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Lemon Yogurt Cake

May 11, 2011

I love this cake.  What a delicious lemon cake which I have made a few times since I first saw it on  Lora has a wonderful and sweet site where you will find classics, new, fun and delicious sweets.  This particular cake will be a “go to” for  fast, easy and yet an elegant dessert.  There are many  more cakes, pies and other treats on her site that are on my  list to try soon.

 Lemon Yogurt Cake


(For the Cake)

  • 1/2 C. Plain Whole Milk Yogurt (stir well)
  • 1 C. Sugar (granulated)
  • 3 Lg. Eggs
  • 1 1/2 C. Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 t. Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 C. Olive Oil
  • 2 T. Powdered Sugar (sprinkle on cake for garnish, optional)
  • A few slices of lemon (for garnish, optional)
  • Mint Leaves (for garnish, optional)

(For the Lemon Syrup) 

  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1/4 C. Powdered Sugar (sifted)

(For the Lemon Icing)

  • 1 C. Powdered Sugar (sifted)
  • 3 T. Lemon Juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease and flour a 9″ round cake pan
  2. In a large bowl combine the yogurt, sugar and eggs; mix well
  3. In another bowl mix the flour, baking powder and lemon zest; add the flour mixture with the yogurt mixture and blend well
  4. Add the oil and stir until mixed thoroughly; pour the batter into the pan and bake 30-35 minutes (until the cake tester comes out clean
  5. Cool cake for about 20 minutes then place on a rack to cool completely
  6. In a small bowl prepare the lemon syrup; combine the sugar and lemon juice until it is syrup; spoon over cake
  7. In another bowl prepare the lemon icing; whisk together the sugar and lemon juice thoroughly; spoon the icing over the cooled cake
  8. Let icing firm before serving (for about 1 hour)
  9. Garnish with a few slices of lemon (optional)
  10. Add a scoop of Ice Cream for garnish (optional)

(Serves 8)

Recipe from Lora at

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2012 23:18

    hola se ve riquisimoooo!! lo hare,a ver si me sale igual.

  2. May 23, 2011 15:37

    I made a cake similar to this ( but from a mix, with no frosting, just the glaze) and it’s everyone’s favorite. I baked mine in jars and they were a hit! After seeing yours, I’d like to try this recipe too!

    • May 24, 2011 17:44

      Hi Megan, thanks for stopping by. The original recipe did not have the dusting of conf. sugar, but with the humidity here the glaze melted away. Both are delicious, will have to look at yours in the jars, sounds good.

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