Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lemon Cake

In few hours time, the bells will ring to usher another new year. Obviously night clubs will be packed. Similar to the scene on the streets. The only one thing on my mind is watching a movie  and having a glass of wine. I'm done and over with partying, spending lots of money, being with so called good friends and jumping high up to the sky to celebrate New Year.

With each year passing by, my circle of friends is shrinking. It's okay. I treasure the few close ones and am happy that way. While on social media the numbers of fans, followers and friends is about popularity, in real life it doesn't mean anything. It is also a norm these days to openly announce on how fantastic and amazing the previous year has been. Otherwise, none will be impressed.   

Certainly I prefer to be honest. Its been quite a challenging roller coaster ride. Beginning of the year, changes took place at work. I was under tremendous pressure and hated that I reported to a super-duper "uncivilized" boss. While I was trying to cope, I met with a death defying accident. Thank god I escaped but my car was permanently put to sleep.  In between, family problems cropped up and since my job was killing me, I quit. Travelling was put on hold except to  Hokkaido.

Regardless of all that, I count my blessings for being married to a wonderful matured man. Because of him, I am still in one piece. Hopefully the coming year will not drain off my energy and emotions. I am currently working on a project and sincerely wish it will bring the returns.  I continue to be positive about life and let me share the good vibes with all of you too. To usher the New Year, let’s clap and welcome it sweetly with this soft spongy lemony cake, a twist to the previous Lemon Cake

HAPPY NEW YEAR all you great people. 

180g soft butter
150g caster sugar (add more if you like)
3 eggs - room temperature
300g all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp lemon zest 
200g buttermilk (otherwise mix 1 tsp vinegar/lemon juice with the same amount of milk)

Sift flour with baking powder and baking soda.
Keep aside.
Cream butter and sugar till soft and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time and continue creaming to incorporate.
Mix in lemon juice.
Fold buttermilk and flour alternatively.
Tip into a greased baking pan.
Bake at 170C for about 50 minutes or until cake is cooked.
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  1. delicious!!! would love to try this...

  2. awesome looking cake dear... as the days pass by and the years fly, we learn more about ourselves and about others as well, hope the coming year will be a good one for you...

  3. Happy New Year and cake looks awesome.

  4. I love lemon cakes! Looks delicious! Happy New Year!

  5. delicious.. will definitely give it a try:) happy new year dear:)

  6. Wonderful and a delicious cake. Happy New Year :)

  7. Nava, here's wishing you a wonderful 2015. I so agree with you. We used to party really hard but no more. Yesterday we met up at my sister's house where we feasted on duck curry with potatoes, roast chicken, fried fish, brinjal chutney and the other regular basics. It was a quiet evening with the kids catching up and we (three sisters) simply talking. But it was one of the most comforting evenings ever!
    Your cake looks delicious. Cakes with citrusy flavours are indeed one of my favourites. Love your presentation!

  8. I wish i cud try your yummy lemon cake.. will try it in future sometime.. Wishing u and ur family a very Happy & Prosperous New Year

  9. I'm not a big fan of lemon cakes but this looks yummy. :)

  10. Lemon cake looks delicious. It looks so soft and spongy. Lovely presentation. I would love to try it out. :)

  11. love anything with lemon to grab yours now...belated new year wishes..

  12. love anything with lemon to grab yours now...belated new year wishes..

  13. Desserts always been my fav :)..Dear this one definitely will be on my trying list.

  14. Awesome the lemony flavour...belated new year wishes:)

  15. Such a flavorful and delicious cake..Wishing you a blessed and happy new year Nava..

  16. wonderful looking cake :) pass me the slice nava

  17. Count my blessings that is all I too do these days.Praying to God things shd go well this yr.
    The cake looks awesome.


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