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Lemon Yogurt Loaf

Lemon Yougurt Loaf

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By Adpated from Ina Garten Serves: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 extra-large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice



Preheat oven to350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan and line it with parchment paper.


In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.


In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt 1 cup of the sugar, the eggs, zest and vanilla.


Add the dry ingredient to the wet and whisk to combine. Using a rubber spatula fold the vegetable oil into the batter.


Pour into prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes. (test, I had to cook mine for another 10 minutes)


In a small sauce pan, mix the lemon juice with 1/3 cup of sugar and cook until melted. Drizzle over the cake while it's still warm.


You can add a glaze using confectioners sugar and lemon juice, but I prefer it without.

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  • Larry Senick
    February 23, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Where does the other 1/3 of the divided sugar go?

    • admin
      March 11, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      You melt the sugar with some lemon juice and pour it over the cake when you take it out of the loaf pan. It really amps up the lemon flavor and keeps it super moist!

    • admin
      June 25, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      hey there, I just realized that I didn’t include that last part in the recipe. Sorry for the delayed reply. I fixed it. You melt the sugar with lemon juice and our over the cake. give is uber lemon flavor and make it oh so moist. Sorry for the error.

  • Louise Goettsche
    February 24, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Hey Susan/Mrs. Kossenfloffer!!! This is such an exciting cooking site!!! First, the photos are to die for! There is not one picture that doesn’t draw me in and make me want to cook it!! I am already trying to decide what to make first- maybe the Lemon Yogurt cake for tomorrows breakfast guests!!! Keep it up- you know what you are doing!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

    • admin
      March 11, 2019 at 2:24 pm

      Well, I might not really know what I am doing, since I just realized there were comments on my site….lol. Anyway, it was so nice of you to comment! Thanks for the kind word! Have a great day.

    • admin
      March 11, 2019 at 2:28 pm

      Well, I really don’t know what I am doing since I just realized that there are comments on this website of mine. So sorry for the delayed response. Thanks so much for the kind words —so nice of you to take the time to give positive feedback. I started doing this as a hobby and it turns out it’s a lot of work — but I am enjoying it. Thanks again!