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Lemon-mania – Lemon Yogurt Cake!

Lemon Yogurt Cake

Adapted from Ina Garten


No mixer, no blender, no machines.  Just two bowls, a whisk and there you go!!!  This is an incredibly easy cake to make and is a wonderful light snack or dessert.  Besides being so simple to make, it does not use any butter – amazing!!  It is so satisfying and delicious and the tartness of the lemon makes it a bright and wonderful cake.

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 3  extra large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar – divided
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Line bottom with parchment paper and grease and flour pan.


Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in one bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together yogurt, 1 cup sugar, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla.


Slowly whisk dry ingredients into wet ingredients.


With a rubber spatula, fold the canola oil into the batter . . .


until well incorporated.


Pour batter in prepared pan.


Bake for 50 minutes in center of oven.


While baking, in a small saucepan dissolve 1/3 cup of sugar with 1/3 cup lemon juice over medium-low heat until clear. Set aside.


When cake is done, allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Turn cake onto a baking rack over a sheet pan. Pour lemon-sugar mixture over cake while still warm to soak in. Cool.


Glaze – combine confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice and pour over cake.


Let harden a few minutes.


Cut and Enjoy!!!




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2 thoughts on “Lemon-mania – Lemon Yogurt Cake!

  1. Love lemon cake – how many eggs are in this? They’re in the directions but not the ingredients!

    • Finding Thyme to Cook on said:

      Dear Sarah, Thank you for finding the error. I will correct it on the post. There are 3 extra large eggs in the recipe. Sorry for the confusion I just made it last night and it is so delicious. You will love it. Thanks again. Cindi

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