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Craving: Lemon Yogurt Cake

March 28, 2011

On Friday I promised something especially delicious was in store for Monday and here it is: a lemon yogurt cake baked just for you! Hope you don’t mind…I took a bite.

Photo: Freutcake Design Studio


Lemon Yogurt Cake:
adapted slightly from Barefoot Contessa

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup fat-free Fage greek yogurt
1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
3 extra-large eggs
grated zest of 2 lemons
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:
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.

Freutcake Notes: The original recipe calls for a glaze but I find it delicious without!

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2011 8:07 am

    oh yumm! this looks scrumptious – beautiful photos!

  2. March 28, 2011 9:51 am

    Oh goody goody goody! I love lemon cake, but haven’t ever tried lemon yogurt cake! I usually have Greek yogurt in the house too…although it isn’t Fage brand. I can’t wait to try baking this!

  3. Marina permalink
    March 28, 2011 9:59 am

    Hi Leah,
    I love your blog and all of the recipes too! Thanks for sharing.
    “Hunters” mom,
    Marina

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