Cooking with Anita Marcela: Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake to Bake with Kids
Cooking with children is less complicated than it looks. The key is to have great preparation. Depending on the age of the children, you can even measure all the ingredients beforehand so that they only add and mix them. When they are a little older and can help throughout the process, it’s good to give them the freedom to measure the ingredients, and this teaches them math and calculation.
Ideally, prepare the workplace before the children arrive in the kitchen. Place on the table the utensils to be used, in this case, that includes a cake pan, cups and measuring spoons, a small pot to melt the butter, a spatula to stir at the end and the electric mixer. It is also useful to take out all the ingredients and put them on the work set. When the little helpers arrive, we wash their hands and get to work!
The pound cake is an ideal recipe to prepare with children, plus it is a delicious snack. It also serves for a different type of celebration, in this case, you can add a cake topper like one of these from Merry Monday. You’ll be ready to serve it and start the party.
Serves 8 people (9” x 5” cake)
Cooks in 90 minutes
What you’ll need //
For the pound cake:
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
For the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Zest of lemon to garnish
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare the mold you are going to use, grit it with butter and sprinkle a little flour on top.
Melt the butter in a small pot at a low temperature and set aside to cool.
In the bowl and using an electric mixer, mix the eggs and sugar for 3 minutes until the mixture gets a light color.
Add the flour and baking powder and stir with a spatula just until incorporated.
Add the melted butter, lemon juice, and yogurt.
Pour the mixture into the cake pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until, when you insert a wooden stick into the center of the cake, it comes out clean.
When ready, take it out of the oven and let it rest for at least 10 minutes before taking out from the mold.