This is a very classic, reliable, yogurt cake, great for company and enjoyed by everyone who has tried it. It is very tender and moist, and has a delicate flavor enhanced with lemon zest. Great with coffee or tea! Refrigerate leftover cake.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a metal loaf pan with butter.

  • Whisk sugar and lemon zest together in a large bowl. Whisk in yogurt, eggs, oil, and vanilla extract until well blended.

  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Whisk into the yogurt mixture until just blended. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Invert cake onto a cooling rack and cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; 12.4 g total fat; 73 mg cholesterol; 319 mg sodium. 45.6 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g protein; Full Nutrition