Cocoa lemon cake

Want to make a sweet and simple cake for those cold winter days? We have the ideal solution for you, this cocoa cake flavored with lemon is perfect for serving with a hot tea or latte. Bon appetit!!!

Cocoa lemon cake on a plate

Cocoa lemon cake on a plate

INGREDIENTS FOR THIS RECIPE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

Cocoa powder
Granulated sugar
All-purpose flour
Lemon juice
Butter
Eggs
Lemon zest
Vanilla extract
Salt
Baking powder

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE COCOA LEMON CAKE:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a bundt cake pan with butter and dust with cocoa powder.

Step 2: Beat the sugar, butter, eggs and the lemon zest until obtain a creamy mixture. Add the lemon juice, vanilla extract and mix for 1 to 2 min. Add the cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, flour, baking powder and beat until a creamy and homogeneous mixture.Dough of cocoa lemon cake on a large glass bowlDough of cocoa lemon cake on a large glass bowl

Step 3: Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.Dough of cocoa lemon cake on a bundt cake pan

Step 4: Turn off the oven and unmold the cake. Let cool completely and serve.

Slice of cocoa lemon cake on a plate

TIPS FOR THIS RECIPE

1. When preheating the oven, make sure you have all ingredients ready to start making the cake.

2. Place the oven rack in the middle. This allows the hot air to circulate evenly around the cake, resulting in even cooking.

3. When placing the cake in the oven, the oven should not be too hot, if it is, the cake will rise too quickly and there will be no time for the inside of the cake to cook at the same speed (what often happens is the cake sinks in the middle). If the oven is too hot, leave the oven door open until the temperature drops a little.

4. Never open the oven door while the cake is baking. The kitchen temperature is always lower than the oven temperature, what will happen is that the oven temperature will drop and the risk of the cake sinks in the middle increases.

5. The first thing to do before taking the cake out of the oven, is to stick a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it's dry, it's cooked. Turn off the oven and leave the cake in the oven for another 5 minutes.

6. Do not open the oven door all the way, leave the door open about 10 to 15 centimeters (4 inches to 6 inches) and wait another 5 or 10 minutes so that the heat enters the kitchen and there is no temperature shock that causes the cake to collapse (the time depends on the season of the year, if it is summer leave it for about 5 minutes, if it is winter 10 minutes).

RECIPE VIDEO:

Cocoa lemon cake

Cocoa lemon cake on a plate

Want to make a sweet and simple cake for those cold winter days? We have the ideal solution for you, this cocoa cake flavored with lemon is perfect for serving with a hot tea or latte. Bon appetit!!!

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Servings:: 12 slices
Prep Time: 20 m
Cook Time: 25 m
Total Time: 45 m

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 175 grams (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 150 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) lemon juice
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) butter to room temperature
  • 2 medium eggs
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a bundt cake pan (24 x 8 centimeters (9 1/2-inch diameter with 3 1/4-inch-high sides)) with butter and dust with cocoa powder.
  2. In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the sugar, butter, eggs and the lemon zest until obtain a creamy mixture. Add the lemon juice, vanilla extract and mix for 1 to 2 min. Add the cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, flour, baking powder and beat until a creamy and homogeneous mixture.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes (the time depends on the oven).
  4. Turn off the oven and unmold the cake. Let cool completely and serve.
Cocoa lemon cake
Nutrition facts
Serves 12 slices
Per Serving:
% DAILY VALUE
Calories 176
Total Fat 8 g(10%)
Saturated Fat 4.5 g(23%)
Cholesterol 45 mg(15%)
Sodium 72 mg(3%)
Total Carbohydrate 25.5 g(9%)
Protein 2.5 g
 

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