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Lemon Yoghurt Cake

By Chelsea Sugar
Lemon Yoghurt Cake
12 servings
  • 46 reviews

  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cooking time 45 mins
  • Serves

    1 cup Chelsea LoGiCane™ Low GI Sugar
    Zest of 3 lemons
    125g Tararua Butter, softened
    3 eggs
    1 cup Edmonds Self Raising Flour
    ¾ cup natural yoghurt

    Lemon Syrup:
    ¼ cup lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
    ½ cup Chelsea LoGiCane™ Low GI Sugar
    Extra yoghurt to serve (optional)


    Preheat the oven to 170ºC. Grease a 20cm spring-form cake tin.
    Blend the Chelsea LoGiCane™ Low GI Sugar and lemon zest in the food processor until fine. Add the softened Tararua Butter and process until a pale coffee colour.
    Add eggs one at a time and pulse to combine. Sift the Edmonds Self Raising Flour before adding alternately with the yoghurt in two batches. Pulse after each addition.
    Pour into prepared tin and bake for 45-50 minutes.
    Serve drizzled with lemon syrup and plain yoghurt.

    Lemon Syrup: Place the lemon juice and Chelsea LoGiCane™ Low GI Sugar in small saucepan and heat gently without stirring until the sugar dissolves.

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Average Rating
(46 reviews)

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I used normal sugar in this recipe and it turned out fine. Love this cake, its a winner with my family

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Yum yum yum. I love how this cake stays moist and has the sticky glaze. Will be making this a lot

Every lockdown we've made this cake several times. Easy to make with the kids. We used kalo vanilla bean yoghurt and it turned out delicious. Was delicious hot from the oven and just as good the next day from the fridge. Great recipe!

So easy and such a delicious tasty cake.

another flat cake, I noticed no response to comments re - flat cake!

cake was so moist and yum

This is my go to recipe, it tastes amazing! I put the mixture onto a mini loaves tray/muffin tray and always get the best also makes the cooking time shorter and doesn't seem to go flat. 10/10 for me!

Can you swap the lemons for oranges? Thanks

CHELSEA SUGAR: Hi Robyn, yes you should be able to make this swap. Enjoy!

It was a bit flat and I could taste the egg a bit.

Next time I'll put one less egg and more baking was delicious though.

Love this recipe! It's always a hit with the family.

Came out very flat. Very disappointed.

Lovely soft tasty recipe. Added 1/2 coconut too. Very moist.

Great recipe, I used it as a layer on my daughters wedding cake . I did a centre filling of lemon curd and butter cream. Delicious.

Ingredients proportions sound good, but time to move away from using food processors. Messy cleanup of necessary equipment for the basic kitchen.

This recipe was so easy. And it was a huge hit with the family.

Quick, easy and simple to make. Best of all it tastes delicious.

Not sure where I went wrong..followed re ipe to the tee-even bought stevia sugar!. Stuck to my greased pan and didn't rise at all :( gutted as so many great reviews-I must've done something wrong, I'm just not sure what. Bummer

Very delicious recipe. Love that I can just use food processor without having to cream butter and sugar. Yoghurt keeps it moist


Beautiful, delicious cake

Questions: can you just use normal sugar??
CHELSEA: definitely!

Delicious and easy to make but like an earlier reviewer said, my cake did not rise like the picture. In fact it was half the height! I’m an experienced baker and have tried baking this twice but both times the cake rose but then dropped after cooling down. Still absolutely delish but looked nothing like the picture!!! What am I doing wrong Chelsea?

Very very flat...second time I’ve tried it and it doesn’t rise

I made this cake, at my flat when I was away from home.
Easy to follow.
I'm making it again now, for mothers day tomorrow.

YUM! so easy to make. I like lemon cakes that are lemoney and this had the right amount. Deliciously moist too. A keeper!

Fab recipe. Easy, quick and absolutely delicious! My new favourite!

Delicious and easy to make

Instructions are a wee bit confusing. so is it add half the flour, then half the yoghurt, then the other half of the rest?
CHELSEA: Yes, that's correct. Half of the sifted flour followed by half of the yoghurt, then repeat :-)

Try adding a cup of coconut it works well.

I have made this several times and is easily my favourite!

Delicious! Mum and dad loved it even though they didn't help even a little. Yummy with strawberries and Greek yoghurt.

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Yummy lemon yoghurt cake, and rather good with coconut added in

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Beautiful and moist lemon yoghurt cake

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this lemon cake is very special!

this lemon yogurt cake is nothing special.

Doubled the recipe, cooked in big oblong tin for 59 mins and it was beautiful. Will be a "go to recipe" from now on. Used lemon flavoured yoghurt to intensify flavour.

Very easy and very yummy. I have also replaced the flour with Gluten Free Baking Mix and it was just as nice.

What a great cake, so good kids love it, so easy to make!

One of the best lemon yoghurt cakes I have ever tried and easy to make. Have made this a few times now. Delicious

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Love the syrup topping it is definitely a must!

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Fantastic easy and lovely with the yogurt on the side!

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Yummy, I just used ordinary sugar and added a tablespoon of brown sugar to it. I also tipped the lemon syrup over the cake while it was still hot. Lovely tangy moist cake.

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I made this last weekend and it was SO delicious and surprisingly easy to make!! I will definitely make this again!

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Easy to make, beautiful to eat!

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loved the sound of this recipe however I just could not get it to rise. Tried using fresh ingredients and it hasn't worked. Everything else I bake is fine except this recipe. What am I doing wrong?

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aw so yummy this cake did not last long in our house maybe not even half an hour!!!!! yum yum yum=)!!!

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