Citrus Yogurt Cake

I’m not a huge fan of wasting food….but then again, there probably aren’t many people who are fans of wasting food. That would be a really weird hobby…Anyway, I recently bought some mango flavored yogurt that I wasn’t crazy about on its own, so I thought perhaps a baked good could be a chance for the yogurt to redeem itself. Because even super sweet Kroger brand yogurt deserves that, don’t you think? After some baking experimentation/ procrastination from studying, this citrus yogurt cake came to be. Now I’ve tasted another lemon flavored cake, which just so happened to be a family recipe of my boyfriend Eric’s (Thanks for sharing it Mr. & Mrs. Jones!) And although my cake pales in comparison to that delicious cake, this cake isn’t too bad either. It has a very dense & spongey texture, which I’ve read is the norm for yogurt based cakes, so it resembles the texture of a lemon square. Also, the lemon glaze is an absolute  must because it really ties the flavors together. So please, for the love of this cake, don’t skip that step. On to the recipe!
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup mango yogurt
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 5-6 tablespoons lemon juice

Preparation

  1. Sift flour & baking powder together in large bowl
  2. In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch and water, then add to flour mixture
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well after each addition. Batter will be very light & fluffy
  4. Pour batter into a greased 9″ cake pan and bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean
  5. For the glaze, mix powdered sugar and lemon juice, and pour over cake.

Enjoy!

-C

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2 thoughts on “Citrus Yogurt Cake

  1. I am loving your blog. The pictures are really professional looking and I can’t wait to try the recipes. I am telling all my friends about my talented cousin and her great stories that accompany. I am probably biased because I have known you since you were born, but it’s really well done site.

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