Yogurt Lemon Cake

lemon cake

Ingredients

Cake 

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

lemon yogurt cake

Lemon Cream: 

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • grated zest for the top (optional)

lemon yogurt cake

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil cake form.
  • With an electrical mixer beat 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 Tablespoon of lemon zest and 1 cup of sugar.

lemon yogurt cake

  • Add in 3 Large eggs beat for 1 minutes, and 1 cup greek yogurt. Beat until smooth and pale.

lemon yogurt cake

  • Turn mixer to the lowest speed.
  • Sift dry ingredients together 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add to the mixing bowl.
    Incorporate all together.
  • Transfer into prepared cake form.

lemon yogurt cake

  • Bake for 40-45minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Cool down completely.

lemon yogurt cake

  • Slice cake in half.

Lemon Cream: 

  • Melt 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter in a pan or microwave.
  • Mix together 2 cups of powdered sugar, melted butter and juice from 1 lemon.

lemon yogurt cake

  • Spread on bottom slice of cake, place the top half on top.

lemon yogurt cake

  • Spread the rest of the cream all over the cake.
  • Decorate with lemon zest (optional) .

lemon yogurt cake

Items I used in this recipe: 

Mixing bowl Pyrex Prepware 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Clear
Kitchenaid mixer KitchenAid Classic Plus Series 4.5 Qt. Tilt-Head Stand Mixer – Silver
Cake form Cake Boss Professional Nonstick Bakeware 3-Piece Round Cake Pan Set, Silver
Cooling rack Baker’s Secret 1061483 10-by-16-Inch Nonstick Cooling Rack, Set of 2

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