Succulent French Lemon yogurt cake

Daily Strugglies lemon+yogurt cake

This French lemon yogurt cake is so easy to make, and has a wonderful flavor and texture. Definitely one to add to your regular baking list!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: French yogurt cake, lemon yogurt cake, yogurt cake
Servings: 12 (approx – makes 1 loaf)
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Daily Strugglies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 210g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar 200g
  • 1 lemon zest (ie from 1 lemon)
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt 180ml
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 60ml, or other plain oil eg safflower, canola
  • 1/4 cup lemon olive oil 60ml, or additional veg oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F/175C. Lightly oil and line a standard loaf pan (8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″).
  • Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl and whisk together.
  • In a large bowl, rub the lemon zest in to the sugar in to help it release the oils. You should get patches that become slightly moist.
  • Add the yogurt, eggs and vanilla to the lemony sugar and whisk until blended.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture as well and mix in.
  • Pour in the oil(s) and blend until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the lined loaf pan and smooth off the top.
  • Bake for approx 50-55 minutes until the loaf is golden on top and a skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool around 5 minutes before loosening from the pan and carefully taking the loaf out. Continue to cool in a cooling rack.

Notes

I used whole milk yogurt, but lower fat would also work. Greek-style is also fine.

The cake will keep a few days, covered at room temperature (I put in tupperware) – it will gradually dry a little so if more than around 3-4 days, you may want to toast or grill and top with berries/jam at that point but it will still be delicious as ever! Enjoy xoxo

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated  Fat: ⁴5g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 141mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 63mg |