Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter an 8-1/2-inch by 4-1/2-inch loaf pan (I actually used a 9.5 x 5 because that's the only full size pan I have - it worked fine).
  • Line the pan completely with foil, then spray the foil with Baker’s Joy.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a larger bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, vanilla and lemon extract.
  • Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • With a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, mixing until well incorporated.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center comes out clean.
  • While the loaf is baking, prepare the soaking mixture and the glaze.
  • For the soaking liquid, place the sugar and lemon juice in a glass measuring cup and microwave just until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute - set aside.
  • For the glaze, stir lemon juice into powdered sugar until thin enough to form a glaze for the top of the loaf - set aside.
  • When the loaf is baked completely, remove it from the oven and immediately poke holes all over the top of the loaf using a toothpick and slowly pour the prepared soaking mixture over the top of the loaf, allowing it to soak into the top and run down the sides of the pan. This process leaves the top half of the loaf with an almost sponge-cake-like texture. It may look undercooked when you slice it, but it is actually the effect of the soaking mixture.
  • Allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then grab the foil at 2 ends of the pan and gently lift it out; place loaf on rack, peel back foil from all sides then slide loaf onto rack to cool.
  • When the loaf has cooled, drizzle the prepared glaze all over the top, allowing some to slip down the sides of the loaf also.
  • Serve!
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    " It was excellent "
    foodspice ate it and said...
    made it - love it - its very good, not too sweet, nice and tangy and not bitter - 5 forks for this one too.
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    " It was excellent "
    foodspice ate it and said...
    this is my weekend project - love lemopn flacour, and make my own yoghurt to no stopping this one i think - another 5
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    And how did I miss this sweet and lovely bread. I love a good lemon bread, and this one looks like it will deliver all the flavor and moistness a good lemon bread should! Thank you Krum for letting me know about it..please keep me posted on any other recipes of yours, I may have missed!
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    " It was excellent "
    nachocook ate it and said...
    This lemon cake is wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    awsome cake Krum keep them coming high5 thanks
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  • borinda 5 years ago
    You gotta trust my fellow Islanders and Ina's definitely a fail-safe queen of the kitchen.
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  • conner909 5 years ago
    This site is slow this afternoon! Am gonna step away from the machine and run to the store.
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  • conner909 5 years ago
    You did a good job on the pix, Krum! That cut cake picture was so graphic that it almost made my teeth ache! Ha! Looks like another one of Ina's great recipes. I love lemon anything! Here's a challenge...aside from making juice, what am I going to to with all the blood oranges I just picked from my tree? I could make a Blood Orange yougurt loaf, huh! They aren't very sweet.
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Fantastic.....On my list of "Make Soon"...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Oh, good grief, this looks awesome. You know I'm a confirmed lemonhead. Wow, just wow. Can't wait to give this a whirl. With a cup of earl grey tea, I'd be swooning. YUMMY!
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    " It was excellent "
    chihuahua ate it and said...
    Oh-my-heavens-to-Betsy! This looks great Krum! How am I going to figure this into my diet? Okay, I burn 1,000 calories on my treadmill daily so... I suppose I could have a tiny sliver. Just so I can TASTE it!

    Chichi
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This does sound so moist and delicious! Love the yoghurt addition here! Bookmarked, thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    Good morning Krum, and what a lovely lemony surprise. This reminds me of one I tasted a couple years ago, it was wonderful. I love lemon, and we're never too old to show our daughters we still got it. I think I will make this for the game today. It will keep me busy fussing over the food until 6 tonight. Go Steelers!... Gaga
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Oh yeah baaaaaaaaaaaaaby!!! okay,krum, I'm buying a treadmill tomorrow and putting the darn thing right next to the fridge!! High 5 on this one!
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    You got this one knockin' on my door this a.m., krum! How can anyone resist the lemony tartness this cake obviously possesses? Oh! Certainly not me and mine.. we're sourpusses from way back. Thanks for this one and you got my 5!
    la
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  • peetabear 5 years ago
    this sounds great ... good and lemony...yummy...
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  • cabincrazyone 5 years ago
    Sounds yummy! Nice pics.
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    " It was excellent "
    indicatorsrule1 ate it and said...
    Yummm. Lemon Lemon everywhere. It's like lemon heaven. Can't wait to try this one Krum. Thanks.
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