French Yogurt Cake with Lemon and Poppy Seeds

by Kirsten on March 5, 2014 · 9 comments

in Cakes, Desserts


French Yogurt Cake with Lemon and Poppy Seeds

Super easy to assemble, extremely tasty and in the oven in less than 10 minutes, do I need to say more?  French yogurt cake with lemon and poppy seeds was the treat I baked this Sunday. I didn’t have much time on hand and lots of lemons in my fridge. This moist French yogurt cake with lemon and poppy seeds was a winner with my family and was gone way too quickly. I will have to double the recipe and bake two loafs next time which will definitely be very soon!

Lemon French Yogurt Cake with Poppy Seeds

French Yogurt Cake with Lemon and Poppy Seeds
4.5 from 2 reviews
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Serves: 8
  • 1½ cups (180 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder, I used only 1¾ teaspoon (High Altitude adjustment)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 Tablespoons (30 g) poppy seeds, slightly ground
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • ¾ cup plain (188 ml) whole milk yogurt
  • ½ cup (125 ml) safflower oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon good vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon good lemon extract
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F Convection.
  2. Grease a standard loaf pan with butter and dust with flour. Set aside.
  3. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and poppy seeds. Set aside.
  4. Place lemon zest and sugar in a larger bowl. Rub the zest into the sugar with your fingers until well combined.
  5. Add yogurt, milk, oil, eggs, and both extracts to the sugar mixture and mix with a whisk until well combined.
  6. Using a spatula fold the dry ingredients into the wet ones. Don't over-mix!
  7. Pour dough evenly into the prepared baking pan and bake for 40-55 mins. Baking times do vary. Make sure a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Invert onto wire rack and let cool completely.
  9. Dust with powered sugar before serving.
Use preferably organic ingredients if available.


French Yogurt Cake with Poppy Seeds

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Susi March 12, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Genial! Wohne in Colorado Springs, und habe es mit FAGE gemacht. Ist klasse geworden, und meine Jungs waren begeistert. Danke!!

Kirsten March 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Das freut mich, Susi.

cheri March 7, 2014 at 7:40 pm

What a classic combination, love this. The addition of yogurt is such a great idea.

Karen Harris March 6, 2014 at 7:09 am

Love this simple little cake. I don’t blame your family for gobbling it up!

Dom March 6, 2014 at 5:44 am

oooh, that looks so beautiful and simple and just so gloriously tasty. I love it… love your new logo too! x

Kirsten March 7, 2014 at 9:18 am

Dom, welcome back. I think I changed my logo 2 years ago. 😉

manu March 6, 2014 at 3:27 am

I love lemons and poppy seeds so this cake is surely yummy!!!
Have a great day

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