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LEMON YOGURT LOAF (blueberries)

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5 from 7 reviews

Lovely balance of sweet and tangy makes this Lemon Loaf the only recipe you will EVER want for a Lemon Cake. Enjoy with or without the blueberries! 

  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


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  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup whole-milk French (or Greek) yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • Optional- 1 1/2 C blueberries


    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat loaf pan (9x5x3 inches, 8 cup) with vegetable oil spray. Dust with flour; tap out excess.
    2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and kosher salt in a medium bowl.
    3. Using your fingers, rub sugar with lemon zest in a large bowl until incorporated. Add eggs. With a mixer, mix until very foamy and pale yellow, a few minutes. 
    4. Add yogurt, lemon, and vanilla extract whisk to blend. 
    5. Fold in dry ingredients just to blend. 
    6. Add oil in last and mix until smooth and combined, about 1 minute on low speed.
    7. If adding blueberries toss and fold in now
    8. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan; smooth top. Bake until top of cake is golden brown and a tester inserted into center comes out clean, 55–60 minutes.
    9. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto rack; let cool an additional 15. Enjoy! 


  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 55-60
  • Category: Sweet/ Dessert
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian/ French