Lemon-Yogurt Tea Cakes Recipe

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Lemon-Yogurt Tea Cakes Recipe
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Lemon-Yogurt Tea Cakes Recipe

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4.5 17 12
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Light, tender and tangy, these little lemon cakes will be the belle of the brunch. They’re also great for lunch, supper or snacking.—Ruth Burrus, Zionsville, Indiana
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free plain yogurt
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk the yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice, peel and extract; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon-Yogurt Tea Cakes in Country Woman June/July 2010, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 tea cake: 232 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free plain yogurt
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk the yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice, peel and extract; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon-Yogurt Tea Cakes in Country Woman June/July 2010, p45

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 260116
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2017

"These lemon muffins are absolutely delicious and some of the best I've ever made! I used Greek yogurt and ended up with 14 light and tender muffins. My husband especially liked the delicate lemon flavor!"

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Marinabee User ID: 8275675 221735
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Love the lemon tea cakes. These will be perfect for Easter Brunch. I will definitely make these lemon tea cakes again. They were delicious; batter was a bit thick. You can also try this with oranges ."

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[email protected] User ID: 1633183 162103
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"Light, tender with just the right amount of lemon"

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Mom Kat User ID: 2116065 154058
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"Can these be made with Greek yogurt?"

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Gardener88 User ID: 7315785 157925
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"I love this recipe and have been making these muffins for years. One of my favorites!"

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TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 139152
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"These are delicious! The batter was quite thick, so I didn't know what to expect. But they turned out very light, spongy, and tasty! They have just the right amount of lemon flavor."

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meghanred User ID: 4740451 82618
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2011

"Simply lovely, light, and delicate."

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LindaLois User ID: 5202693 155321
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"It was good, but I did add almost 12ozs of yogurt and alot of lemon juice to get it to taste like lemon, grated lemon peel was nice."

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kkable User ID: 5066021 162066
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"Not too sweet, pleasant lemony taste. Good any time of day."

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podster86 User ID: 3916188 157909
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"These tea cakes were great! We loved the crunchy top. The only change I would make is to add more lemon because you can barely taste the lemon flavor."

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