Lemon Yogurt Cake

I try to share something yummy I made during the last week, which I am going to do but I didn’t take my usual pictures that I generally do. I made the entire #worldwidewednesday meal myself this last week because Abbi is on vacation in Michigan with her friend Meg. We “traveled” to Turkey and since I was on my own I figured I would forgo the dessert part of the meal. But who am I to change the WWW meal and NOT make a little something sweet for the end.

I made a Turkish Yoghurt Recipe; this was how it was spelt. I found the recipe at http://www.turkishstylecooking.com. It was very easy to make and I had everything on hand, which probably means you might have everything on hand as well and should check this out. If you like lemon and pound cake; you won’t be disappointed.

Lemon Yogurt Cake

an easy lemony pound textured cake with a lemon simple syrup
Course Dessert
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 8


  • 1 9x9 pan



  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar I had some on hand, if you don't you could omit
  • cups flour
  • 1 lemon zested

Simple Syrup

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 slice lemon


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°F
  • In your mixing bowl, add the eggs and sugar and beat until frothy. Add the lemon zest and mix another minute. Whisk in the yogurt and oil.
  • In a medium bowl add the flour, baking powder and vanilla powder and add it slowly to the wet mixture while stirring.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9x9 baking dish. Bake for about 30 minutes or so, you want the top browned and the center cooked through.
  • Once the cake cools completely make the simple syrup. Combine the sugar, water and lemon slice in a saucepan. Cook on medium heat stirring occasionally until the sugar completely melts.
  • Let it boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it cool for 3-4 minutes. Pour most of it over the cake. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes. Slice and serve.
    note: I had about a cup or so of the left over syrup which I put in the fridge once it was cooled and will use it for some sort of cocktail in the next few weeks.
Keyword #worldwidewednesday, lemon pound cake, Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake, Turkish


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