Pat Duran Recipe

Lemon Vodka Cake

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

12 servings
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What a delicious cake for the holiday!
This cake contains delicious lemon flavor. The special addition of vodka makes this a delectable dessert.


3/4 c
butter, softened
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
6 large
eggs, separated
1 tsp
grated lemon rind
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 3/4 c
yogurt, plain
1/4 c
lemon vodka or plain
2 c
sifted cake flour
4 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
almond extract
1/2 c
chopped almonds, optional
1 c
lemon vodka, or regular
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 pinch
ground cloves
1 c
angel flake coconut

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350^. Spray and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Set aside.
Cream butter, sugar, egg yolks, lemon rind and vanilla together in a mixer bowl until light and fluffy on medium speed.
Combine yogurt and vodka in a small bowl. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a separate bowl.
Alternately add flour mixture and yogurt mixture to butter mixture, beat well after each addition. Beat for 1 minute more, until mixture is light.
Combine almond extract with egg whites; beat in a clean mixer bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold egg whites gently into cake batter along with the chopped almonds , if using.
Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack and cool completely.
Combine all ingredients for vodka syrup in a saucepan;except coconut. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Cool; pour in thin stream over cake. Sprinkle on coconut right away. Let stand 1 hour before serving.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom

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Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Dec 12, 2014
Hi Teri, so glad you like this recipe..To save to your recipe box just click on the pinch it bar. Welcome to the group...hugs and holiday blessings...
Teri Richmond SisBaker
Dec 11, 2014
Hello everyone, I am new to this how do I add the recipe to my recipe box Please help..
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Apr 18, 2014
Jennifer that sounds wonderful-- I will have to try that flavor next time I bake this..thanks for the idea-- take a few photos if you please...hugs..
Jennifer Williams Jennifer22
Apr 18, 2014
Looks Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe..I will surely follow your recipe on my mom and dad anniversary. I would like to add Smirnoff Raspberry vodka while baking this cake.