Lemon Cake (Лимонный Кекс)

Ingredients:

-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
-1 cup plain yogurt
-1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
-3 extra-large eggs
-2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
-1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Lemon Cake

For the glaze:
-1 cup confectioners’ sugar
-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
2. Grease a loaf pan
3. Line the bottom with parchment paper
4. Grease and flour the pan
5. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bowl
6. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla
7. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
8. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it’s all incorporated
9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes
10. Meanwhile, cook the 1/3 cup lemon juice and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear; set aside
11. When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes
12. Carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan
13. While the cake is still warm, pour the lemon-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in
14. For the glaze, combine the confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake

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