Lemon Cake with Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting

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Cake is always, always good! A classic mood booster and my best friend forever. If I have cake in the fridge, the world becomes a better place and the everyday challenges seem easier to overcome. My philosophy in life is that cake does not make us fat, only our (extreme) gluttony makes us fat!

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting | Dani's Cookings
The inspiration for this Lemon Cake with Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting came from the blog Searching for Spice. I fell in love with the recipe immediately after seeing it. It seemed to me somehow charmingly old-fashioned and full of flavours. I decided to make it with lemon instead of orange flavour as I had recently made another quite delicious Orange Cake

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting | Dani's Cookings
After baking the cake I realised that the recipe was even better than I had expected. Indeed this cake is just amazing! It tastes and feels a bit like sponge cake even though it is not made with the same technique. And definitely the citrus taste makes it unforgettable! If you like lemons, you will surely fall in love with it.

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting | Dani's Cookings
As mentioned in the original recipe, that wonderfully tasty cake is great even without the frosting. But you know, frosting is always good so I couldn’t resist to make it. I prepared it with blueberry jam as lemon and blueberry is one of my most favourite fruit combinations. In fact few years ago I baked a Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake and Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake. More recently I also made Lemon Blueberry Panna Cotta. Well, the current cake is much more Lemon than Blueberry but still it is full of wonderful flavours!

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting | Dani's Cookings
Like many other desserts in my blog, this cake is also quite easy to make. It takes about 20 minutes to prepare the batter, another 45-55 minutes to bake it and then it’s only a matter of waiting it to cool down. The frosting is made literally in 5 minutes. If you prefer a more simple cake, you can just spread the frosting on top without cutting the cake in layers. In this case just use a slightly bigger pan (23-24 cm or 9 inch) instead of 7-8 inch or 18-20 cm.

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting | Dani's Cookings
The best way to enjoy that cake? On a cozy Saturday afternoon with a nice cup of tea with many slices of lemon, reading a nice book or relaxing in your own way!

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting | Dani's Cookings

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting | Dani's Cookings

Lemon Cake with Blueberry Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting | Dani's Cookings
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Lemon Cake with Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 20 mins
 
Ingredients
For the cake:
  • 230 g yogurt
  • 245 g all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1,5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200 g sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract or zest of 1 large organic lemon
  • 60 g butter melted
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
For the frosting:
  • 60 g butter soft
  • 175 g cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract or zest of 1 large organic lemon
  • 200 g powdered sugar
  • 50 g jam or marmalade by choice
Instructions
Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a 18-20 cm (7-8 inch) cake pan with a circle of parchment paper. Grease well the pan.
  2. Combine flour, salt and baking powder and set aside.
  3. Beat sugar and eggs in a large bowl until the mixture thickens and becomes pale (5-6 minutes).
  4. Add yogurt, vanilla and lemon extract and beat until smooth. Add butter and beat shortly, until combined.
  5. Gradually add the flour and mix gently with a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Make sure that a wooden skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean or just with a few crumbs. Let the cake cool until room temperature before frosting it.
Frosting:
  1. In a large bowl beat butter and powdered sugar for 2-3 minutes until fluffy. Add the rest of the ingredients and continue beating until smooth and creamy.
Assemble the cake:
  1. With a serrated knife cut the cake horizontally into 2 or 3 layers. Place one layer on a cake stand and spread some frosting on top. Repeat with the remaining layers. Spread the rest of the frosting all around the cake. Decorate with lemon slices and basil leaves.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Searching for Spice

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Corina
    Friday November 10th, 2017 at 02:38 PM

    I’m so pleased the cake turned out well and you liked it. I’ll have to try it again with lemon!

    • Reply
      Daniela
      Saturday November 11th, 2017 at 08:11 AM

      Thank you so much for the inspiration, Corina! Your blog is so wonderful!

      • Reply
        Corina
        Saturday November 11th, 2017 at 07:28 PM

        Aww thanks Daniela!

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