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French Style Yogurt Cake with Lemon

French Style Yogurt Cake with Lemon

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: French


A classic French style cake, this Yogurt cake is a simple, humble cake that is topped with a lemon glaze. It’s easy enough to make in a single bowl!


1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. grated lemon zest
1/2 cup neutral cooking oil
Juice from 2 lemons
1/4 cup powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Butter a 9-inch baking pan or line with a round of parchment paper.

In a bowl, combine the yogurt, sugar, and eggs.

Stir in the flour, baking powder and lemon zest, just until combined.

Add in the oil and stirring until it all comes together.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool on a rack for 20 minutes, then turn the cake out onto a cooling rack.

When the cake is cool, combine the lemon juice and powdered sugar. Pour the glaze over the cake. It will be thin and will soak into the cake.


Recipe Notes:

recipe from Orangette