Lemon yogurt cake


Lemon Yogurt Cake. One of my all time favourite cake. I have already shared a version of it before. But I could never get enough with the combination of yogurt and lemon. So here i am with another recipe of it. Lemon yogurt cake is a very popular french inspired cake. This is not the cake loaded with frosting and all. A plain basic cake with the perfect crumbs and mild lemon taste.

Yogurt is a wonderful addition to the cake to create moist crumbs in cakes. The lemon added in the cake not only provides a wonderful lemon taste and flavour to the cake but keeps the cake moist for longer. Lemon also adds a tang to the cake which balance the whole taste of the cake.


  • 1½ cup All Purpose Flour (maida) (180 grams)
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Plain Yogurt (120 ml)
  • 1 cup Sugar (200 grams)
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • ½ cup Oil (120 ml)
  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Lemon Juice


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C (356 degree F). Grease a 8 inch round pan with oil and sprinkle flour all over it. Coat on all sides and tap off the excess.
  2. Now take flour, baking powder, salt in a bowl and whisk till combined. Set aside.
  3. Take yogurt, sugar, oil, lemon zest and eggs in a bowl and whisk well.
  4. Add in flour in it and fold gently. Dont over mix.
  5. Spoon this into the baking pan and bake for 30 to 40 mins. Insert a toothpick to check whether the cake is done or not.
  6. Now remove it from oven and let it cool in the tin for 10 mins. Now ease the sides and invert it.
  7. Cool it down.
  8. When the cake is cooling, make icing by mixing up icing sugar and lemon juice. Pour this over the warm cake and slice and serve.