Michi’s Party Lemon Cake

Michis Party Lemon Cake 2


This is a refreshing and moist cake and it’s perfect for parties especially if you play with the colors.

I also made muffins with this mixture (baking time about 20 minutes), but I love it better as cake after slicing. J

The cake is really very moist, don’t forget to make the test before taking it out of the oven.



  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, Balkan style
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 lemons, zest only
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (1 envelope)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • food coloring (optional)

Soaking juice

  • 1 lemon juice (reserve 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Optional glaze

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. With the food processor mix yogurt and margarine until creamy.
  3. Beat in 1 1/4 cup the sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  5. Add lemon peel, flour, baking powder, salt and milk.
  6. Blend at low speed just until thoroughly blended, scraping bowl occasionally.
  7. Divide butter in several portions and add desired food coloring. I prepared a red a green and a neutral portion.
  8. Pour batter into generously greased 10-inch Bundt or tube pan. Layering the batter of the different colors.
  9. Bake 45-50 minutes or until through (toothpick test).
  10. Combine lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  11. Pour over hot cake, allowing it to run down edges between cake and pan.
  12. Cool down completely then remove it from the mold.
  13. In the meantime prepare the glaze with the reserved juice add in so much powdered sugar until creamy and very dense.
  14. Pour glaze over the cake and spread it to cover the top.
  15. Slice the cake; every slice will look different!

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