Friday, October 8, 2010

Lemon Yogurt Cake

This cake was baked when my nephew came to my house to stay over weekend. He was very interested and persistant to try out baking so I decided to pick one easy recipe for him . Since I had many lemons to clear, this lemon yogurt cake fit nicely into my requirements.

I used the 8" x 3.5" x 3" cake pan that yield shorter cake. If you prefer taller care, feel free to use smaller cake pan.

Recipe adapted from 橘色陽光下.

Ingredients :
Wet Ingredients :

4 eggs
115g yogurt original flavour (I used 1 bottle which is 140g)
1 lemon zest (from 1 whole lemon)
1 tbsp lemon juice
110g butter (soften in room temperature)
110g castor sugar (I reduced to 100g)

Beat all the above ingredients till welll combined.

Dry Ingredients :
150g cake flour
1.5 tsp baking powder

Sift the above dry ingredients.

Lemon Syrup :
1 tbsp icing sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice

Stir to mix well and set aside for later use.

Method :
1. Fold in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, careful not to be overfold.
2. Pour the cake batter to the cake pan and bake at pre-heat oven at 180C for 35 - 40 mins.
3. Remove the cake from the oven and drizzle with lemon syrup.

The cake is refreshing, light, moist, soft and compact. Tasted much like lemon butter cake that I baked sometimes ago but for personal preference, I will prefer lemon butter cake for its buttery taste and crumb, fluffier texture.


  1. whoah really look moist!!! YUmmy!!!!

  2. Hi Jess, your lemon cake looks very moist and the recipe looks easy.

  3. looks so soft and moist. I bet your nephew had fun helping out.

  4. It has my favourite lemon & yoghurt! Love the texture of this cake Jess. It's right into my to-bake list :)

  5. This and the zebra cake look wonderful!

  6. Jess,
    I think if you use creaming method for this cake, the cake will be much fluffier, since u said it was dense.
    But the crumb does look nice woh.

  7. 酸酸甜甜的柠檬清香味一定很开胃了。

  8. I love using yoghurt in cakes, it yields a different texture as compared to just using butter. I would say it melts in the mouth more easily. But again if you like buttery taste, then all in on the butter, yah! Love the yellowish golden colour. :)

  9. Your lemon yoghurt cake looks very good!! I have problem with this type of cake, mine always turn out dense, like kueh ;)

  10. 很绵密哦,酸酸甜甜的,很开胃:)

  11. I like lemon cake, this would be one of my favorite cake!

  12. Jess...this cake is so refreshing and it looks moist too. I have a lot of lemons in the fridge too...need to clear them off and what better way ...lemon yoghurt cake. Will make this for sure...thankss for sharing the recipe. !

  13. I love yoghurt cakes!! And this one is no exceptions- it looks delicious!!

  14. Jess, your lemon yogurt cake sounds so tempting and looks so moist! I would top it with key lime frosting for my own crave. haha.... Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
    Blessings, Kristy

  15. Awesome to have your nephew around to make this cake with you. Looks moist and delicious. I love lemon cake for its beautiful lemony flavour. The photos look great.

  16. Make me feel like having a piece right now, keke...

  17. The cake looks so moist, I love anything with lemon (seems like I love many things...hehe)...

  18. Butter cake with lemon and yogurt, sound so refreshing and good.

  19. This looks delicious. I love lemon cake. Thanks for sharing.

    Plan B

  20. Fabulous cake. I like the texture. Looks soft and moist. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  21. The cake looks perfect! You can really bake!

  22. Love your lemon yogurt cake, look so delicious ... the look of your cake spurs me to bake it too.
    In fact, I also like to use yogurt to bake cake. I think I hv 2 small tubs of yogurt sitting in my fridge ... better go & bake it before it expires.

  23. love the lemon flavour & the cake looks deliciously moist. Going to bookmark this recipe and try it when I'm free :)

  24. This looks fantastic! I love the colour and the texture of the cakes

  25. I have no preference as long as someone bakes for me to try. Heh heh...

  26. oh Jess....what a perfect cake...I love using yogurt to bake with and the lemon kept it light and refreshing!! It has such a nice crumb, you can see how moist it is...I just wish I could taste it!

  27. Jess...finally I baked this on Saturday. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. Love it !

  28. This cake is simple and Perfect. I am loving it. You make such wonderful cakes.....

  29. What a moist cake! Love the simplicity of it.

  30. Corraine, this cake is moist :).

    Thanks Zoe. This recipe is easy, thats why was selected for my nephew to try it out.

    Thanks Jet, he had lots of fun :).

  31. Thanks Jessie, I am sure you will like it, this cake is delicious :).

    Thanks Cookie Sleuth.

    Yes PynnLee, it tasted great.

  32. Wendy, ok I will try creaming method next time. The cake did taste nice but since the taste very very closed to the previous lemon butter cake I baked so I will choose over lemon butter cake since I love the buttery and fluffier texture.

    Yes Ching, very 开胃了that you will want it another slice :P.

    Bee Bee, I actually love yogurt cake too. This yogurt cake has very similar taste of the lemon butter cake but if both to let me choose, I will choose butter cake, more addictive :P. But this cake still taste yummy.

  33. Thanks HHB. You try this recipe, I think if mine didnt come out like kueh, you will definity do better than me :).

    鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝, yes, 很开胃 that you will want for another slice hahaha...

    Grace, I like lemon cakes too but not all my friends and family, so if to bake, mostly go into my stomach :P.

  34. Thanks Von.

    Kristy, it is tempting :). Wow frost with key lime frosting, must be extra delicious.

    Edith, the cake is good :).

  35. Thanks MaryMoh. Actually he making me more busy, one hand to coach him on the baking, another hand to bear with my mil's screaming :P. She kept raising voice at my nehphew when he did all the cracking of eggs, mixing of batter etc. My MIL still thinking that he is a toddle that cannot handle things well :(.

    Somewhere in Singapore, I hope I can have a slice to spare you :).

    Neyeeloh, seem we share the same, love many things hahaha...

  36. Yes Sonia, this cake is refreshing and sound healthier hor, with yogurt :).

    Thanks High Plains Drifters, You brighten my day as well heeheehee...

    Thanks Chef Bee.

  37. Thanks Spoon and Chopsticks.

    Thanks Angie for your great compliment, cannot fight with you lah.

    Thanks Esther, do try it and let me know the result :).

  38. Thanks Wiffy, do try it and let me know k :).

    THanks Cooking Gallery.

    Tigerfish, I am more glad to bake for you when you come back Spore next time :).

  39. Thanks Chef Dennis, you are making me feel so bad that I cannot share some with you :P.

    Eline, thanks for trying the recipe and glad that you love it. I saw your pix, looks so much yummier than mine :).

    Thanks Joudie.

  40. 嗨Jess,看來這個蛋糕的迴響很大哦 ^^

  41. Hi Anne, one of the blogger pal tried this recipe and she loves it, thanks for sharing :).

  42. This is what I call cake :),
    maybe someday I could come out like this one! Happy Mid-week!

  43. I have tried the Lemon yoghurt cake today, and it's delicious and lovely... Thank you for sharing the recipe. xx


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