meyer lemon yogurt cake with toasted pine nut crumble

Posted By Lillie On January 4, 2012 @ 10:31 pm In everyday cakes,lemon,photo,recipe,travel,winter | 15 Comments

Meyer Lemon Yogurt Cake with Toasted Pine Nut Crumble
Makes one 9-inch cake

Inspired by Ina Garten

For the crumble:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup pine nuts
4 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into small pieces
zest from one Meyer lemon

For the cake:
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Greek yogurt
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
juice + zest from two Meyer lemons
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 350 and generously butter and flour a springform pan. Lightly toast the pine nuts in a small dry skillet on medium high for about 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly brown. Let cool and then roughly chop the nuts.

Combine the flour, brown sugar, salt, and chopped pine nuts in a small bowl. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until large clumps form. Then let the crumble chill in the fridge while you make the cake.

In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl whisk the yogurt, sugar, eggs, zest, juice, vanilla and oil until combined. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the yogurt mixture until incorporated. Pour into the prepared pan and sprinkle the crumble evenly over the cake.

Bake for 55 minutes or until a tester comes out clean and the top is lightly browned.


 

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