Lemon & Yogurt Cake

So, we were back into winter mode this weekend 🙁  It started on Friday with the high winds coming in, and then we woke up on Saturday morning to snow…and the temps hitting a lovely -7.  I had to go out to pick up something and it was so ridiculously cold but freezing!!! brrrr hahahaha.  Yesterday, was still a cold day but at least there was sun 🙂 that’s it for the weather conditions in NL.. I really have had enough of the winter mode can we please switch to Spring Mode NOW!!!!!  🙂

I made this lemon cake recipe that was given to me by a dear friend of mine Martha who lives in Greece. Martha is so sweet, we were chatting the other day, and she mentioned that she would like to give me to a few of her recipes for my blog. One of the recipes is her Lemon Cake with yogurt, the minute I saw this I knew this is one recipe I had to try asap, because I love anything that has lemon in it. 🙂

I had to tweak this recipe a bit because the original recipe called for a specific kind of Phyllo Dough which doesn’t exist here, and I also tweaked it by adding  flour.  When it was finally ready I tired a piece…:)  I gave a few pieces to my close friend Lenneke (who is also my neighbor), my brother came by so gave him a few pieces…:)  The end result was a Lemon Cake with a lovely texture balanced with a very delicate taste. 

This recipe was a fabulous surprise.  🙂



  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 cups Butter melted cooled off
  • Zest from 2 Lemons
  • Powder Sugar


  1. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients, flour, baking power, baking soda, sugar.
  2. Blend ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Continue by adding yogurt.
  4. Add lemon zest.
  5. and all the remaining ingredients, milk, butter, vanilla extract. ( the butter should not be hot it should be cooled off before adding it into the mix).
  6. In a buttered baking pan add in the cake mix and bake at 180 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
  7. Once cake has cooled off top with Power Sugar…

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