Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Lemon-Cranberry Pound Cake

Since aku tak restock lagi barang nak buat cake, my ingredients are very limited. Maka, terpaksa la google recipe yang menggunakan barang yang dah ada kat dapur. Hubby wants something yang healthy. Err.. aku rasa cake ni healthy sebab ada cranberry and lemon. I made few changes to the original recipe. Jap jap.. aku tempek gambar dulu.

I love this cake!! Sedap!!

 Tangan Raina yang bersedia untuk menerkam cake

Yummy! Sorry.. aku cam malas nak ambik gambar beria2, these photos are as is.

By the way, I'm wearing size 27 jeans now. Urgh! I think I'm losing too much in a very short period of time.

Adapted from Joy of Baking

1/3 cup (80 ml) lemon juice (about 2-3 large lemons)
2 tablespoons brandy
4 ounces (115 grams) dried cranberries or dried cherries

For Cranberries: In a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring the lemon juice, brandy, and dried cranberries to a boil. Cover and remove from heat. Let cool completely and then drain, reserving the cranberries and the juice separately.

Pound Cake:
3 1/2 cups (455 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature (I used 250gm melted and cooled butter)
3 cups (600 grams) granulated white sugar (I used 2 cups of white sugar)
6 large eggs
2 tablespoons lemon zest (outer yellow skin of lemon)
1/2 tablespoon (6 grams) pure vanilla extract
1 cup (240 ml) sour cream or plain yogurt (I used 270ml of low fat cranberry yoghurt)
For Pound Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Butter and flour (or spray with a vegetable oil and flour spray) a 10 inch (25 cm) bundt pan. If using a dark colored pan, reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add lemon zest, vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. With mixer on low, add 1/3 of flour mixture, alternating with the yoghurt, about 1/2 cup at a time, beating just until batter is smooth. (You will have three additions of flour and two of the yoghurt.) Stir in the drained cranberries.
Pour batter into bundt pan and smooth the top. Bake for approximately 60 - 75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs. 

Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Let cool 5 minutes and then lightly brush the top of the cake with half of the reserved cranberry liquid. After 10 more minutes loosen sides of pan with a sharp knife and invert onto a wire rack. Immediately brush the top and sides of the cake with the remaining cranberry liquid. Cool the cake completely before frosting.

Lemon Frosting: (optional)
1 cup (115 grams) confectioners' (powdered or icing)  sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Waaaa...Shidah, I jeles! I'm size 30! Nak kene work-out jadi 27-lah!

    Tak tau nak geram kat kek ke tangan si Raina?! hehehe

  2. k.lili,

    hehe.. k.lili tinggi. size 30 pun still nampak sangat slim. i'm pendek, thus, size 27 pun, still nampak voluptuous gitu. :D

    i geram kat dua2. while i was taking photos, dia sibuk menguis kek i.. ishk! geram sungguh :D

  3. MasyaAllah! shidah!
    i rasa mcm nk enlarge je gambar no 2 tu! geram sungguh tengok jari jemari montel minah tu!
    esok esok buleh tayang muka dia plak tak? ish tak tahan sungguh tengok tangan rania tu! nk gigit2 ajek ni!

  4. zarin,

    hahahahha... tu you tak tengok kaki dia lagi. kalau u tengok her legs, u akan rasa nak buat bbq sebab tembam sgt2. and suprisingly, with kaki yg tembam and bulat tu (buku lali tak nampak sebab gemuk sgt), dia dah boleh jalan at 10 mths old :D