Lemon Vodka Cake

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

Ingredients

CAKE:
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 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

The Cook

Pat Duran Recipe
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Pat's notes for this recipe:
What a delicious cake for the holiday!
This cake contains delicious lemon flavor. The special addition of vodka makes this a delectable dessert.
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Directions

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.
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user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Dec 17, 2012
Man using Vodka for something other than a tincture, radical. Man this looks great and the lemon Vodka also
user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - Dec 18, 2012
This cake looks and sounds amazing Pat, thanks for posting it. gotta save the recipe. I have planned to purchase lemon Vodka or lemoncello for a while now, this is a great reason to go out & buy some. Thanks again, I love lemon and will let you know when I make it. It is definately a winner in my book.
user Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl - Dec 18, 2012
I just pinched this my friend, this looks beautiful. I agree Rose Mary, lemoncello would be awesome!!

Thank you Pat!! ♥
user Barb Janisse bj5 - Dec 18, 2012
Another awesome recipe by "you"! I will definitely try this, sounds good!

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