Sweet Lemon Cake with Chobani Greek Yogurt

January 23, 2012 · 131 comments

Whew, it has been a whole week since I posted a blog.  With a new full time job, this non-planner has to start planning….

So the planning started this weekend, I made enough goodies for four blogs!  AND one of the recipes will be a long overdue savory dish, a fun Super Bowl recipe!

“I declare this Lemon Week!

This week I am excited to share this recipe, AND the fun giveaway!  If you take a peek up in the recipe tab, you will see my love for Chobani Greek Yogurt is VERY strong.  I am well on my way to 52 ways to enjoy their delicious yogurt.  This recipe excludes eggs, and uses 0% plain Chobani.

Why is this week lemon week?  Well honestly, because I said so, LOL!!! Also because I picked up a big bag of lemons at Sam’s Club for a great deal, and decided to have some fun! I will share lemon pecan vegan muffins on Wednesday.

When I made this recipe on Thursday, in hopes of having the blog up on Friday…. Well you see that didn’t happen….

For the second time in my baking fun, I left the oven on broil instead of bake.  I did it when I was making my rosemary black olive no-knead bread.  Seriously, that is just a silly mistake!!! We have a system in the kitchen to ensure the oven stays on bake…..the system let me down:-)

So I salvaged the cake, and made more.  I will always take more cake, I mean who wouldn’t, right?

The kitty is wishing you a “Happy Chinese New Year!”

The recipe is adapted from Our Sweet Lemons, Sweet Lemon Bread. We decided to call it cake, my hubby said it has more of a cake consistency, (could be the Greek yogurt.)

Sweet Lemon Cake Recipe:

Sweet Lemon Cake
 
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Moist cake full of lemon flavor in every bite!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups AP flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar + ⅔ cup for glaze on baked cake
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 cup plain Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • Juice of 1 large lemon + juice of 1 large lemon for glaze on baked cake
  • 1½ tsp almond extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter and lightly flour loaf pan. In small sauce pan, melt butter and let cool before mixing in with Greek yogurt.
  2. In small bowl, mix together flour, salt, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, zest of lemon.
  3. In medium bowl, mix together almond milk, Greek yogurt, melted butter, juice of one lemon, and almond extract.
  4. Mix together wet and dry ingredients. Place in loaf pan, let bake for 45-50 minutes depending on oven.
  5. In small sauce pan, on medium heat cook together ⅔ cup sugar and juice of one lemon, let sugar dissolve. Poke holes with toothpick in baked cake, drizzle sugar lemon glaze on top of cake, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
I made the cake with almond milk and half & half, they both will work. You can use 2 eggs instead of 1 cup Greek yogurt. Or to make it vegan, you could use applesauce instead of Greek yogurt or eggs.

Okay, who is ready for a giveaway?  I am sooooooo excited to share with you!

Have  you noticed the new Chobani packaging?  They have recipes on the side now, the Chobani Kitchen.  If you are on Twitter you can use the hashtag #ChobaniKitchen.

Giveaway is closed!

Winner is Lisa from @ParsleynSage

Well I will be giving away all three of these beauties….not these containers, they are empty, HAHAHA!! You get your very own!

I am sorry to many of my beautiful followers, the contest is open to only U.S. and Canadian residents.  YUP you heard right my friends in Canada, you have Chobani officially on your grocery story shelves, WOO HOO!!!!

You have 7 different ways to enter the giveaway,  ( Let me know in separate entries how you entered.)

1. Tell me about a kitchen disaster you have experienced?

2. Follow CafeTerraBlog on Twitter.

3. Follow Chobani on Twitter

4. Like Cafe Terra on Facebook.

5. Like Chobani on Facebook.

6. Tweet about the giveaway, “I just entered to win 3 32oz containers of @Chobani at @CafeTerraBlog ‘s #giveaway You can too!”

7. Follow me on GFC (Google Friend Connect) or Networked Blogs, both widgets are on the right side of the screen.

I just wanted to share a couple pictures of my sweet babies (furry babies!)  I had fun playing with my new Nikon d3100 today, I feel like a big girl with my big girl camera:-)

Junie was an awesome test subject today!

The only time I can get a picture of her is when she sleeps….

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat!

Hugs, Terra

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  • http://www.orgasmicchef.com/ Maureen

    I must have this cake.  Holy cow it sounds so good!  It also looks like my dream cake.

    I would take your furbabies anytime.  They are really cute. 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet words on my lemon cake! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.yummychunklet.wordpress.com/ Yummychunklet

    What a great way to celebrate your lemon week! The cake looks so bright and delicious!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the kind words on my lemon cake! Hugs, Terra

  • http://momofboyswithtoys.blogspot.com/ Jonnie (JB)

    My worse kitchen disaster was in my first apartment. I had stored some pots, pans and cutlery in the oven when I first moved in and moved them out when I had to use the oven for the first time. After the oven was on for a while I saw smoke and ran to the kitchen. There was a fire in the oven! Turns out one of my steak knives had fallen onto the bottom of the oven and I didn’t see it and the handle went on fire. Luckily I was able to get the fire out and there was no real damage.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh my, that is scary!!! I like to hide stuff in my oven sometimes.  If I didn’t have time to clean them, and someone stops by, I throw them in the oven.  Bad decision though…I melted a plastic spoon into one of my stoneware pans, such a bummer.  Had to throw away the stoneware, my favorite dish too.  Haven’t thrown anything in the oven since, LOL! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs, Terra

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  • http://www.bonacroquer.com/ Valerie Dubard

    Omg I so love the texture of your cake! Looks soft and yummy! And your pets are adorable!! 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my lemon cake, and my sweet fur babies:-) oxox, Terra

  • Baker Street

    Oh Terra! Your lemon cake looks stunning. Gorgeous gorgeous pictures. 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my lemon cake! oxox, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my lemon cake! oxox, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my lemon cake! oxox, Terra

  • Mary Happymommy

    My worst kitchen disaster was the month I got married 13 years ago, I decided to make my new husband a meal and I almost sliced off my index finger.  I had to rush to the ER for stitches.  I still have a slight scar there.

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  • http://twitter.com/orderinthekitch Lynn Lovejoy

    ok so this one time I was trying to make that amazing potato-wrapped fish that is famous from Le Cirque…wellll I didn’t have a mandoline so basically my potato slices turned out to be way too thick–this is how I remedied it: http://www.orderinthekitchen.com/1/post/2011/06/first-trial-and-errorhow-i-discovered-potato-bacon.html

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    Kitchen disaster…did you see my failed peppermint meringues before Xmas???  I adore Chobani!!!

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  • http://www.pastrychefonline.com/ onlinepastrychef

    First, I am in love with Junebug. Love! And now, to enter (plus I think the cake looks very cheerful and yum–I love lemons. I am glad you have deemed it Lemon Week)!

    Kitchen disaster: back before I knew what I was doing, I decided to make a Yule Log for Christmas dessert. First jelly roll: wouldn’t roll. Second jelly roll: wouldn’t roll. Started to sweat. Then decided “Yule Stump!” First cake: weird. Tossed it. (See–I had no idea what I was doing). Second cake: success. Then custard and frosting and decorating. Zero sleep, but we got our stump finally. And had I known what I was doing, the first jellyroll would’ve worked and I wouldn’t have wasted so many ingredients or so much time.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet words on my furry babies! oxox, Terra

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    I tweeted your giveaway.

  • http://www.pastrychefonline.com/ onlinepastrychef

    And I follow you on friend connect. Now I’m exhausted, and I need a drink. And a piece of lemon cake. :)

  • http://www.eastewart.com/blog EA-The Spicy RD

    New camera-yay!  Your lemon cake looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Yes, yes, I am seriously the happiest girl with my new camera:-) Thank you for the sweet words on my lemon cake:-) Hugs,Terra

  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Magic of Spice

    What a wonderful cake and great giveaway…love Greek yogurt :) And your pup and kitty are adorable :)
    Congratulations on the new camera…fun! 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my lemon cake:-) oxox, Terra

  • Nancy Buchanan

    Lemon cake is a huge favorite around here so I definitely will be making this one!! Love the photos of your babies – too cute!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet comment on my lemon cake:-) oxox, Terra

  • http://shescookin.com/ Priscilla

    Oooh, your lemony yogurt cake looks so moist! Cute fur babies :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet comment on my lemon cake and my little fur babies:-) oxox, Terra

  • Broaaronreed

    Mmmm Look so YUMMIE! I LOVE lemon cake. I will be making this cake this week. So I like U on FB!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my lemon cake! Let me know if you make it:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://lisamichele.wordpress.com/ Lisa

    That looks to be the moistest, sweetest and tangiest lemon cake.  I can’t stop looking at it!  I’m definitely bookmarking this.  Oh, I follow you on Twitter, of course ;)  Mouth-watering photos!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Congrats again on winning the delicious Chobani! I really appreciate your sweet words on the lemon cake:-) Let me know if you make the cake! Hugs, Terra

  • Karen Bechman

    The cake looks so moist!!!  I love that your recipes have some ingredients that just aren’t the “norm” from every book you open…yogurt..almond milk….a must try!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the kind words on my lemon cake! Hugs, Terra

  • Anonymous

    Your cake looks stunning! My mouth is watering …. just imagining how it tastes. I better go eat breakfast ;)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet words on my lemon cake! Hugs, Terra

  • http://chasingdelicious.com/tart-apple-dark-chocolate-bread-pudding-with-a-bourbon-cream-sauce/ Russell at Chasing Delicious

    Yum! This is my kind of dish. And cute animal pictures!

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    Yum! This is my kind of dish. And cute animal pictures!

  • http://chasingdelicious.com/tart-apple-dark-chocolate-bread-pudding-with-a-bourbon-cream-sauce/ Russell at Chasing Delicious

    Yum! This is my kind of dish. And cute animal pictures!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet comment on my lemon cake:-) Take Care, Terra

  • http://chasingdelicious.com/tart-apple-dark-chocolate-bread-pudding-with-a-bourbon-cream-sauce/ Russell at Chasing Delicious

    Yum! This is my kind of dish. And cute animal pictures!

  • http://chefpandita.com Yuri

    Gorgeous photos, Terra! Cake looks delicious :) *panda hugs*

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet comment on my lemon cake! Hugs, Terra

  • http://juniakk.blogspot.com/ Juniakk

    ahhh yay for vegan baking! i love how you used chobani yogurt here. :) i follow you on twitter already!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my lemon cake! Hugs, Terra

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  • http://profiles.google.com/lizzy.do Lizzy Do

    Oh, look at those precious faces!!! I love Ode’ and Junebug!!! But I also love your lemon cake…so perfectly moist and beautiful. So sorry about the broiler incident…it sounds like my sort of mishap :/

    PS…thanks for your sweet words of condolence. xoxo

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet words on my lemon cake post! oxox, Terra

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    Terra I love this cake, am adding it to my must bake list. Oh and yes I follow you on twitter.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet comment on my lemon cake:-) oxox, Terra

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  • http://twitter.com/chowandchatter RebeccaSubbiah RD

    wow love this cake Terra oh man i must be careful to put back to bake too :-) love the pet snaps and the little Chinese cat in the picture 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet comment on my lemon cake:-) Hugs, Terra

  • solducky

    Most recently it was making a new PB cupcake recipe, and each batch kept coming out with a crater in the middle!
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  • http://twitter.com/nella22 Marnely Rodriguez

    Kitchen Disaster? I once made cookies, overbaked them and they were so hard I threw them off the balcony and when I checked below…they didn’t even crack. Yeah. Disaster.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      OMG!!! LOL!!! You threw cookies over the balcony? That is fantastic:-) Hugs, Terra

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  • http://profiles.google.com/larkspurpurple Purple Larkspur

    I once had to make the same cookies 4 times because I kept burning them! It would happen in a split second!

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  • Cat

    Recently I melted a plastic measuring spoon in the oven… it’s a magnetic one which stuck to the rim of the pan of cookies I was baking. I didn’t notice the spoon in the back of the pan until it was too late… I did smell some fumes :( but couldn’t see anything amiss in the oven… thankfully when I rotated the pan I saw the spoon melting on the oven rack and quickly shut the whole operation down..

    Needless to say baking that afternoon was ruined. I’ll know better next time!

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  • Diane M.

    Sadly enough I must admit that I once started a minor fire in my toaster oven when I forgot that I put something in there. Nothing worse than freaking out, trying to put out a fire while the smoke detector goes off.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=591977645 Kim Henrichs

    Definitely making this!! :)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=591977645 Kim Henrichs

    The last kitchen disaster I had – I was making cream pie filling in the microwave and it boiled over all over the place…

  • http://www.ilkeskitchen.com/ Ilke Mcaliley

    We must be on the same lemon kick! :) My usual kitchen disaster is that I always, always burn myself by reaching in the oven without oven mitts. One of a kind stuff shows up time to time, like when we had electric stove,I forgot to turn off one of the burners. Then put the baked cake on top of it to cool and walked away. Several hours later, I came down to a burned cake smell, all bottom was charred.
    Looking forward to meeting you soon :)

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  • http://livingthesweetlifeblog.wordpress.com/ Living The Sweet Life

    My most recent kitchen disaster ( and there are many :() was rolling cookies in sea salt. I made a salted caramel cookie base, and thought – sort of like snicker doodles, I should roll it in sea salt to add an extra crunch. If there was ever a way to ruin salted caramel cookies, I did it. They literally tasted like salt disks *yuck!!* 

  • Rachel

    I am entering by telling you a kitchen disaster

    I had made toffee and was breaking up the piece and dividing them into bags
    Well when i was finished i folded the flexible cutting mat so i can pour the remainding crumbs into the bag(i love the crumbs) well i lost grip and the crumbs flew everywhere
    Mostly behind the oven where i cannot get to
    They are still there today
    Sad day!

    Another disaster
    I was making crayons by breaking up crayons and putting it in the oven in a silicone baking mold
    Well the baking mold was apprently NOT silicone!! It melted and the oven smelled like
    Wait bo the WHOLE house smelled like nelting plastic with a hint of crayon!
    And anything i put in there would smell the same! I was panicking because i had to make zuchinni bread later that day
    I was able to self clean the oven and it fixed the problem
    I thought the oven was done!!!
    Phew
    Glad it has a self clean option!!!

  • http://litebite.in/ Sanjeeta kk

    What a wonderful texture of this cake..so light and fluffy!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my lemon cake:-) Hugs, Terra

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  • http://naughtycurry.blogspot.com/ Naughty Curry

    they look so pretty & scrumptious! btw can u pls pass on complements to junebug that he/she is super adorable :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for the sweet comment on my lemon cake! I passed along to my furry babies your sweet words too, thank you:-) Hugs, Terra

  • B. Chan

    I’ve managed to set the fire alarm off using the toaster; have a vegan meatball explode in the microwave of course uncovered; and set crumbs in the toaster oven on fire. 

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  • Momwhats4dinner

    Your lemon cake looks so good! I love how you love yogurt! Your kitten is adorable btw<3

  • Feimoskita

    Ugh….what did I do wrong? My cake came out in a congealed state in the middle. The outside looked fine. What could it be? Please help.

    • http://twitter.com/CafeTerraBlog Terra Baltosiewich

      Hi there, What was your oven set at? Do you have gas or electric?  Did you have a smaller pan, and maybe too much batter together? I am sorry to hear, let me know, maybe we can pin point the problem:-)

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