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Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake

Bright lemon. tangy yogurt and lots of butter give this lemon yogurt pound cake the richest crumb.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Yogurt Pound cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10 -
Calories 595kcal
Author Amy Richardson - Cabot Creamery Cookbook


For the cake

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened, plus more for buttering the pan
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest from about 3 to 4 medium lemons
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting the pan
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

For the glaze

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 325°F or 163°C.
  • Lightly butter and flour a 12-cup bundt pan; chill.
  • Beat together the granulated sugar, butter, and lemon zest at medium speed with an electric mixer 4 to 5 minutes or until fluffy.
  • Add the lemon juice; beat until blended.
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.
  • Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
  • Add to butter mixture alternately with yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 1 hour.
  • Transfer cake to a plate, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

For the glaze

  • Whisk together powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice until smooth.
  • Drizzle glaze over cake.


Recipe courtesy of Richardson Family Farm, Hartland, VT, one of the 1,200 farm families who own Cabot Creamery Cooperative.
Ed. - Metric conversions by Sunday Supper


Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.9mg