Granny's French lemon yogurt cake

peggy kriebel


This cake is really good and moist!

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25 Min
30 Min


1/2 cup plain yogurt or greek yogurt
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
grated lemon zest from 1 med. lemon
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup powdered sugar

How to Make Granny's French lemon yogurt cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350
  • 2Spray a 8 inch round cake pan with baking spray
  • 3In a large bowl, combine yogurt, sugar, eggs, stirring until well blended.
  • 4Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest and mix to just combine.
  • 5Add the oil, and stir well. Don't worry at first it will seem to separate, but keep stirring till smooth.
  • 6Pour the batter into prepared pan.
  • 7Bake for 30-40 mins until cake feels springy to the touch, and be careful to not overbake!
  • 8Cool cake on wire rack for 10 mins. Then turn out of pan onto the rack.
  • 9Glaze: Combine the lemon juice, powdered sugar in a small bowl and stir until smooth. With a pastry brush, gently pat the glaze all over the cake till the glaze is gone.
  • 10Allow the cake to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar(optional).

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About Granny's French lemon yogurt cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: French