Lemon Cake Recipe

    Lemon Cake on a wire cooling rack

    This lemon cake recipe is much healthier than any store-bought lemon cake. Not only is this lemon cake delicious, but it’s low in fat, sugar, and calories, making this a healthy, copycat version of the kind you’d find in a local coffee shop.

    Simple to whip up, this lemon cake recipe is one of those easy cake recipes you’ll be thankful for having on hand when your sweet tooth strikes. To create this cake, you just need to dump all your ingredients into one bowl and whisk them together. After that, the cake batter gets poured into a loaf pan and baked in the oven.

    While this lemon cake looks similar to a lemon pound cake, it’s much more tender and moist. The texture and flavor are lovely, even though it’s much healthier than the ones that are packaged up and sold at the market. In fact, this lemon cake recipe will prove to you that cake recipes from scratch are far better than anything store-bought or pre-made at the coffee shop!


    Cook time: 25 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time:


    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8"x5" loaf pan.
    2. To a large bowl, add the yogurt, lemon juice, oil, vanilla, and lemon zest. Whisk everything together to combine.
    3. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Again, whisk to combine.
    4. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

    Additional information

    Recipe adapted by chocolatecoveredkatie.com

    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.