Yogurt and lemon cake….very lemony!

Yogurt and lemon cake….very lemony!

By 05/05/2012

"Rain rain go away, come back another day!" This is what my children have been singing for the last...I would say month! Yes, because we have not been having anything else but rain recently. What is it the Monsoon season or what?!

All my salad in the garden seems to have stopped growing due to the lack of sun so I have to wait longer to taste my precious leaves..

Well to get over a rainy weekend I thought of making this lemon cake with some juicy Italian lemons a friend of mine brought me recently. I have added a small pot of yogurt for extra flavour and there you go, you can soon forget about the weather outside, enjoy this very lemony cake and think about the sunny place where they come from.

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes



Beat the yolks with 200 g of sugar to a creamy consistency. Add the melted butter (cold), flour, vanilla, lemons and yogurt. Stir well in.
Beat the egg whites with the salt and the remaining sugar until they are very firm and gently add them to the mixture stirring it all in.
Pour the mixture into a round baking tray and cook at 180C for 40 minutes.
You can decorate according to your preferences.
I have sprinkled the cake with icing sugar then sliced a lemon and cooked it for 7 minutes into sugar and water then sprinkled with sugar again, then I put it on the cake.
Lemon yogurt cake
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35 Responses to Yogurt and lemon cake….very lemony!

  1. Gloria

    I love lemons cakes and this look amazing!!xx

  2. Alexandra

    I'll be baking this tomorrow!

  3. Pegasuslegend

    Lemon is the best flavor for cakes and a compliment to it… this is beautifully done, but of course its from scratch the best is from pure ingredients… pure perfection!

  4. Jasna Varcakovic

    I LOVE cakes with lemons!Lemons make our bodies alkalised, even if they're acidic – means less pain and healthier organism πŸ˜‰

  5. elly

    Ma Γ¨ buonissima, Alida! io adoro i cakes sia con gli agrumi che con lo yogurt! Questo sembra fatto apposta per me!!

  6. Angie's Recipes

    The weather over here has been nice either…cloudy, rainy…and COLD…today won't be any difference either.The cake has definitely lightened up my day!

  7. simran

    awesome cake alida!!!!!!!!!!perfect to beat the blues!…what would the quantity be of one pot yogurt?(in my corner of the world..i do not get packaged yourt)

  8. Sew Appetising

    am going to have to add this one to my "must bake" list, I love lemon cakes, and this sounds so easy and tasty…thanks x

  9. Rita

    What a beautiful creation; if it is lemon I love it.Rita

  10. SONIA

    Enhorabuena por la receta, se ve rica y deliciosa y sobre todo, por tu blog, me encanta, tienes unas recetas que me han encantado. Me hago seguidora tuya.

  11. simple baking

    Love the lemony toppings Alida. The cake looks delish. Would love to have a slice right now πŸ˜€ coz it looks so refreshing and the weather here is HOT and by that I mean scorching HOT

  12. laura@howtocookgoodfood

    Well this looks like a perfectly delicious lemon cake to me! I also love to add yoghurt to cakes as I find it gives a beautiful texture. Thank you so much for entering it into #oneingredient challenge this month!Laura@howtocookgoodfoodxxx

  13. Alida

    Thank you! The quantity of yogurt is 150 g. XX

  14. Claudia

    Bellissima la tua torta al lemon curd, ha un aspetto delizioso, brava

  15. Anu

    Delicious lemon cake, love the flavor in dessert.

  16. Betsy

    Gorgeous…looks so moist!

  17. Lenia

    Deve essere morbidissimo e profumatissimo!Complimentoni,carina!Un bacione!

  18. Marina@Picnic at Marina

    Lemons are happy fruits, they make me smile! Anything that smells like lemons or is made with the lemons makes me happy too, even in the rain! πŸ™‚

  19. Phil in the Kitchen

    Lemon cakes are definitely one of my favourites but I haven't made a yogurt cake for ages – very nice idea.

  20. Giovanna

    Adoro le torte al limone e la tua Γ¨ deliziosa, mi hai fatto venire l'acquolina!Un bacione

  21. Dolcemeringa Ombretta

    Noo sono tuoi i limoni?! Che bellezza πŸ™‚ la torta al limone mi piace molto , bella , soffice e profumata! Un abbraccio

  22. La cucina di Molly

    Che meraviglia questa torta,così profumata e soffice, brava!Ciao

  23. Rosita Vargas

    ohhh….te ha quedado exquisito un estupenda tarta ,que ricura,abrazos y abrazos.

  24. Kit @ i-lostinausten

    These lemony cake looks lovely & refreshing! I love to add yogurt in my cakes too & it does gave that lovely moist texture to the cake just like yours! LOVELY & so tasty! Yup, we're waiting for the sun too over here in France! Hopefully it will come soon coz I'm so longing to spend time in my garden! Have a nice day, Alida! πŸ™‚

  25. Catherine

    Dear Alida, This looks delicious. Blessings. Catherine xo

  26. Carmine

    delicius cakeio ricordo negli stati uniti dei ottimi limoni e dei lime dei carabi

  27. Working london mummy

    A lovely recipe – something different from lemon drizzle cake (which I do love) but this is something new for me to try . THanks for entering the challenge too!

  28. Choclette

    Having just said your risotto looked delicious, I'm now going to repeat myself! Your cake looks absolutely delicious. Italian lemons are meant to be the best, so I'm sure they've added an extra something. We can but hope the sun will arrive soon.

  29. cakesphotoslife

    This sounds amazing will certainly be trying this πŸ™‚ x

  30. Lauralovescakes

    This rain really does need to go away! However, your cake has made me feel much more sunny!! I love yoghurt in cakes and I can't imagine this is nice and zesty too! πŸ™‚

  31. The View From The Table

    Oh Alida, this looks fantastic. I need to log off from your blog it's making me too hungry! x

  32. Ivana Zamparini

    Buona questa torta!!! all'interno rimane un po' cremosa vero? mi sembra di ricordare che la facesse anche la mamma… la ricetta tramandata dalla sua amica Anna mi sembra…BUONISSIMA!

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