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Apr 1, 2016

French Lemon Yogurt Cake Recipe

Lemon Yogurt Cake..One of my all time favourite cake..I have already shared a version of it before. But i could never get off with the combination of yogurt and lemon. So here i am with another recipe of it. 

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The combination of lemon and yogurt works magic in this cake and creates a lovely soft and light texture in this cake..I really enjoy it so much. 

You can easily make this cake as orange yogurt cake, instead of lemon zest add orange zest and in the icing, add orange juice for lemon juice. You can even skip the icing part, but i suggest you to make it since it adds a extra moistness in this cake..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 30 to 40 mins
Serves: 8 to 10
Recipe Source: thecafesucrefarine


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 1/2 cup / 180 grams
Baking Powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Plain Yogurt / Curd - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Sugar - 1 cup / 200 grams
Eggs - 3
Lemon Zest - from one medium size lemon
Oil - 1/2 cup / 120 ml

For Lemon Glaze:
Confectioners Sugar / Icing Sugar - 3/4 cup
Lemon Juice - 3 to 4 tblspn

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)


Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Grease a 8 inch round pan with oil and sprinkle flour all over it. Coat on all sides and tap off the excess.

Now take flour, baking powder, salt in a bowl and whisk till combined. Set aside.

Take yogurt, sugar, oil, lemon zest and eggs in a bowl and whisk well.

Add in flour in it and fold gently. Dont over mix. 

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.

Now remove it from oven and let it cool in the tin for 10 mins. Now ease the sides and invert it. 

Cool it down. 

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.

Take all your ingredients

take flour in a bowl

add salt

add baking powder

mix it well and set aside

prepare a baking pan, by greasing it with oil and dusting with flour..set aside

take yogurt in a bowl

add sugar

grate some lemon zest

whisk well

add eggs

whisk to mix

add oil

mix well

add the dry ingredients

fold gently

scrape down the sides 

spoon the batter into the pan

tap off few times to remove the air bubbles..Now bake them

now it is done

cool down the cake..

now make icing..take icing sugar in a bowl

add lemon juice

now it is a bit thick

add some more juice

mix so it reaches the perfect consistency


spoon the icing all over the cake

now it is done

Slice and serve


  1. I didn't try out this cake still but I have seen it over and over again in TLC ... Nice that you taken in efforts and the outcome is pretty much the same.. And good pic's posted.. Very helpful... I always refer your method of cooking before I try out a new dish....

  2. Hi Arthi ,,awesome recipe.,,I just want to know at what temperature I should bake the cake in conventional oven..be it any Cake..,,thank u so much.,I baked orange zest Cake with ur recipe,,turned out really good,,still not sure abt the temp.,

  3. Wow! Would it be possible to make it in the pressure cooker? What changes , if any, are to be made?

  4. Can I use whole wheat flour instead of maida?

  5. I would really love to try this, but do not have an oven.. Would it be possible to make in a pressure cooker?

  6. Can we use melted butter instead of oil

  7. @Anonymousyes u can bake it in pressure cooker. timing may vary

  8. @meena mkif u use wheat flour the cake may be little dense, but still it will taste good

  9. Hey.. Thanks for the recipe. Looks yum. Please help me to find a alternate for eggs in this recipe

  10. Hi Aarthi, Can i reduce th number of eggs to 2 instead of three? Will it affect the texture of the cake? Waiting for ur reply..


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