Easy lemon yogurt cake

23 Mar

lemon yogurt cake The Hungry Mum

Baking with lemon creates such a lovely fresh smell throughout your kitchen that you’ll wonder why you ever bake anything else. This super simple cake is just delish for morning tea, and is perfect with a liberal dusting of icing sugar. The recipe is from my stand-by AWW Quick Mix Cakes book, and all I did was reduce the amount of sugar from the suggested one cup.



125g butter at room temp, diced

2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

2 eggs

¾ cup caster sugar

1 ½ cups self-raising flour

¾ cup plain yogurt


Let’s get to it:

Preheat oven to 170C and grease and line a 14cmx21cm loaf tin with baking paper.

Put all ingredients into bowl of electric mixer and beat until light and changed in colour.

Scrape into pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before cooling completely on wire rack.

Serve as is, or make up a simple icing by mixing 2/3 cup sifted icing sugar with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and enough water to make a pouring consistency. Sprinkle over extra lemon zest.

lemon yogurt cake - The Hungry Mum


49 Responses to “Easy lemon yogurt cake”

  1. Dione March 23, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Yum! LOVE lemon cakes…

    • thehungrymum March 23, 2013 at 7:58 am #

      me too! And I’m all about the easy. #lazy

  2. easycraftsforchildren March 23, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Looks delicious 🙂

  3. Foodie Joanie March 23, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    This looks delicious!

    • thehungrymum March 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

      Cheers – easy & yum, what more could you want?

  4. mydearbakes March 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Awww, you made very wonderful bakes! =)

  5. ladyredspecs March 23, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    So quick, looks delish

    • thehungrymum June 11, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      Delish & quick – what more could you ask for?!

  6. little gumnut March 23, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    Looks delicious and super easy! Just what I like!!

    • thehungrymum May 11, 2013 at 3:22 am #

      Me too – I’m all about fast & easy 🙂

  7. Choc Chip Uru March 24, 2013 at 1:51 am #

    A weakness of mine for sure 😀


  8. Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel March 24, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Yum!! I love this cake… sudden urge to bake one myself… but must get to bed instead. Boo!

    • thehungrymum March 24, 2013 at 10:48 am #

      hehehe! Fear not, recipe will still be there in the morn. Have a good sleep 🙂

  9. kelihasablog March 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    I LOVE pound cake… this looks divine 😀

    • thehungrymum March 25, 2013 at 8:18 am #

      Thanks – you can’t beat an old fashioned cake 😉

  10. tastytreats13 March 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    Yum this looks great!

  11. ohlidia March 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    I love easy cakes! Especially easy and delicious cakes!

    • thehungrymum May 11, 2013 at 3:23 am #

      Easy & delicious is the holy grail of baking!

  12. notedinnashville March 25, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    I LOVE lemon cake. This one looks so moist. Thank you for the recipe.

  13. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen) March 26, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    A very moist recipe indeed and love that close up shot of the top. Yum!

  14. Cass @foodmyfriend March 27, 2013 at 3:18 am #

    I love lemon yoghurt cake and I am loving your take on it. So great to have an easy cake to make in an emergency!

    • thehungrymum March 27, 2013 at 11:02 am #

      You can churn this out in the morning while juggling breakfast to have a yummy cake at picnic/work/just cos!

  15. jothetartqueen March 27, 2013 at 5:38 am #

    Ooh..i love Jalna yogurt!

    You had me at lemon and yogurt. What a perfect combination.
    And I love having loafs for breakfasts..they are so simple to make but so delicious. Yours look really lovely!

    • thehungrymum March 27, 2013 at 11:03 am #

      Jalna is so good, isn’t it! No nasties, unlike many yogurts out there. Thanks for your kind words 🙂

  16. Lilly Sue March 28, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    Oh my, this looks awesome! I want some 🙂 it looks perfect for morning or afternoon tea 🙂

    • thehungrymum March 29, 2013 at 2:39 am #

      Thanks! Make it – it only takes a sec!

      • Lilly Sue March 29, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

        I am going too! I am going to take your recipe and mix it with my grapefruit scone recipe and probably make it gluten/dairy-free. It is going to be my addition for Easter Sunday 🙂

  17. Victoria March 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    I love lemon cakes! This looks beautiful, tasty and reminds me that I want to make some lemon cake. 🙂

    • thehungrymum April 1, 2013 at 8:45 am #

      Me too! Hope you make it – tell me what you think of it x

  18. ButterSugarFlowers April 2, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Yum! I love lemon, and your cake here looks incredibly moist and delicious. I happen to have a go-to lemon yogurt cake recipe, but yours is luring me in with its wonderfully simple ingredient list. I think it might be time for me to try this — thank you!

    • thehungrymum May 11, 2013 at 3:23 am #

      I’ve tried a few different recipes over the years but this one has never let me down.

  19. Awanthi @ I Speak Awanthi April 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    YUM! I can see what brought my lemon cake to your mind. *laugh* That looks wonderful – and it sounds incredibly easy to make. Mmm lemmmonnnnn…

    • thehungrymum May 11, 2013 at 3:25 am #

      It is sooooo easy – you could make this in your sleep Awanthi x

  20. Jen April 9, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    This looks delicious, I love lemon cake and this one doesn’t seem to difficult to make. Have never heard of yoghurt in cake but really looking forward to giving it a try.

    • thehungrymum June 11, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      Once you’ve tried yogurt in cakes you’ll be hooked! It is zingy and light and creamy and makes it so moist.

  21. fati's recipes April 18, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    I made this cake (or similar) based off the MasterChef recipe that Taste featured a while ago. It was so delicious 😀 Guessing you enjoyed yours as much as we did 🙂

    • thehungrymum April 18, 2013 at 10:17 am #

      Lemon & yogurt is always dlish in a cake! Glad yours was yummy, too 🙂

  22. andmorefood April 23, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    this looks so fluffy! my parents like a more buttery cake though – so I might give this one a try when they’re out!

    • thehungrymum April 23, 2013 at 9:21 am #

      yes, this is practically health food! hehehe 🙂

  23. Christine @ Cooking Crusade April 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    This looks so lovely, lemony and moist! I just love baking with citrusy flavours 😀

    • thehungrymum April 28, 2013 at 4:14 am #

      Thanks! I love citrus in cakes too – so fresh & zingy x

  24. Liz July 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    The cake looks delicious and fresh. I wish I could have it for breakfast. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of your week!!!

    • thehungrymum July 31, 2013 at 9:32 am #

      Oh, thanks 🙂 Love a hit of zingy citrus in a cake. Hope your week is wonderful x

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