Tuesday, February 2, 2016

greek yogurt 52 ways: #34 ina garten's lemon yogurt cake

greek yogurt 52 ways: # 34 lemon yogurt cake
I've made Ina Garten's lemon yogurt cake before. In fact, back when I first made it, I intended to blog about it. The pictures I took were too dark though as I had baked the bread in the evening. I came across the pictures 2 weeks ago, and thought, "I NEED to share that recipe!" It's so easy and so tasty. I like that this cake is tart due to the lemon zest, lemon juice, and yogurt. The original recipe calls for 1 c of plain yogurt. This time around I substituted plain yogurt using plain, Greek yogurt instead. This made the cake more dense, but still just as delicious as I remember it. I love it! I think you will, too.
greek yogurt 52 ways: # 34 lemon yogurt cake
*not pictured: 1/2 c of vegetable oil, 1/3 c of lemon juice, 1 c of confectioners' sugar, 2 tbsp of lemon juice

I'm paraphrasing from Ina Garten's recipe (see here). For this recipe, preheat your oven to 350*. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in 1 bowl. In another bowl, whisk the yogurt, 1 c of sugar, eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Fold the vegetable oil into the batter. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake for about 50 minutes.
greek yogurt 52 ways: # 34 lemon yogurt cake
Then cook 1/3 cup of lemon juice and 1/3 cup of sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves. When the cake is done, allow it to cool for 10 minutes. While the cake is still warm, pour the lemon-sugar mixture on the cake and let it soak. For the glaze, combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and drizzle over the cake.
greek yogurt 52 ways: # 34 lemon yogurt cake
I enjoy citrusy desserts. Do you??
greek yogurt 52 ways: # 34 lemon yogurt cake
Have any Greek yogurt, dessert recipes you'd like to share? Leave your recipes or links in the comments. :)

If you try a recipe I share, be sure to let me know! Use the hashtag: #greekyogurt52ways.

**I'm making Greek yogurt 52 ways. Read about why I'm doing this project right here and read about the health benefits of Greek yogurt right here. See all of the ways I've incorporated Greek yogurt into my dessert or breakfast so far here. I recently completed a 52 sandwiches project. Read more about that project here.**
greek yogurt 52 ways: # 34 lemon yogurt cake


  1. Mmmm...looks yummy! I love lemon so now I have to make this. Thanks for sharing Jessica.

    1. Let me know what you think of it when you do! :)