Amazing French Cake

Orange French Yogurt Cake


This Orange French Yogurt Cake is so easy to make, and has a wonderful flavor and texture. Definitely one to add to your regular baking list!


  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour plain flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon zest (ie from 1 lemon)
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil or other plain oil eg safflower, canola
  • ¼ cup lemon olive oil or additional vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/175C. Lightly oil and line a standard loaf pan (8 ½” x 4 ¼”, 21x11cm).
  2. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl and whisk together.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the yogurt, eggs and vanilla to the lemony sugar and whisk until blended.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture as well and mix in.
  6. Pour in the oil(s) and blend until combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the lined loaf pan and smooth off the top.
  8. Bake for approx 50-55 minutes until the loaf is golden on top and a skewer comes out clean.
  9. Leave to cool around 5 minutes before loosening from the pan and carefully taking the loaf out. Continue to cool in a cooling rack.