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One Man’s Trash is another Man’s Junk

May 13, 2009

So, our garage sale this weekend was kind of a bust.  Apparently our trash isn’t treasure to anyone. Just junk.

But I made Ina’s delicious Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake to sell to potential customers.  It didn’t really sell either — I should have been giving away free samples, though.  That surely would have helped move the product.  This cake rocks!  The Omnivore squealed *ahem*Omnivores don’t squeal, they growl, in delight when he took the first bite.  Yes.  It is that good.

IMGP3147If you don’t have a fresh lemon to use, don’t make this cake.  Seriously.  That stuff in the jar isn’t going to cut it.  And yes, lemon zest is necessary.

Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake (stumbled upon here, reposted with no adaptations from FN)

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 extra-large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease and flour the pan.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into 1 bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it’s all incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Meanwhile, cook the 1/3 cup lemon juice and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.

When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan. While the cake is still warm, pour the lemon-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in. Cool.

For the glaze, combine the confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice and pour over the cake.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 13, 2009 10:54 am

    Haha, sorry your sale didn’t go well, but I’d definitely buy a piece of this cake from you!! Looks so moist and delicious!

  2. May 13, 2009 11:12 am

    bummer about your garage sale, but those people are silly for not trying this bread. looks fab!

  3. May 13, 2009 12:51 pm

    I ❤ this cake. If my oven ever starts working, I need to make it again.

  4. May 13, 2009 2:18 pm

    my carnivore loves lemon cake. when i bake it is is gone before i know it. looks delicious!

  5. May 13, 2009 2:51 pm

    This cake is awesome. Your shoppers have no idea the deal they missed! Well at least that means there was more for you and your omnivore!

  6. May 13, 2009 3:52 pm

    I love this cake, I love the zestiness of the lemon in it! YUM!

  7. May 13, 2009 5:50 pm

    That looks fantastic! I love pound cake and having made one recently, your post has me wanting to make another one soon!

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