please follow the recipe:)
Use a electric beaters for egg whites.
2.The egg whites will be more than a foam, they will be stiff.
3.The sugar is granulated
4.No
5.If it is unsalted, sure.
Hugs,

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger nil said...

Sevgili Binnur,
Tarifini 2 kere denedim , 2sinde de ayni sonucu aldim. Ust ve kenarlar yanik, kekin ici de yapis yapisti. Hic kabarmadi ve rsimdeki gibi gozukmedi.Neyi yanlis yaptigimi cozemedim. Baking de yeniyim, bu keki de yapmayi cok istiyorum. Yardimci olursaniz sevinirim.
tesekkurler

Hayriye

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sevgili Hayriye,
Kekin ust ve kenarlari yanip, ic kismi pismezse, firinin derecesi fazla demektir. Eger varsa firinin kullanma kitapcigina bak, orada kekin hangi isida pisirilecegini yazabilir. Kekin, kabartma tozu ve yumurta beyazi ile kabarmasi gerekiyor. Iyice cirpilmis olan yumurta beyazini karisimi eklerken sadece bir kac kere metal kasik ile katlayarak karistir, cirpma veya hizla karistirma:)
Sevgilerimle,

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger Belma said...

Merhaba Binnur,
Bugun yaptim limonlu kekini! Inanilmaz lezzetli oldu! Esim ve kizim bayila bayila yediler! Aksam yemegine de Mina isimli siteye yeni koydugun yemegi yaptim,o da cok lezzetliydi, yanina da ayran pek yakisti hani!
Iyi ki varsin! Sitenin tam bir muptelasiyim desem yeridir! Sevgiler! Belma Martin

 
At 11:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhab Belam,
Yemeklerimi pisirdigin icin ben tesekkur ederim:) Iyiki sen de varsin!
Sevgilerimi yolluyorum,

 
At 1:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you mean one and two thirds cups of flour , that confused me

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes, I do:)

 
At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i may be asking a silly question, but its self raising flour right?

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
No, it is not, it is all purpose flour:)

 
At 2:59 AM, Blogger yuri gonzalez said...

Hi.
I am a bit confussed :S
only the Flour, baking powder and salt will be mixed in another bowl?

 
At 7:23 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Yuri,
Yes, Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in an another bowl;
mix your wet ingredients and the dry ingredients separately, then combine them:)

 

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