Lemon-yogurt coffee cake

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds (plus 1 Tbl) softened butter
2 cups (plus 1 Tbl) all-purpose butter
4 \N Eggs
2 smalls Lemons
1½ cup Sugar
1 cup Plain yogurt (8 oz)
2 teaspoons Baking powder
¾ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
1 cup Confectioners' sugar
1 small Lemon
¼ cup Plain yogurt (2 oz)


PREPARATION: For The Cake, coat a 3-quart bundt or tube pan with 1 tablespoon of the butter and dust pan with 1 tablespoon of the flour.

Separate the eggs and set aside. Grate 2 teaspoons lemon zest and squeeze ⅓ cup lemon juice. Beat remaining butter and the sugar in a bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time. Beat in lemon zest, lemon juice and yogurt. Sift remaining flour with baking powder, bakinG soda and salt. Turn mixer to low and beat in dry ingredients until just incorporated. Turn mixer to medium, beat for 2 minutes. With clean beaters, whip whites to firm peaks and fold into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.

COOKING: Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350F. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool cake in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely. (Can wrap and store at room temperature overnight, or freeze for up to 1 month.) ASSEMBLY: For The Glaze, sift confectioners' sugar into a medium bowl or large measuring cup. Squeze in 1 tablespoon lemon juice and stir in yogurt until galze is smooth. With cake on a wire rack set over a pan to catch drippings, pour glaze over the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Let cake stand at room temperature until glaze sets, about 10 minutes. (Can cover and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.)

Makes 12 servings.

[COOKS; Jan/Feb 1989] Posted by Fred Peters.

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