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Lemon Yogurt Cake

The texture of this Cake is pretty unique; the edges bake up crispy, sweet, and caramelized and taste like butter cookies right out of the oven while the inside stays moist and delicious.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword French Cake, homemade, Lemon Cake, Lemon Yogurt Cake, Yogurt Cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 186kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest the zest of 1 medium-sized lemon
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 lbs all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • Pinch Salt


  • Spray a 9 by 5 baking pan and set aside.
  • Combine the sugar and the lemon zest. Then use your fingers to massage the zest with the sugar.
  • Add the yogurt, oil, eggs, and vanilla to the sugar and zest, then mix till all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350F for 45 to 50 minutes or till golden brown.



Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg