Honey Lemon Yogurt Cake

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

Global Gourmet, Submitted for ZWT 6.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the honey, zest, 6 tablespoons of the sugar, and 2 cups of water in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes; syrup should lightly coat the back of a metal spoon.
  3. Remove lemon peel and stir in the lemon juice.
  4. Set pan aside to cool.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a deep, 9-inch round cake pan.
  6. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks and remaining 6 tablespoons of sugar together until pale and thick.
  7. Sift 1-1/4 cups of flour and baking powder together. Add to the egg mixture and stir.
  8. Add remaining butter and yogurt cheese.
  9. Add just enough flour to make a dough stiff enough to come away from the sides of the bowl.
  10. In another bowl: Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  11. Add 1/3 to the yogurt batter and gently fold inches
  12. Carefully fold remaining whites into batter.
  13. Spread into cake pan and bake for 35 minutes.
  14. Cake should be golden brown. When cake is still warm, pour syrup over the cake. Let cake sit for at least 4 hours before serving.