This mini lemon yogurt cake is the perfect thing to make mom for mother’s day! What could be better than having your own little personal cake with a luscious lemon flavor.
This mini lemon yogurt cake is fairly simple make and can me made is a 6 inch round cake pan. However, I prefer to make it in a 3 cup Bundt pan. It just looks fancy when you make it in the Bundt cake. You could even give mom the mini Bundt pan along with the recipe for the cake so she could make her own little cake in the future. The Nordic 3 cup Bundt pan I purchased on Amazon even comes with a similar recipe on the packaging for a vanilla pound cake. Then mom would have 2 recipes to go along with the pan and the actual cake.
You also want to prep the pan with with baking spray. This is found right next to the regular non-stick cooking spray just on the baking isle of the grocery store. This is key to a foolproof removal of the cake from the Bundt pan with no problem.
How to make this cake
This mini cake begins by whisking together some flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, you will mix together some sugar along with the zest of a lemon. You want to mix this with a fork to help release those oils from the zest into the sugar.
Now, to that bowl of sugar, you add in some plain Greek yogurt, oil, egg, and vanilla. Once that is combined with the sugar, it’s time to add in the dry ingredients. You mix the dry ingredients in just until the flour is absorbed. You don’t want to overmix this cake.
Next, the cake bakes at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. Once the cake has cooked, you allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes then invert it. This is essential to get the cake out of the pan with out any trouble. Once the cake is out of the pan and cooled completely, you top it with a glaze. This glaze is made with powdered sugar, lemon juice, and milk. It is what really makes that lemon flavor pop for this cake.
- BAKING POWDER
- WHOLE MILK PLAIN GREEK YOGURT
- CANOLA OIL
- VANILLA EXTRACT
- POWDERED SUGAR
This recipe is adapted from Leigh Anne Wilkes.