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Lemon Yogurt Cake

Source: Ina Garten of Food Network 
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes 
Preparation: 5-10 minutes 
Baking Time: 1 hour 
Yields: 1 loaf

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Plain whole-milk Non Fat Yogurt
  • 1 1/3 cups Sugar, divided into 1 cup and 1/3 cup
  • 3 extra-large Eggs
  • 2 Lemons grated Zest or 2 teaspoons grated Lemon Zest
  • 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
For the glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tbsps freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
Preparation:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Grease and flour the pan.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bowl.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla. In the show Ina used a whisk to mix the ingredients. I used my electric hand beater and the mixing process is so easy with it.
  • Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it's all incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour. The recipe said 50 minutes but it took longer for me. Check if the cake is done after 50 minutes as the oven temperatures vary from oven to oven. To check a cake, insert a fork or a tooth pick in the center of the loaf and it should come out clean.
  • Meanwhile, cook the 1/3 cup lemon juice and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.
  • When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan. While the cake is still warm, pour some of the lemon-sugar mixture over the cake. Then put the cake bake in the loaf tin and poured the remaining lemon-sugar mixture over it and allow it to soak in. Cool.
  • I did not use the glaze but if interested, combine the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake.
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