Lemon Cake with Egg Yolks


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All past week I had a terrible cold that was bugging me and I was dragging my miserable body back and forth from work to home, to the supermarket, to household works and son’s studying and back to work next morning. One thing I hate about being a woman is the fact that you don’t have the luxury to be sick. You get to pamper everyone when he is sick and no one does the same for you when you are at the same situation. You don’t even have the luxury to stay in bed and forget about everything and everyone. Ok, I whined enough I think, at least I got it out of my system lol. Anyway, the only good thing about this week was this cake. Seriously. Apart from that, just sneezing, coughing and headaches.

Now this is an ordinary Lemon Cake. I am not here to say that this is the best Lemon Cake, or that you will go crazy if you try it. It is a beautiful tasty cake, soft and fragrant from the citrus and in a quantity that really won’t stuck on your counter for days, perhaps not even for many hours. But what makes this cake different from all the others of the same category is the fact that, it is made only with egg yolks, not whole eggs.

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Of course, you will ask, so what, what’s so special about it. Well, I will tell you right away. When you have made two batches of Coconut Cookies in which by the way you use only egg whites, you definitely need a recipe like this to use the egg yolks that were left over. And if you have more than 4 egg yolks spare, you can always double the recipe. It is a small cake anyway. By the way my friend Didi made the coconut cookies and posted about them in her blog Dishin with Didi. Check them out!

So, for all of you who have left over egg yolks and you have no idea what to do with them, or if you do have an idea what to do with them, but you just want to try something else, this cake is a solution and a tasty one I may say!

It is unusually fluffy despite the fact that it misses the egg whites, which give to the cake the moisture and volume. As, I said before it is very aromatic and I think it is great for a good day’s start or with a cup of tea or coffee in the evening, when most of us crave for something sweet.

So, here is the recipe which was adapted from here and I think it is always good to have such a cake handy in our recipe archive, for whenever is needed.

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Lemon Cake with Egg Yolks

Ingredients

6 tbsp margarine

2/3 cup sugar

4 egg yolks

1 ¼ cup flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp salt

1/3 cup milk

Peel from one lemon

2 tsp lemon juice

½ tsp vanilla extract

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 175° C/ 350° F.

In the mixer beat the margarine with the sugar until fluffy.

As the mixer works the batter will separate and cover the sides of the mixing bowl.

Let it stay as it is and add the egg yolks in the middle.

Beat slightly the egg yolks until they take a lemony color.

With a spatula bring the batter from the sides of the mixer to the center and start mixing again so as to be incorporated with the egg yolks.

Sift together the flour the baking powder and the salt in another bowl.

Slowly, slowly start throwing the flour mixture to the eggs mixture, alternating with the milk.

Beat well.

Add the lemon zest, the juice and the vanilla extract and mix slightly.

Butter and flour a loaf pan with length 25 cm/ 5X9X3 inch.

Pour the cake batter.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Mine took 40 minutes. You can always check with the knife.

Remove from the oven.

Let it stay for 5 to 10 minutes and then remove it from the pan too.

Serve it as it is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or with crème anglaise or plain as it is.

CULINARY TRIP TO GREECE

I have a few questions for you and I would appreciate your help on this one! If you wanted to take a culinary trip to Greece what would you have liked to do during your stay here:

a) Have cooking and baking courses, wine tasting and generally just focus on food only

b) Have cooking and baking courses and site seeing

c) Have cooking and baking courses, site seeing and summer vacations

d) Which is the best period for you to make this trip?

Please tell me anything you can think of for such a trip, because I am discussing and thinking of organizing a culinary trip to Greece for anyone, who is interested in learning how to cook Greek food, taste some of our special cheese and other products from the Greek soil and learn more about our civilization and customs. Thank you in advance for your feedback!!!

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4.8 from 5 reviews

Lemon Cake with Egg Yolks
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: International

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 6 tbsp margarine
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • Peel from one lemon
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Preheat oven to 175° C/ 350° F.
  2. In the mixer beat the margarine with the sugar until fluffy.
  3. As the mixer works the batter will separate and cover the sides of the mixing bowl.
  4. Let it stay as it is and add the egg yolks in the middle.
  5. Beat slightly the egg yolks until they take a lemony color.
  6. With a spatula bring the batter from the sides of the mixer to the center and start mixing again so as to be incorporated with the egg yolks.
  7. Sift together the flour the baking powder and the salt in another bowl.
  8. Slowly, slowly start throwing the flour mixture to the eggs mixture, alternating with the milk.
  9. Beat well.
  10. Add the lemon zest, the juice and the vanilla extract and mix slightly.
  11. Butter and flour a loaf pan with length 25 cm/ 5X9X3 inch.
  12. Pour the cake batter.
  13. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Mine took 40 minutes. You can always check with the knife.
  14. Remove from the oven.
  15. Let it stay for 5 to 10 minutes and then remove it from the pan too.
  16. Serve it as it is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or with crème anglais or plain as it is.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe from Italian Dessert Recipes

4.8 from 5 reviews

Κέικ Λεμονιού μόνο με Κρόκους Αυγών
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Γλυκό
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Διεθνής

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 6 κ.σ. μαργαρίνη
  • ⅔ φλ. ζάχαρη
  • 4 κρόκοι αυγών
  • 1¼ φλ. αλεύρι
  • 1 ½ κ.γ. μπέικιν πάουντερ
  • ⅛ κ.γ. αλάτι
  • ⅓ φλ. γάλα
  • Ξύσμα από ένα λεμόνι
  • 2 κ.γ. χυμό λεμονιού
  • ½ κ.γ. εκχύλισμα βανίλιας

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Προθερμάνετε το φούρνο στους 175 ° C.
  2. Στο μίξερ χτυπείστε τη μαργαρίνη με τη ζάχαρη με το φτερό μέχρι να αφρατέψουν.
  3. Με το χτύπημα του μίξερ τα υλικά θα πάνε και θα καθήσουν γύρω από το φτερό και στα τοιχώματα του κάδου.
  4. Αφήστε τα όπως είναι και προσθέστε τους κρόκους στη μέση.
  5. Χτυπείστε ελαφρά τους κρόκους των αυγών μέχρι να πάρουν ένα απαλό λεμονί χρώμα.
  6. Με μια σπάτουλα φέρτε το μίγμα της μαργαρίνης και της ζάχαρης από τις πλευρές του μίξερ στο κέντρο και αρχίστε την ανάμειξη και πάλι έτσι ώστε να ενσωματωθεί με τους κρόκους των αυγών.
  7. Κοσκινίστε μαζί το αλεύρι το μπέικιν πάουντερ και το αλάτι σε ένα άλλο μπολ.
  8. Σιγά-σιγά, αρχίστε να ρίχνετε το μίγμα του αλευριού στο μίγμα των αυγών, εναλλάξ με το γάλα.
  9. Χτυπείστε.
  10. Προσθέστε το ξύσμα λεμονιού, το χυμό και το εκχύλισμα βανίλιας και ανακατέψτε ελαφρά.
  11. Βουτυρώστε και αλευρώστε μία φόρμα με μήκος 25 cm.
  12. Ρίξτε το μίγμα του κέικ.
  13. Ψήστε για 40-45 λεπτά.
  14. Εμένα μου πήρε 40 λεπτά. Μπορείτε πάντα να ελέγξετε με το μαχαίρι.
  15. Βγάλτε το από το φούρνο.
  16. Αφήστε το να μείνει για 5 έως 10 λεπτά και στη συνέχεια βγάλτε το από τη φόρμα.
  17. Σερβίρουμε όπως είναι ή με μια κουταλιά του παγωτό βανίλια ή με κρέμα ανγλαίζ ή όπως είναι.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Συνταγή από το site Italian Dessert Recipes

40 Responses to Lemon Cake with Egg Yolks

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  1. Lemon cake is always my favorite because eating citrus and sweet combination together is just the way I like it. I make a cup of good tea and I am all set to enjoy the moment. This cake looks fabulous. It looks moist, and perfect tea snack for me!

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  3. Kathy says:

    Sorry you have not been well! Hope you are feeling better! Your cake is just gorgeous….a perfect way to use up those egg yolks!

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  5. My first thought when I saw egg yolks was that it would turn out really moist and it definitely looks it!
    Your trip questions. I think if you were promoting it as a cooking holiday, then the focus of the trip should be on cooking. Thing is, you have to rule out the first and last day because of travel. So, perhaps they can be the free days, depending on time of arrival and departure.
    Say 5 full days. 2 days cooking, 1 day break to sightsee, 2 days cooking again.
    You should include main course and 2 desserts if time permits and suggest types of wine with the dish they’re making.
    You can also suggest where they should go to get supplies to take home. Better still, you could make some jars up and sell them on site for your visitors to take home!
    xx

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  7. Debra says:

    Hope you are feeling better now. Beautiful cake! Looks delicious!

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  9. I don’t think there’s one wife and mother who can’t relate to what you’ve just said. I’ve had much the same experience when I get sick. I hope you’re on the mend now. This lovely lemon cake would make me feel much, much better for sure.

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  11. grace says:

    my favorite part of a cake like this is the dome where it’s still a little squishy. lovely work! :)

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  13. Sutapa Ghosh says:

    Hope you are well now dear…delicious cake love the lemon add ….Happy Belated Valentine’s Day!:)

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  15. Joanne says:

    I’m sorry to hear you were sick! Hope you’re better now! This cake looks super tasty! Love lemon!

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  17. Blackswan says:

    The cake is delish & I could almost smell it from here!! Nice mtg u @ Flavours of the World! I’m following u at Pinterest & would love to have u follow me too! Looking fwd to sharing!

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  19. mari says:

    Πόσο δίκιο έχεις Κατερίνα, όταν αρρωσταίνουμε εμείς κανείς δεν μας δίνει σημασία!! Το κέικ σίγουρα είναι νόστιμο και δεν πηγαίνουν χαμένοι και οι κρόκοι!! Φιλιά πολλά.

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  21. Katerina, hope you’re feeling better now. The lemon cake looks fantastic!

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  23. subhie says:

    wow..that perfect cake..super moist n yummy…love ur collections…frst time..hapi to follow u ..glad if u do the same..

    http://subhieskitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. MayMoh says:

    Oh no…..so sorry to know you are not feeling well. Hope you have fully recovered. I know what you mean. My mom always said that women must not fall sick because the whole family depends on you. Sounds so unfair but it’s so true! Love your lemon cake, It looks really moist and delicious. Would be wonderful with a glass of milk in this freezing weather.

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  27. Nadji says:

    Ton gâteau est superbe.
    Il doit être délicieux. J’en mangerai avec plaisir.
    Je note.
    A bientôt

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  29. It looks wonderful. I have some lemons at hand, this would be a wonderful afternoon treat :) I hope you feel better soon.

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  31. Jeannie says:

    Hope you are fine now Katerina, we women are mostly expected to be superhumans:D Sounds like a fabulous cake to me and looks so fluffy and delicious! I have visited Greece before and done all the visiting of monuments and enjoyed it very much….if I have a chance, I would love to learn how to cook your delicious food and see more of the city Athens:D

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  33. Natalie says:

    I love lemon baked goods! One of my faves!

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  35. Barbara says:

    Hope you’re feeling better, Katerina!
    Because we love angel food cakes, this is a super recipe to keep on hand for the leftover yolks. And I do love citrus!

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  37. Karishma says:

    Its been a long time since I’ve been here, Katerina…in spite of your cold and all your other commitments, you still cook and bake all this and photograph and blog about it too! That is amazing and something I must learn to do myself :-) I hope you get better soon and feel better too! I also must wish you the best of luck for your new venture…if it was me, I would be interested in option C-baking and cooking classes and sightseeing and a vacation…and the best time would be April-May! Take care dear…and yes, of course your cake looks super yummy!

    Also, must apologize that I have not been able to read any of the comments you had made on my blog till now because of my internet connection and when I did check today, clicked something I shouldn’t have and all comments on my blog got deleted :-( …so just wanted to say thank you and sorry for not reciprocating for so long…

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  39. mjskit says:

    I’m so sorry that you have a cold and that you’re still having to go, go, go. Hang in there Darlin! I can see that you definitely did something that made you feel better. This lemon cake was a great choice! It looks delicious, so moist and a beautiful texture! Hope you feel better soon!

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  41. Juliana says:

    I hope you are feeling better Katerina…the lemon cake with egg yolks look awesome…I love how it raised…and yes, I always have extra egg yolks or whites…
    Oh! How come you did not have this idea when I was there? Just kidding…I would love to go to a cooking and wine pairing plus site seeing…am I asking for too much?
    Again, hope you are feeling better and enjoying your week!

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  43. Always good to have a recipe for just egg yolks. And a citrus cake is to the top of my fave cakes! I hope you are back to full health

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  45. Lovely texture and great flavor of citrus in it!

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  47. Sissi says:

    Katerina, you spoil your family too much ;-) You should take a rest and let the men do the house jobs, cooking etc.. I’m glad you feel better now.
    I was laughing when I read about the cookies… Yes, the yolks are the problem indeed. Usually I prepare crème brûlée (burnt cream) which requires many yolks!
    Your cake certainly doesn’t look like an ordinary lemon cake at all! It looks delicious and I know that the presence of yolks only makes it irresistible.
    I will happily answer your questions because I planned trips to Greece so many times and never went there… (I even have bought a guide book!). Anyway, as a big wine amateur and gourmet, the only things I would need would be eating eating eating, maybe learning how to cook (not necessarily), taste good wines (I have heard there are some jewels), visit maybe one good vineyard? I would love to spend most time in a big city though (I am a city “rat” as say the French), have coffee, drinks, go shopping (not only food!), also on food markets. I would leave most of the monuments for another visit. I would prefer spring or autumn because from what I have heard summer is very hot (unless one wants to stay on the beach all day, which is not my case) and well there are too many tourists ;-) As you see I have very precise ideas ;-)

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  49. I would prefer to take culinary classes and tour local markets, shops, farms etc. Site seeing could be done as an extra for me but I wouldn’t be upset if I didn’t get to do any. The culinary aspect is more important for me :) Hope you get better soon..

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  51. I hope you are feeling better now. Agree that mothers simply cannot fall sick. This lemon cake looks wonderfully moist and delicious.

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  53. Cucina49 says:

    Katerina, I hope you’re feeling better! I was feeling the same way last week when I was absolutely miserable but dragged myself to work. This cake is so lovely–and a great use for all the extra egg yolks I end up with.

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  55. Μarion says:

    Ελπίζω να είσαι καλύτερα Κατερίνα μου
    Δυστυχώς εμείς δεν έχουμε την πολυτέλεια της ξεκούρασης ούτε όταν αρρωσταίνουμε.

    Το κεκάκι σου πολύ ωραίο. Και μόνο με κρόκους γίνεται πολύ πολύ αφράτο.
    Και με άρωμα λεμονιού είναι ότι πρέπει για καφεδάκι

    Φιλιά πολλά

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  57. ΕΛΕΝΗ says:

    Υπέροχο το κεκάκι Κατερίνα μου θα την έχω υπ όψη μου τη συγκεκριμένη συνταγή γιατί πολλές φορές μας περισσεύουν οι κρόκοι!!!
    Περαστικά σου, φιλιά πολλά!!!

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  59. I bet this cake was extremely dense and decadent!

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  61. Susan says:

    What a delicious way to use egg yolks! I love simple lemon cake recipes and I’m glad you’ve posted this one.

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  63. I think its a beautiful cake and sounds delicious. I hope you feel better soon, I know what you mean about being a woman and not having the luxury of being pampered when you are sick. It would be nice wouldn’t it? But thats why women are stronger, our pain threshold, ability to multi task and work through sickness makes us strong and IMHO superior. Feel better soon!

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  65. CCU says:

    Crumby delicious perfection :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  67. a) Have cooking and baking courses, wine tasting and generally just focus on food only —> For first timers this is the best option as there is so much to take in when visiting Greece. So staying focused on just one activity will be more helpful.

    b) Have cooking and baking courses and site seeing—> related to wine making and food..yes.

    c) Have cooking and baking courses, site seeing and summer vacations —> In greece it’s a vacation already!

    d) Which is the best period for you to make this trip? Summer months till before winter arrives.

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  69. divya says:

    Marvelous recipe!!!Looks delish!!

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  71. Περαστικά σου Κατερίνα μου!
    Έχεις απόλυτο δίκιο, εμείς οι γυναίκες δεν μπορούμε ούτε να αρρωστήσουμε, χα χα!!
    Ωραίο το κέικ σου, όντως μια καλή πρόταση αξιοποίησης των κρόκων που μας έχουν περισσέψει!
    Φιλιά πολλά!

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  73. mia maria says:

    Πολύ ωραίο και αρωματικό το κεκάκι σου Κατερίνα!
    Καλή εβδομάδα:)

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  75. Sandi says:

    So appetizing on that plate!

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  77. Ha..now I know what to do with all the egg yolks I have left in the fridge after making a egg white bread. This seems the perfect recipe as I love tangy lemon sweets!

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  79. Beth says:

    What a handy recipe! I love having recipes that use only egg yolks (or egg whites) for whenever I have some left over.

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