Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Butter free lemon cake...perfect treat for summers !

Well summers have been here for a while, and this year with all records broken there have been days when we were reminded of Indian summers.But now for the past one week its still better, with temperature averaging 24-25 its the best time of the year and I am just loving it !!
During all these days our meals have been more of pitas,sandwiches and salads which are light on stomach and refreshing to eat.I had been trying not to bake any cake for health considerations but couldn't stop myself when I came across a butterfree cake recipe....some of you will laugh over it, but that's how food bloggers are, they just need an excuse to cook ;)  and the excuse was my baby Ishaan's four month b'day. Yes, I bake a cake  every month to celebrate his birthday (though he still can't have a bite ).But this is how I celebrate his milestones... his new expressions....his new activities...his new developments every month :)

Now what can I say about this lemon cake ...its  just perfect for summers...light refreshing and moist !! Its prepared  with just a handful of ingredients, so  go ahead and make it a part of your summer party.


1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
Lemon zest from 2 lemons
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup yoghurt
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4  tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt


Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease a loaf tin.Sieve together flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt and keep it aside.In a bowl mix in lemon zest and sugar till it resembles wet sand.Whisk in yoghurt,lemon juice and eggs.Mix in the dry ingredients along with oil.Pour the batter in a pan and bake it for 45 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean.
I just loved the lemony aroma filling my house.
Enjoy this lemony cake with a cuppa !!

Handy Tips 

  • When purchasing lemons look for fruit that feels heavy for its size with a bright shiny skin and small points on each end.
  • To store lemons for up to a month,rinse them in water and store in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator.Once it is cut it must be used within a few days.
  • To get the most juice from lemons,first prick the skin with a fork,then place in microwave for 15 seconds in this way more juice can be squeezed.
  • While grating lemon zest make sure to remove only the coloured part of the skin,the white pith is bitter.



  1. Awesome for that the fact it is butterless.... this looks super soft and yummy :-)
    Well done :-)

  2. thanks a ton dear :)...i wud hv brought dis for you if u had not been on a no sugar diet :)

  3. Awesome cake and awesome pics!!!