Friday, August 6, 2010

Lemon Yogurt Cake

This recipe is from Barefoot Contessa at Home cookbook. It's moist and delicious!  And it's also my new  favorite cake for anytime of the year.

Cake Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
dash salt
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp lemon zest (2 large lemons)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bread loaf pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure to incorporate well. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 45-48 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Lemon Simple Sugar:
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (juice from 2 lemons)
1/3 cup sugar

In a small sauce pan, add the 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar. Cook until the sugar dissolves completely. Turn off heat and set aside.

When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully transfer cake to wire baking rack on top of a sheet pan. Pour the lemon-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in. Let cake cool.

Lemon Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice

In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Pour over the cooled cake and let it run down the sides. Slice and enjoy!


  1. Hi Rhondi, this cake looks really moist and delicious. I love lemon cakes! Thank you for submitting your entry to Culinary Smackdown. And thank you too for being my newest follower! I'm following you too. Good luck for the Challenge!

  2. I made this today and it turned out great! I added a little bit of vanilla to the final glaze, as it was too potent for my kiddos. Thanks for the recipe! It is a beautiful little cake.

  3. Ali, vanilla is a great addition to the glaze. I will try it next time too! So glad you liked it.

  4. I just made this cake, it was amazing. Tasted like a lemon tart. I tweaked the recipe a bit to add orange juice to the drizzle, and I also added 3/4th cup of vegetable oil instead of 1/2. It was scrumptious!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your recipe, that's so nice. The cake looks so delicious. I will try to make it Hopefully its successful and looks like your picture.
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