Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake

February 5, 2014,

I got this recipe from one of my foodie mag purchases last weekend. I've made it twice already as its so easy and divinely tasty definitely worth a try. Its really full of flavour with a zesty glaze.

lemon pound cake


Serves 12 | 45-55 mins | 159 cals per slice


  • 100g caster sugar
  • 75g unsalted butter, softened plus extra to grease
  • 2 eggs, plus 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp low fat greek yogurt
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, or the seeds from 1 vanilla pod
  • finely grated zest of 2 unwaxed lemons (if waxed wash in host soapy water and dry thoroughly)
For the icing:
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
  2. Lightly grease a loaf tin with some butter then line the tin with some backing parchment. This will make it much easier to remove.
  3. Using a spoon, beat the sugar and softened butter together well in a bowl. Beat in the eggs, egg white, and Greek yogurt. The mixture will start to look slightly curdled but keep mixing then add the flour, baking powder, vanilla or seeds and lemon zest. Stir until combined then spoon into the tin.
  4. Bake in the centre of the oven until browned and a skewer inserted comes out dry,
  5. Once baked remove the cake from the oven leaving it in the tin for a few minutes. Use the baking parchment to pull the cake from the tin and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Meanwhile make the glaze by mixing the lemon juice and sugar in a bowl until smooth and runny.
  7. Once the cake has completely cooled place it on a serving plate and drizzle the glaze over it.
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