Pat Duran Recipe

Lemon Vodka Cake

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter


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


Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves:
12 servings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CAKE:
3/4 c
butter, softened
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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
salt
1/2 tsp
almond extract
1/2 c
chopped almonds, optional
VODKA SYRUP:
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
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350^. Spray and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Set aside.
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Cream butter, sugar, egg yolks, lemon rind and vanilla together in a mixer bowl until light and fluffy on medium speed.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
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Syrup:
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