Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake

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    If you’ve never used yogurt in baking, you don’t know what you are missing! This Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake will rock your world!

    Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake is moist and rich while slashing the fat from not using any butter! An easy pound cake recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, tea or coffee. #lemonpoundcake #yogurtpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com

    Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake is moist and rich while slashing the fat from not using any butter! An easy pound cake recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, tea or coffee.

    In many recipes, yogurt can be substituted for butter. Both are dairy and come from animal protein. While butter has a lot of fat and calories, yogurt has much less.

    Yogurt also has the benefits of calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, magnesium and probiotics. Probiotics are “friendly bacteria” that are naturally present in the digestive system.

    Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake is moist and rich while slashing the fat from not using any butter! An easy pound cake recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, tea or coffee. #lemonpoundcake #yogurtpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com

    So I am not going out on a limb here and saying that this is a healthy pound cake, because it still uses flour, sugar and vegetable oil, but yogurt sure does sneak in some health benefits.

    The other stand out for this pound cake recipe is the lemon. Lemon is found in not one, but THREE places! Lemon zest and extract in the batter and cake itself and a lovely lemon marmalade for the pound cake glaze.

    Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake is moist and rich while slashing the fat from not using any butter! An easy pound cake recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, tea or coffee. #lemonpoundcake #yogurtpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com

    A lovely twist on an old favorite, this lemon yogurt pound cake can be served for breakfast, brunch, dessert or even with spot of tea for afternoon coffee.

    Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake is moist and rich while slashing the fat from not using any butter! An easy pound cake recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, tea or coffee. #lemonpoundcake #yogurtpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake is moist and rich while slashing the fat from not using any butter! An easy pound cake recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, tea or coffee. #lemonpoundcake #yogurtpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com

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    5 from 2 votes
    Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake is moist and rich while slashing the fat from not using any butter! An easy pound cake recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, tea or coffee. #lemonpoundcake #yogurtpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com
    Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    1 hr
    Total Time
    1 hr 15 mins
     
    Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake is moist and rich while slashing the fat from not using any butter! An easy pound cake recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, tea or coffee. 
    Course: Breakfast, Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: lemon pound cake, yogurt pound cake
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 490 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 12 ounces vanilla yogurt 2 individual containers
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 3 large eggs room temperature
    • Zest of one lemon
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup lemon marmalade , for glaze
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • Cooking spray preferably butter flavored
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 9-inch bread pan with cooking spray.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with a paddle or a large mixing bowl using an electronic hand mixer, cream together yogurt, sour cream, sugar and eggs. Blend well and then add lemon zest, extract and vegetable oil. Slowly, add dry mixture. Mixture might be a little lumpy.
    3. Pour batter into bread pan. Set pan onto a baking sheet. Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until it passes the toothpick test. If the top starts to brown before the cake is fully cooked, cover the top loosely with aluminum foil.
    4. Remove and allow to cool for 10 minutes before gently removing from the pan. It should come out easily, but if not, cut along the sides with a knife and then tap on the bottom until it releases.
    5. While cake is cooling, heat marmalade in a small sauce pan over low heat, whisking until smooth. Remove and stir in powdered sugar. You may need to add a little more powdered sugar or a small amount of milk or water until an easily pour-able consistency.
    6. Glaze cake and serve. Enjoy your Lemon Yogurt "Pound" Cake!
    Nutrition Facts
    Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 490 Calories from Fat 153
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 17g26%
    Saturated Fat 12g75%
    Cholesterol 67mg22%
    Sodium 132mg6%
    Potassium 252mg7%
    Carbohydrates 79g26%
    Sugar 60g67%
    Protein 6g12%
    Vitamin A 150IU3%
    Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
    Calcium 137mg14%
    Iron 1.5mg8%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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