Citrus Season!

I love this time of year. Give me a Meyer Lemon or a Cara Cara Orange and I am a happy girl. Every year I look for different recipes to use these fabulous gems.

This year I came across Odette Williams, Lemony Yogurt Loaf Cake, from he book Simple Cake. I loved this recipe. It is made with Greek yogurt and fresh lemons. I added a simple glaze made of just confectioners sugar and fresh lemon juice. The yogurt gives it a nice tang and cuts the sweetness.

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Citrus Loaf Cake

This is adapted from Odette Williams Simple Cake. I changed up th eamounts and the glaze is my recipe. I used meyer lemon but you can really use any citurs.
Course: Endings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, lemon, yogurt


  • 2-1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 large Eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Avocado Oil
  • 1 cup Plain Kefir Cheese//Yogurt
  • 1 large Lemon, zest of
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Granulated White Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°
    Grease and line with parchment paper a 9x5 loaf pan. Grease the parchment, too. I recommend leaving the paper to hang over the pan to lift cake out, later.
  • In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
    In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, oil, kefir, zest, lemon juice and sugar until smooth.
    Whisk egg mixture into flour mixture. Continue whisking until batter is smooth.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 50 - 55 min.
    Check periodically. If Cake is browning too fast, tent with foil.
    Cake is done when there are just a few crumbs on a cake tester.
    Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then cool completely before glazing.
  • While cake is cooling, whisk 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice into 1 cup of confectioners sugar. If you need or want it to be thinner, add 1 tsp. of additional juice at a time.

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