French Yogurt Cake

This yogurt cake is perfect; however, in an attempt to make things even better I’ve soaked the cake in a lemon syrup and covered it in glaze! This is one tasty lemon loaf!


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 cups sugar – divided
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
3/4 cup plain or Greek yogurt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup lemon juice (reserve 2 tablespoons for glaze)
1 cup confectioner’s sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, zest, yogurt, oil, eggs and vanilla. Gradually fold in flour mixture until just incorporated. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake 1 hour. Meanwhile, dissolve 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Allow 15 minutes for cake to cool then remove from loaf pan and place on a cooling tray atop a cookie sheet. Pour lemon syrup over yogurt cake and allow it to soak in.
  6. Once cake has cooled, cover with glaze. To make glaze, combine confectioner’s sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Enjoy!

*Use vanilla yogurt if that’s all you can find. Just be sure to exclude the vanilla extract!

7 Responses to “French Yogurt Cake”
  1. Grace says:


  2. Amy says:

    This looks heavenly!

  3. Faithrises says:

    Reblogged this on Parents on Post and commented:
    Oh my goodness! This cake looks amazing!!! Thought I’d pass on the recipe. 🙂 YUM!

  4. I’m so pleased I came across TastyThumb today! I recently posted a recipe for some spiced yogurt muffins, and after reading this post, I think I’ll try your recipe for a loaf with a lemon drizzle-esque drizzle. It looks delightful!

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