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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lemon Chocolate Cake

Hi All, I missed many delicious posts and events during my short break from blogging. :(

This cake is another great combo of citrus and chocolate. This is soft and very moist cake. The lemon syrup adds juiciness to this cake. Don't be afraid to pour lemon syrup on cake, cake will absorb the syrup like a sponge and it will enhance taste to an extent.


  • 1-1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 2 Whole Eggs + 1 Egg White
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3-1/2tbsp Unsweetend Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Milk, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Boiling Water
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Zest

-- For Lemon Syrup

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 cup Lemon Juice


1. Preheat oven on 350°F. Grease and flour cake pans. Set aside.

2. Mix flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder through sieve in large bowl.

3. Add sugar and mix with spoon. Add butter, vanilla, and beat with hand mixer on medium speed.

4. Add egg (One at a time) and beat on medium speed. Add milk and again beat on medium heat for 2 minutes.

5. Carefully add boiling water, and lemon zest. Stir well and pour this batter in cake pan.

6. Bake this cake for 30 to 35 minutes.

7. Cool the cake for 10-15 minutes and remove from the pan to wire wrack. Cool completely.

-- For Lemon Water

1. Mix sugar, water, and lemon juice in big mug, and microwave for 1-1/2 minutes. Stir well.

2. Poke cake with toothpick, or with wooden kabab skewers 7-8 time in cake.

3. Transfer your cake on cake base, and Pour little little amount of syrup on the cake with big spoon.

4. Dust some powder sugar on top of the cake, and serve.


I thought I would share some pictures of other cakes that I made...

-- Zebra Cake.

-- Chocolate Cake with Orange Marmalade Filling and Cover with ButterCream Icing.



Smitha said...

Its beautiful! the forks in background!

Hetal said...

wow....the cake looks very delicious.

Priya said...

Beautiful and gorgeous looking cake, yumm!

Shruthi Hebbur said...

interesting, will try some time

Cool Lassi(e) said...

What an unusual combo! I have never heard of lemon and chocolate combo. Great presentation!

Cham said...

Did u join any baking class? they look all awesome!

Silence Sings said...

Very unusual combo...Lovely cake...but loved most the designs of forks...

aipi said...

I love both chocolate n citrusy flavor in baked goodies and this looks sooooo perfect..YUMM!!

US Masala

Nithya said...

Wowwww.. all the cakes look fantastic. Especially loved the last pic.. classic looking cake :)

Divya Vikram said...

I love citrus cakes. Looks really moist.

sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely cake recipe.

Santosh Bangar said...

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Jay said...

This looks sooooooooo good n inviting...just brilliant dear..

Tasty Appetite

Gulmohar said...

Yummy combo,though I've never tried it..Missed you too..

Rachana said...

Lemon and chocolate sounds like an interesting combo... The cake looks lovely.

Pushpa said...

Looks beautiful and delicious....

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Torviewtoronto said...

lemon chocolate combination sounds delicious

Pari said...

Hi Madhavi.
The cake looks good and love the forks too.

Sharmilee! :) said...

What an array of lovely delicious n tempting