Low Fat Lemon Yogurt Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Low Fat Lemon Yogurt Cake recipe? Learn how to make Low Fat Lemon Yogurt Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kehst42

Makes 16 servings



Light lemon yogurt cake found at http://www.imafoodblog.com/index.php/2009/02/23/lemon-yogurt-cake

Recipe Ingredients for Low Fat Lemon Yogurt Cake

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup fat free plain yogurt
1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Recipe Directions for Low Fat Lemon Yogurt Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  2. Grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pan with no stick baking spray. I use canola spray with flour for baking. Flour the pan as well.

  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into one bowl.

  4. In another bowl, whisk the yogurt, 1 cup of sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla.

  5. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

  6. With a rubber spatula, fold the canola oil into the batter until it is all incorporated.

  7. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour, or until the cake tester placed in the center of the cake comes out clean.

  8. Meanwhile, combine the 1/3 cup of lemon juice and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a small sauce pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.

  9. When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully remove from the pan and place onto a baking rack over a sheet pan. If the sides of your cake are too brown or not looking pretty (see mine below) then cut off the sides with a serrated knife. Poke holes all over the top of the cake with a long cake tester or toothpick. Then, while the cake is still warm, pour the lemon sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in. Once you have poured all the mixture over the cake remove the baking rack and roll the cake bottom and sides in the leftover mixture on the sheet pan.

  10. Allow the cake to cool completely.

  11. For the glaze, whisk together the confectioner?s sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 74.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
71
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.9g
12%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
97mg
4%
Potassium
133mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
35.3g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
25.3g
Protein
3.1g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 6% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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