For those who cherish a zesty flavor with a hint of sweetness, our Lemon Euphoria cake is nothing short of a revelation. The melding of tangy lemon with the smooth texture of a well-baked cake offers an unparalleled taste experience. Designed to be eggless, this cake caters to a wider audience without compromising on flavor or texture. Its lightness makes it an ideal companion to your afternoon tea or as a refreshing dessert after a hearty meal.
- 1 +1/2 cup (180g) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon (4g) baking powder
- ½ teaspoon (3g) baking soda
- Zest of 1 lemon
- ¾ cup (180mL) vegetable oil
- 1 + ½ cup (300g) caster sugar
- 1 cup (285g) yoghurt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons (75mL) lemon juice
- ½ cup (120mL) milk
- For the Cream Cheese:
- 2 cups (474ml) full-fat milk
- 2 cups (478ml) fresh cream
- 4 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
Let’s set the stage: grease an 8-inch round cake tin, line its bottom with parchment paper, and place it on standby.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda into a bowl. The sifting is crucial for an eggless cake, lending it a dreamy lightness.
To this flour mix, zest in the lemon. Blend well and let it sit for a while.
In a separate vessel, whisk together the caster sugar, oil, and vanilla extract. Once harmoniously mixed, stir in the lemon juice.
Introduce the yoghurt into the sugar-oil mix and whisk until it’s velvety smooth.
It’s time for the dry ingredients to meet the wet ones. Incorporate half the flour mix into the yoghurt blend. Fold gently. Following this, add the milk, blend, and then the remaining flour. Remember, with eggless cakes, the mantra is to mix until just combined. Overmixing can be a party pooper, resulting in a dense cake.
Pour this batter into your prepped cake tin, ensuring the top is even.
Pop it into a preheated oven at 350°F. Let it bake and rise to glory for 22-25 minutes.
As your cake bakes, whip up the cream cheese frosting. Blend together cream cheese, softened butter, vanilla extract, and a sprinkle of lemon zest. Once fluffy, sweeten it with icing sugar and beat until it’s creamy and luscious.
Once your cake is a beautiful golden-brown and passes the toothpick test, let it cool. Only when completely cool, spread the cream cheese frosting generously on top.
The Lemon Euphoria is a testament to how simple ingredients, when combined right, can create a symphony of flavors. Dive into a slice and let its moist, tangy goodness enchant your taste buds.