With just a few ingredients like —yogurt, lemon zest, and olive oil, you can whip up an amazing lemony cake that is moist, full of flavor, and light as a cloud, in a matter of minutes. This versatile French classic is perfect for breakfast, or afternoon tea, or for a delicious finale to an evening meal. Sprinkle a little powdered sugar over the top before serving, and pair it with some fresh berries. (Recipe adapted from Bon Appétit)
French Yogurt Cake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
3/4 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup olive oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9×3 round pan with parchment paper.
Whisk 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and kosher salt in a medium bowl.
Using your fingers, rub sugar with lemon zest in a large bowl until combined. Add yogurt, olive oil, eggs, and vanilla extract; whisk to blend. Stir in dry ingredients and mix together.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until top of cake is golden brown, about 45 minutes.
Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto rack and then let cool completely.