Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake (Fluffy and Easy) #oliveoil

Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake (Fluffy and Easy) is hands down super soft cake with delicious lemon flavor in every bite. Made using yogurt, fresh lemon juice, olive oil and few more ingredients.

This Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake is a MUST try !!!Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake on a black background

A Light, Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake (Fluffy and Easy) is what all summer dreams are made up of !!!

If there is one thing that I crave the most or something that I cannot go without for long, is a Lemon Cake.

It’s like my worst kept secret between friends/family and if I see one in a bakery…if well made, then that’s definitely the first thing I order.

So Hello My Dear Friend today we are talking about all things that lead us to this delicious – Moist lemon yogurt cake !! 

It’s been a long time since I shared a cake recipe and this one is a Keeper for Sure.

It’s also known as Healthy Lemon Yogurt Cake or Greek Yogurt Lemon CakeThis Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake is extremely easy to make and can be served at any meal or party because of its light lemony flavors. 

Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake using olive oil

Infact, this cake was the very first recipe that I ever made and I can still remember the sweet smell from the oven and the kitchen smelling heavenly!!!!

Off-course the added advantage of licking the leftover cake batter from spatula cannot be ever forgotten 😉

Now, when it comes to cake, everyone has their favorite and for me, it’s this Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake (Fluffy and Easy)

What Makes this Lemon Yogurt Cake Super Moist & Soft?

The Answer is Fresh Lemon Juice, Yogurt, and Olive Oil


The combination of these 3 ingredients with flour and a few other ingredients, make this cake absolutely heavenly and super moist.

I like to make this cake especially for brunch/picnic as can you just imagine sitting on the beach, with sand in your toes and biting into this piece of yum….It’s Blissful !!!

This cake is especially meant to be made in the season of spring-summer when you get fresh Meyer lemons or fresh lemons from your garden or local farmers market.

I insist that ‘Please use Fresh Lemon Juice’ for the cake rather than the packaged one.

Lemon Yogurt Cake using olive oil

We did use a combination of Eggs-Lemon to give this cake an extra airy/light and moist feel and taste.

Want to Make this Lemon Yogurt Cake Completely Vegetarian or Vegan?

Simply use vegan yogurt and skip the eggs.

Egg Substitute:   2 Tbsp of White Vinegar.

Also, please be extra careful when removing the cake from the mold as because of its light and moist texture, it may break really easily.

So always keep an extra plate or help around when transferring it to a plate or serving dish.

Hence, it’s recommended that you let the cake cool completely before slicing it.

Super Moist Lemon Cake Recipe

Serving Suggestion for Super Moist Lemon Cake :

As many of you have asked me regarding serving suggestion for this Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake so here you go

(These options work best when the cake is completely cooled down) :

Sprinkle with a light dusting of powdered sugar.

Add fresh berries or serve along with chopped berries.

Serve with sugared lemons.

Add a light layer of cream (since the cake is super moist, adding too much cream will break it).

Serve with Vanilla Ice-Cream.

Simply serve as is.

Sprinkle some Honey on Top along with Berries (Seriously THIS is EVERYTHING – Try it)

For me and everyone at home, we usually just sprinkle this Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake with light powdered sugar.

As always enjoy this piece of yum and I look forward to hearing from you. You can tag pictures of my recipes made by you at #easycookingwithmolly


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Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake (Fluffy and Easy)


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Yield: 6 People

Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake (Fluffy and Easy)

Moist lemon yogurt cake recipe

Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake (Fluffy and Easy) is hands down super soft cake with delicious lemon flavor in every bite. Made using yogurt, fresh lemon juice, olive oil and few more ingredients.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Yogurt or Greek yogurt (whatever is available)
  • 1/2 Cup Canola Oil (You may use any light oil)
  • 1 Cup Sugar - You may use sugar substitute of choice
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • Zest, from 1 Medium Lemon
  • 1/4 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice


Preheat the oven to 350-Farenheit (175-Centigrade).

  1. Spray a round cake pan with baking spray, set aside*
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together, yogurt, sugar, and eggs, to form a batter.
  4. Add oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and whisk again to form a frothy batter.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients slowly into wet ingredients and form a smooth (lump-free batter).
  6. Pour the batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the cake feels springy to the touch and a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake.
  8. Cool cake on a wire rack for 10 minutes; then turn it out of the pan onto the rack.
  9. Once the cake has completely cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  10. Serve fresh and enjoy the Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake (Fluffy and Easy) with your friends n family.


* If you want, you may line with parchment paper and spray parchment paper lightly

** You can use a 9 inch pan

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 6g

99 Replies to "Moist Lemon Yogurt Cake (Fluffy and Easy) #oliveoil"

  • Jenny May 16, 2020 (3:11 am)

    This cake looks good and light! If I did want to add a light cream on top what would you suggest? Cream cheese, butter cream or lemon curd?

    • Molly Kumar May 16, 2020 (6:51 am)

      Hello Jenny, thanks for your message and for this cake I recommend a light buttercream or a whipped cream topping. This is an extremely moist cake, hence please donot add a lot of topping/icing.

      • Jenny Lee May 18, 2020 (2:19 am)

        Thank you for the quick response Molly! For oil, I saw canola oil in the recipe but would you recommend canola or olive oil? And would I be able to see a 9 inch glass pie pan? Thanks again!

        • Molly Kumar May 18, 2020 (11:59 am)

          Hi Jenny, you can use olive oil (as it’s even lighter than canola) and yes, you can bake in 9 inch pie pan 🙂 Thanks, Molly

  • NWMom March 15, 2020 (5:47 am)

    Hi Molly. I’m so excited to try this one, moist lemon cake is my first pick at the bakery/store.
    One question – would vanilla yogurt work?Instead of regular yogurt?

    • Molly Kumar April 8, 2020 (6:14 am)

      Hi Preeti, thanks for your message and ‘yes’ vanilla yogurt will work absolutely fine. Molly

  • Soniya Sharma November 11, 2019 (4:44 am)

    I tried my first yogurt cake recipe and this is awesome

  • Vi Sawyer September 22, 2019 (7:24 am)

    Dear Molly,
    Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I’ve made it for my family and for workmates and it always receives lots of positive comments. Oh, and there’s never any leftover😊.
    Thanks again for sharing.

    • Molly Kumar September 23, 2019 (5:48 am)

      Hello Vi Sawyer, Thank you so much for your message and I’m so grateful to you for trying my recipe again and again. Happy Baking 🙂 Luv, Molly

  • Ann July 19, 2019 (3:22 pm)

    Dear Molly, this is the 6th time, we have made your lemon yogurt cake recipe and it comes out perfect every time. My family wanted to send special thanks – Love Ann

    • Molly Kumar July 19, 2019 (4:31 pm)

      Hello Ann, this is awesome and thank you + your family for such a sweet message. I’m really grateful for you to try my recipe and make it a part of your family gatherings 🙂 Luv, Molly

      • Anu September 18, 2019 (5:29 am)

        Hello ..
        Can we use vinegar and yoghurt in a cake recipe simultaneously

        • Molly Kumar September 19, 2019 (8:02 pm)

          Hello Anu, yes we can use vinegar (white) and yogurt in the cake recipe. It’s more or less like adding buttermilk or khatta dahi. Please do remember that that vinegar quantity needs to be less and it will result in a slightly more fluffy cake.

  • Cynthia October 19, 2018 (10:41 am)

    This is a great recipe! I have baked this three times now!

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