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French Grandma lemon yogurt cake with berries, powdered sugar, and yogurt on a blue and white plate with a white linen.
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Lemon Yogurt Cake

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine French
Keyword after school snack, french yogurt cake, lemon yogurt cake, yogurt cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 308kcal
Author Rebecca Lindamood


  • cake pan or loaf pan


For the Yogurt Cake:

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 ½ cups 6.75 ounces by weight all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 lemon zested
  • ½ cup pure olive oil or another neutral oil

For the Glaze:

  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ¾ cup confectioner’s sugar

Optional for Serving:

  • A dusting of confectioner’s sugar
  • Fresh berries
  • Additional yogurt


To Make the Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Spray a loaf or cake pan with nonstick cooking spray and line the bottom of the pan with parchment. Alternately, spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set the pan aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set this aside.
  • Add the yogurt, sugar, eggs, and zest of the lemon to a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth and even in colour. Switch to a spatula and stir in the flour until moistened.
  • Add the oil and stir until the mixture comes back together and is even. Scrape into the prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick or skewer inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cake rest in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn the cake gently out onto a cooling rack set over a sheet pan.

To Make the Glaze and Glaze the Cake:

  • Whisk together the lemon juice and confectioner’s sugar and brush the glaze all over the top and sides of the cake. Repeat this process until all of the glaze has been used.
  • Allow the yogurt cake to cool completely. The glaze will firm up as it cools.

To Serve

  • Serve in slices alone, dusted with confectioner’s sugar, or served with additional yogurt, crème fraîche, and berries.


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg