Lemon Poppyseed Cake Eugenio

Lemon-Poppyseed Cake Eugenio

Hot summer calls for a lot of citrus including lemon and lime, people  also tend to eat low fat healthy food containing canola oil and yogurt, our Lemon Poppyseed Cake Eugenio incorporates all four.

This wonderful cake is moist, lemony,  and delicious, one slice is hardly ever enough when served with a nice cup of good coffee or tea, or a glass of cold milk!

Lemon, a citrus fruit,  is rich in bioflavoids, citric acid, vitamin C, calcium, limonene, magnesium, and pectin. It helps boost our immune system and regulate our body weight.

Limes also a citrus, are a good source of vitamin C, limonoids, citric acid,  etc., similar to lemons.

Canola oil although a vegetable fat is rich in vitamin E, cholesterol-free, and is the lowest in saturated fat of oils. It is considered a heart-healthy oil when used in moderation.

Yogurt derived from fresh milk, is nutrious and provides besides protein, calcium, riboflavin, and vitamins B6 and 12.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (from concentrate)
  • 1 tbsp squeezed juice from a lemon
  • lemon zest (from one lemon)
  • 1 tsp dry citrus powder (made from oranges, grapefruit, lemon peels ground up)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk (1%)
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt (0%)
  • 1 1/2  tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3  cup all purpose flour (sifted)
  • 2 1/4  tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp poppyseeds
  • margarine

Method

Using a medium bowl, add oil, sugar, eggs, milk, yogurt, vanilla extract, lemon juices and zest. Beat with mixer until well blended.

In a large bowl combine the flour,baking powder, dry citrus powder.  Add the contents of the medium bowl to  the large bowl and blend with beater until smooth.

Prepare an appropriate baking pan by greasing with margarine and dusting with all purpose flour. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Pour mix into pan and
place it in oven to bake for 70 minutes or until your toothpick or metal probe
comes out clean when inserted into baked cake.

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1  cup granulated sugar or confectioners powdered sugar
  • 2  tbsp lemon juice (from concentrate)
  • 1  tbsp lime juice

Method

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon glaze or pour over warm cake.