Lemon Olive Oil Yogurt Cake. . a light, moist and incredibly flavorful cake. This cake goes wonderfully with coffee!
My awesome mother came into town last week to help watch the girls while I was out of town. It’s great now connecting with her and seeing her with my girls, her granddaughters, and talking with my mother now that I am a mother too. We can connect on so many more levels now and since we don’t live in the same state, seeing her and spending time together is always cherished.
Initially, right after I had Phoebe, it was “how do I do this?” and “this happened. what do I do?” but now that my mother is getting older and my girls are a little older so I’ve learned a little bit along the way, I try to take care of and do things for my mother as much as possible.
My mom loves a good cake. Especially in the morning with some tea. Cake that’s not too sweet and moist and flavorful. This cake is it. This Lemon Olive Oil Yogurt cake was so good. And my mother loved it.
The good people at MightyNest sent me this fabulous Simax glass bundt pan and some other fabulous stuff and I got to baking. I used to be in a baking group where we baked bundt cakes every month. Yes, every month. But it’s been a while . . so I felt a little rusty and wanted some insurance.
This is a brand new non-stick coconut oil spray from Pompeian. It’s fabulous and my Lemon Olive Oil Yogurt Cake came out perfectly.
I hope you try this cake . . it’s light and delicious!!
Lemon Olive Oil Yogurt Cake
- non-stick baking spray
- 2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray your bundt pan with non-stick baking spray.
- Using your stand mixer fitted with the flat beater attachment, beat together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla. Once combined, pour in the olive oil and beat again on low speed.
- In a separate large sized mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, and salt. Keeping the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet and beat on low until fully incorporated.
- Pour the cake batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 60 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Let the cake cool for a good 20-30 minutes before inverting and removing from the bundt pan. Serve, slice and enjoy!
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And get this: anytime you order from MightyNest, they’ll give 15% back to the school of your choice. It’s a great way to be healthier and support your local school. So, here your chance to win some great products from MightyNest and they will donate $100 to the winner’s school of choice. Here is what you can win: the Simax glass bundt pan, a Chemex glass coffeemaker with filters, glass mugs and a tea towel. Retail total: over $100.
Enter here and good luck:
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Pompeian’s Blogger Ambassador Program and Pompeian Pantry Insiders. I was compensated for this post and as always, all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for allowing me to work with brands that I love, use and support.
I always love your stories of the hip foodie family, Alice! Baking for loved ones is a love x 2 task, as (like me) I’m pretty sure you already love baking. Great round up of products too!
Hey Alice!! Miss your pretty face!
Trixie Pin says
What a delicious looking cake – I love lemony flavoured anything, but especially cake!
That coconut oil cooking spray looks amazing! I’ve never seen that in the UK but I’m going to go searching for it now 🙂
Awww glad you’re getting to spend some good quality time with your mom! My relationship with my mom has definitely changed over time – for the better! This cake would be perfect for serving to her alongside a cup of coffee. Love that citrus infusion.
What a fabulous giveaway (I love what they stand for!) and what a beautiful cake!
This cake sounds so delicious.. And I think your mom and I would get along famously.. Cake for breakfast with tea = heaven. 🙂
Nutmeg Nanny says
This cake looks amazing! I love olive oil in my cakes and desserts because it brings such a lovely flavor. I don’t make a lot of bundts but this needs to change asap!
Thank you, Brandy!! Olive oil cakes are my fave. . along with chocolate cake of course! 😛
please make that cake for me next time i visit 🙂 i too would like some in the morning with my coffee 🙂
I will!!! 🙂 over Thanksgiving. . dad will love it too!!
Annie @ ciaochowbambina says
What a perfect cake to bring to a friend’s and share over coffee…I love lemon!
I love your mom’s idea of a good way to start the day! Cake like this in the morning with a cup of tea or coffee sounds like a wonderful way to start the day! 🙂
Kelley @ Chef Savvy says
Wow this cake looks absolutely amazing! It looks super moist from the olive oil and yogurt. Can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.
What a perfect cake, wish I had some for breakfast right now!
You are so sweet, Alice! I am sure that your mom loved this cake. I love lemon cake and definitely need to try the olive oil next time. I can never pass up a slice of delicious cake!
It’s funny how a little distance – in time and geography – can help us get closer to our parents. And I’m with your mom, I love a good cake and lemon olive oil cake is one of my all-time favorites. Yours looks just perfect!
So nice that your mom can help take care of the kiddos! I’m sure she appreciated this yummy cake – love the yogurt in this to lighten it up a bit.
This looks incredible, Alice! It’s the simple cakes like this that are the most elegant! Pinned!
I have yet to make a cake with olive oil. Every time I see one I remind myself, then I forget! This lovely cake is yet another reminder. I can’t wait to try it! 🙂
I love having olive oil in cakes, it makes them so much more deliciously moist and fruity. I can imagine how lovely the combination with the lemon would have been! Sounds like your mum and mine have similar tastes when it comes to cake (not too sweet, preferably fruit or nut based and flavourful!). Like you, I am so fortunate to have her in my life! Glad that she could spend some quality time with the kids. Beautiful post as always Alice. Hugs xxx
Aaw, so glad you could all spend some quality time during her visit 🙂 She must have loved this cake, it looks absolutely incredible!
Your cake looks delish!! And what a terrific giveaway…I love that they’re supporting local schools.
Great cake and a great cause too!! That coconut oil spray…I need to find it!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
My Mom is a huge lover of cake too! And so am I. I love the olive oil and yogurt in this cake. Definitely saving this! xx
Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong says
This bundt cake sounds absolutely delicious… Love the yogurt and olive oil combination in this cake.. and thats a great give away 🙂
I made an olive oil cake. Once. And it was SO moist that it fell apart and ended up resembling a donut with a gigantic hole in the middle. But that’s been years ago, so I should get over the trauma that was that disaster and try again with this recipe! Thanks for reinspiring me 🙂
It’s always nice spending time with mom, especially when the relationship has blossomed into friendship vs. mother and daughter. And this bundt cake is a perfect treat for my tea time. What’s the brand that you recommend for EVOO? I’ve been searching for a nice quality EVOO for baking so the smell isn’t too strong….
Melanie @ Carmel Moments says
Cake looks fabulous! And I definitely need to find that Coconut Olive Oil spray in stores. Definitely something I would use!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
I always love reading about your relationship with your mom, Alice. It’s thoughtful, poignant and heart warming! I love my mom but we don’t have a very close relationship (as I’ve chronicled on my blog before). I’m not surprised your mom loves this cake – it’s a favourite of mine as well! Any cake made with lemon, olive oil and yogurt is a total winner and yours looks fabulous.
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes says
Mother daughter relationships are usually complicated and simple and complicated again. But the years usually have a way of smoothing things. So sweet how you can relate to her now Alice! This cake would be perfect for my cup of coffee too! Simple flavors and olive oil, I love it in a cake, love it!!
This bundt cake sounds delicious!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love lemon cakes, this is just gorgeous!
Judy Leung says
I love lemon cakes, especially lemon poppy-seed, I think I need to try this recipe, sounds really tasty.
Made this for my Mom’s birthday – truly excellent.
Since she is a lemon fiend, I added a couple of TBSPs lemon juice to the batter, along with an extra TBSP zest. Was going to put in lemon-flavoured yoghurt, but couldn’t find it anywhere. Probably a good thing; might have actually been overkill.
Sprinkled the cake with powdered sugar and stuck a giant flower in the bundt hole in lieu of candles:)
Thank you so much for this comment, Olivia!!! You just made my day and I am so happy to hear this!!