Thursday, 5 February 2015

Lemon Chia Seed Cake


When I was in secondary school, I wanted to become a rock star. I used to listen to AC/DC, Kiss, Judas Priest and Def Leppard full blast on my walkman (a now extinct device?). The Sony walkman was a gift from my uncle and to this day I am forever grateful to him. As I listened to the guitar riffs, I imagined myself playing lead guitar on stage. LOL!


I did mention my music preference and teenage dreams here and here. And coming back to present day, there is no way I could be a rockstar. I mean what rockstar goes to bed at 9:00pm right? LOL!

Anyway, before I get into this delicious Lemon Chia Seed Cake, let me digress a little. About 2 weeks ago, me and 9 other fellow bloggers received a personalized music CD from SK. This is not the first time that I received a gift from a fellow blogger.

There were 3 other occasions. The first was from Shannon of Just as Delish, the second from Yen of Eat Your Heart Out and third from Lok of Realgunners. Those were giveaways that depended on chance and I guess I got lucky :) But SK's is all about spamming power :D


We all love gifts don't we? So of course I was delighted when this CD with a Butterscotch Pecan Tart cover came together with a Chinese New Year Card. Very nice! 



Best of all, I got to choose 10 songs that I like. In addition to that, I got 4 bonus tracks selected for me. Just in case you are curious, this is my track listing. As you can see, it is quite a mixed bag of choices. I like songs with a certain sound but I just can't describe what that is hah..hah... 

[SK/0617] BLOGGERS AWARDS MMXIV
PERSONALIZED MUSIC CD TRACK LIST
Compilation Title
Total Running Time
Phong Hong
60:28
LEGEND:
 Songs you requested    Bonus songs picked for you based on your list
01.Radioactive  3:06
Imagine Dragons
02.Wide Awake  4:30
Katy Perry
03.One More Night  3:40
Maroon 5
04.Warmer Side of Cool  4:42
Wang Chung
05.Centuries  3:48
Fall Out Boy
06.House of 1000 Pleasures  5:10
EZO
07.Brother  3:54
Dark New Day
08.Somewhere I Belong  3:34
Linkin Park
09.Going Under  3:34
Evanescence
10.Mr Pessimist  6:17
Tears for Fears
11.Elemental  5:30
Tears for Fears
12.Cold  5:01
Tears for Fears
13.Break It Down Again  4:31
Tears for Fears
14.Everybody Wants To Rule The World  3:10
Tears for Fears


For me this is one super awesome compilation which I enjoy listening to almost everyday. Yeah!

OK, back to cake. As I have mentioned before, I used to dislike the smell of lemony biscuits or cakes. But all that has changed since I started baking. And what can I say? I love this cake a lot. It is seriously good and I love the added crunch from the chia seeds. But I felt that there was not enough chia seeds so I guess I will add more in my next bake.




So I leave you now with the recipe while I go listen to my awesome CD! 










Lemon Chia Seed Cake
Recipe source : Adapted from Aunty Young

Ingredients :
- 130g caster sugar
- 120g butter
- 3 eggs
- 180g milk
-  2 tsp vanilla extract
- 250g self-raising flour
- 2 tbsp chia seeds (I would add 3 tbsp next time)
- lemon zest from 1 lemon

Lemon glaze :
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 tbsp sugar

Method :
For the cake :
1. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. Add milk and vanilla extract.
4. Fold in flour, lemon zest and chia seeds.
5. Pour batter into a lined loaf pan (I used 2 smaller loaf pans) and bake at 160C for 50 minutes or until skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. Poke holes in the cake and brush with lemon glaze.
7. After about 10 minutes, unmould the cake.
8. While still warm, brush the cake with remaining lemon glaze.

Note : This cakes tastes better the next day!

For the lemon glaze :
- Mix the lemon juice and sugar and stir until sugar dissolves.


64 comments:

  1. Amboi you listened to rock songs ga when you were young? I remembered when I was young, it was all about Brittney Spears, MLTR, Boyzone and Westlife, haha.. No rock rock one..
    I've seen many people blogging about chia seeds at one time.. Just add a spoonful in your drink or something.. So this is like a lemon butter cake with chia seeds, I like..As usual I can finish the whole loaf *ngap*

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    1. Louiz, I still listen to rock hee..hee.. I cannot stand those slow slow songs. Chia seeds is quite nice in this cake. Has a crunchy feel to it.

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  2. Mentioning about walkman makes me think of my school day, i used to have a walkman too, and will use it to listen to music while on the bus etc...

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    1. Sharon, me too think about school days. I only listen to is in my bedroom.

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  3. Loves the cake you bake, can eat up a few pieces, hehe...

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    1. Thanks, it is a good cake. I ate 2 slices and then quickly pack to give away hee..hee,,,

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  4. yeah, I was surprised to get that list from PH with all the rock songs!!! never expected that at all, and luckily those rock songs are "digestible" for me, at least not the heavy metal rock, haha!! so I also got a few of the rock songs I keep and put them into the CS as bonus tracks.. so this Rock-Star-Wannabe-Baking-Queen really turns on her music loud while baking?? no wonder all her cakes raise so well and look so beautifully delicious, because the rock songs stimulate them!!! hahahaha..

    of course, I must say thank you for your support and this CD is just a small little token from me.. hope you continue to spam in 2015 and aim for not only the CD but also the medal ya!! hehehe~~ :p

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    1. SK, you never expect auntie to listen to rock songs, huh? hee..hee... I think most people would not expect it either :) Don't worry, I will spam ever harder this year because I want another CD loaded with rock songs!

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  5. okay back to you cake.. Fuyoh!!! lemon chia seed cake!! and that already sounds so delicious!! I like the zest of a lemon and thus fruit also smells good and refreshing.. chia seed, oh yeah, I would love that "poppy" texture when bite into the fluffy cake.. and lastly the cake looks so moist and buttery enough that I can wallop the whole block in a go.. can fight with Princess Ribbon woh!! xD

    actually I was somehow expecting PH to bake what's on the CD cover when she blogs about it.. Butterscotch Pecan Tart, muahahaha!!! ada jadi ke?? xD

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    1. One day you will see the Butterscotch Pecan Tart here :) I must bake that so that I use my expensive tart pans. I have used once only.

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  6. PH... I pun suka dgr lagu2 rock masa muda2 dulu plus rap also... ice ice baby yg paling I suka dengar.. hehe...
    anyway.. dah salin resepi tu... doakan kerajinan I utk baking ye... TQ PH..

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    1. Ye ke? Alamak sama lah kita hee..hee... Lagu ice ice baby tu pun PH minat sampai sekarang hee..hee... MaDiHaA kena sembuh dulu sebelum membaking. Kesihatan mesti diutamakan!

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    2. PH.. rasanya setakat baking boleh kot... hihi..
      Oh ya.. PH nak tanya you sikit ni.. resepi kek ni tak guna agen penaik ke? Mcm baking powder ker.... pls advice ye... thanks PH

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    3. Alamak typo! PH guna tepung berserbuk penaik (self-raising flour). Sori ye...hee..hee...

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  7. Ooo...I love lemony cakes (in fact, I love anything lemon)...they smell so fragrant! Chia seeds and poppy seeds...are they interchangeable?

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    1. Kris, I suppose they are though I am not quite sure! I didn't have poppy seeds so I thought it was a good substitute and it was!

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  8. Chia seeds, great for health! My girl loves the bread, sold at one bakery here.

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    1. I love breads that have seed in and on them too!

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  9. Hey Rockstar wannabe! First time I know you are into music !! Sorry didnt catch it in your earlier posts.. and the songs... wow... I have never heard of them! Cos me no rockstar... me softstar.. listens to soft music only... hahahaa... Anyway, SK did a good job.. so nicely made... enjoy it, PH!

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    1. Hi Claire! Now old already no more rockstar ambition hah..hah.. just do cooking and baking only :)

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  10. Eh, what is butterelf (in your ingredients list)? Is that a typo or is it me jakun never seen it before? Anyway I don't like seeds in my cake, maybe I will try this but replace with chocolate chips XD

    I think 90% of the people would have wanted to be a rock star at some stage of their teen-hood :D

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    1. oops...that was a typo! Corrected already and thanks for pointing out. Ah..you actually read the recipe :)

      I suppose you are also in that 90% :D

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  11. Rock Star lemon cake baker! Cool! Hehehe

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  12. Hi Phong Hong,
    Other than Shout from Tears For Fears, track #14 is also my favourite ^-^!
    Yum yum ! My big kids love lemony or chocolate cakes !

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  13. I always had a green walkman and listen to AC/DC plus Bon Jovi and Guns and Roses:)))

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    1. Ola, so you like rock music too! Cool!

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  14. I still have half bottle of Chia seeds, perhaps can consider doing this cake, the ingredients seems easy to prepare too!

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    1. Yes, Hayley you can bake this cake. It tastes very nice and put extra chia seeds for more crunch.

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  15. Phong Hong, I am not into rock music but I remembered I wanted to be a drummer. Hah hah..it remained a dream till this day.

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    1. Nancy, a drummer! By the way I like the Christmas song - The Little Drummer Boy :)

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  16. I love lemon in bakes too....they make the cakes so appetizing and seem less sweet!

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  17. I love bakes with lemon. Always made me want to eat more :D
    Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe, Phong Hong :)

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    1. You are welcome Ann! I wanted to eat more of this cake but I stopped myself!

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  18. Oh, time for me to go search for cake to eat again. Have not eaten lemon chia seed cake before but I can imagine it to be tasty and crunchy on the part of the chia seed going pop, pop, pop when you bite on them in your mouth.

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    1. Mun, hope you can find a lemon cake to eat :)

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  19. I seldom had lemon cake but I like to have anything lemon or orange.
    woah...you seems a tears for fears fan. Me too...back in the 80s.

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    1. Chris, I still like Tears for Fears :)

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  20. Awesome bake again, Phong Hong. I have lemon, I have chia seeds, I have all the ingredients you stated here. Now, only i need to have time to try this recipe. Thanks.

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    1. Yannie, I am sure you can find time to bake this nice lemony cake!

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  21. Hi Phong Hong, I know this is a GOOD cake with lemon and Chia Seeds. My friend is suppose to get me a packet of Chia Seeds from Adventist Bakery Store and I'm still waiting, hehehe! Would love to bake this cake when I have my Chia seeds.

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    1. Kimmy, apparently there are many things that can be done with chia seeds, I have a lot leftover and must finish them. Not cheap these chia seeds hee..hee...

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  22. I had won quite a few prizes from contests organized by bloggers as well…so excited when they came in the post lol! the chia seeds and lemon combo sounds yummy! I had baked something similar before!

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    1. Jeannie, I hope to win more prizes hee..hee...

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  23. Wow this is one hot auntie!

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  24. Same as Chris, I also like Tears for Fears, especially everybody wants to rule the world

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  25. I also like Alphaville and Johnny Hates Jazz

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    1. Wow! There's one song by Johnny Hates Jazz that is quite nice. I thinks it's called Turn Back the Clock or something like that.

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  26. Would love to have a piece of this now. Makan anything also no taste :(

    Wah...your song list good wor. kekekeke.....very "in" .

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    1. hee..hee.. got lagu lapan puluhan :D

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  27. Love your gorgeous cake and wonderful flavors. I can never get enough of lemon cake!

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  28. Hi, Phong Hong
    Wow, your cake looks so delicious and tempting! Also, the chia seeds make it a much more healthier cake. Well done!
    Thanks for linking back to my post too!

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    1. Thanks for the recipe, Aunty Young!

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  29. Hey, your cake looks nice and I think chia seeds do pair well with lemon. Bookmarked!

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