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Grapefruit and Lime Cake with a Citrus Glaze

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Description

Grapefruit and lime in this cake shout loud and clear that warm weather is here.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 1-¾ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 8 Tablespoons (4 0z.) Unsalted Butter
  • ¾ cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • ½ cups (4 Oz.) Vanilla Yogurt
  • 3 teaspoons Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 teaspoons Lime Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Grapefruit Zest (from About 1/2 Grapefruit)
  • 2 teaspoons Lime Zest (from About 1 Lime)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ⅓ cups Milk
  • _____
  • FOR THE GLAZE:
  • 2 Tablespoons Grapefruit Juice, Strained
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice, Strained
  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar (Powdered Sugar)

Preparation

Instructions for Cake

Preheat oven to 350°.

Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray. (I used an 8×4″ pan, so if you use a different size, adjust cook time.)

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.

In a separate bowl or bowl of a mixer, beat butter until fluffy. Add brown sugar and combine well. Beat in eggs one at a time; continue to beat for 2-3 minutes.

Add yogurt, juices, zests and vanilla and mix well. Make sure to scrape down sides of mixer every so often.

Starting and ending with flour, alternate adding flour and milk to the creamed mixture. Mix well but don’t overbeat – mix until just combined.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Put loaf pan on baking sheet and place in oven.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes, turn pan 180° and continue to bake approximately 20 more minutes. Check for doneness with a cake tester, wooden skewer or toothpick. If needed, tent with aluminum foil if it starts to get too brown.

If adding glaze (see glaze instructions below), poke holes with a skewer in top of cake while still in pan and warm. Pour glaze a little at a time over cake. Use a pastry brush to spread the glaze out evenly. Let glaze soak in before pouring more on cake.

Remove cake carefully from pan. If you’d like, pour any remaining glaze over cake.

Instructions for Citrus Glaze

Combine all ingredients well. Adjust juice and/or powdered sugar for desired consistency.

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tifferrific on 7.22.2010

I have 3 minutes left on baking time! I couldn’t resist making this. If the cake is as good as the glaze… (which tastes like one of my favorite candies, Sourpatch Kids!!) then it is going to be fabulous!

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tifferrific on 7.21.2010

Umm… my heart stopped when I saw this! I have a grapefruit tree and I am always looking for stuff to make with grapefruit!

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mindada on 5.15.2010

This cake was good. Texture is nice. I followed everything but I ran out of all purpose flour so had to use about 3/4 whole wheat. It turned out just a little darker. Next time I will use ALL all purpose flour and add MORE of the citrus juices (probably double them!)

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debbieo on 4.19.2010

I made this cake yesterday and it was WONDERFUL! The texture is nice and moist and the flavor is really good. The whole family loved it. This one will I will be making again.

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tntam on 4.16.2010

I made this cake today and added more like 3 TBS of grapefruit and 3TBS of lime juice since I am a big fan of citrus deserts. The glaze seeping into the cake truly makes it yummy. My husband said it is the best cake I have ever made.

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tifferrific on 7.22.2010

This is currently in my belly! It is very good, even my grandma liked it, which is really saying something! I love everything about it!

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