Lemon Yogurt Cake

The tart lemon flavor shine through, and the addition of whole milk yogurt makes a moist and tender crumb. This dessert won't last long.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
3 extra-large eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the glaze:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease and flour the pan.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it's all incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Meanwhile, cook the 1/3 cup lemon juice and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.

When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan. While the cake is still warm, pour the lemon-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in. Cool.

For the glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake.




Teresa B said...

Lemon and yogurt sounds like a perfect combination. Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

Sarah Smith said...

Hi, I'm visiting here from Recipe of the Week. Your cake looks delicious, and I love the simple ingredients!

Donna said...

I absolutely love lemon cakes so I'm sure this is gorgeous. It looks fantastic! #CookBlogShare

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I have quite a few lemons and a few large conr=tainers of yogurt so I think this recipe will be next on my list to make. Thanks!

Carlee said...

I love baking with yogurt and all things lemon. This looks delicious!

Akamatra said...

I am going to substitute the sugar with honey so that my toddler can eat it. It's going to be gone in hours, lol!
New fan here from the Bouquet of talent link party!

The Saucy Southerner said...

Sounds wonderful! Thanks for joining us on Friday Frenzy! P~