How to make Zesty Lemon Cake -

A simple pound-like cake that has a wonderful citrus flavor.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Lemon rind (लेमन राइन्ड / नींबु की छाल), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Zesty Lemon Cake

Zesty Lemon Cake Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Zesty Lemon Cake Recipe

  • Lemon rind grated 1

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 3/4 cups

  • Lemon juice 3 tablespoons

  • Soda bicarbonate 1 teaspoon

  • Baking powder 2 teaspoons

  • Butter 1/2 cup + for greasing

  • Powdered sugar 1/2 cup

  • Yogurt 1 1/4 cups

  • Sugar 3 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Sieve refined flour, baking soda, baking powder into a bowl.

Step 2

In a separate bowl cream together butter and powdered sugar. Add yogurt and mix. Grate lemon rind into the butter mixture and mix. Add lemon juice and mix. Add flour, a little at a time and mix.

Step 3

Heat a pressure cooker with some water and place a base in it. Grease a cake tin lightly with butter.

Step 4

Transfer the cake batter into the greased tin. Place it in the pressure cooker. Cook for thirty to thirty five minutes without cooker’s gasket and weight. Remove when done.

Step 5

For topping, take sugar and three tablespoons of water in a pan and heat till sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice and mix. Pour this over the cake once it is baked.

Step 6

Slice and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.