spring means citrus!


if you can't make spring happen outdoors, you can make it happen in the kitchen! and my solution to the snow minnesota has been having was to make lemon bread. for some reason, lemons just make me think of spring. i think it may be because of the tartness. but generally speaking, spring always has me   gravitating towards citrus fruits. so that is how i decided to make this  lemon-yogurt bread/cake. it can be a nice desert, or be a little way to have a nice breakfast (for myself i have been eating it for breakfast everyday this past week!)


lemon-yogurt bread

1- 1/2 cups of flower
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla
zest from one large lemon
1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar

1. preheat the oven to 350 degrees grease a large bread pan.
2. sift the flour, salt, and baking powder and set aside.
3. in a large bowl, combine yogurt, sugar, eggs, vanilla, zest, and oil. stir.
4. slowly add in flour mixture, folding to combine.
 make sure not to over mix. there should be some small lumps.
5. put cake into bread pan, and bake for 50 minutes. to ensure cake has completely baked insert a toothpick and it should come out clean. 
6. while cake is baking, begun preparing the syrup. put lemon juice and sugar into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. stir constantly until the sugar has completely dissolved. (should be clear). remove from heat.
7. once cake is baked, remove from oven and cool for 10-15 minutes.
8. using a fork, pierce the surface of the cake to make holes for the lemon syrup. 
9. pour lemon syrup onto the cake.


  1. Looks SOOO good!! Ina Garten has a lemon cake kind of like this, it is one of my favorites!

  2. Mm this sounds delicious! I love making orange bread, and this sounds like pretty much the same thing. Citrus is so nice and refreshing!

  3. Mmmmm this looks so good! I'll definitely have to make this soon :)

  4. mmmm, loooks sooo tasty! need some of this NOW!

  5. So so yummy! I will have to whip this up while I am sitting in the Minnesota Snow this weekend.

  6. i love that it adds yogurt to it for extra moistness(ok, i admit, i hate that word but what else can you use?). i'm itching to get in the kitchen and whip up something besides soups and winter food. plus, all that lemon sure makes the house smell fresh and clean!

  7. Wow this looks delicious! I'll be making this sometime this week. :) Thanks for the recipe!

    Amanda | Living in Another Language

  8. Looks looks delish!!!! Yum yum!!

    xo, Courtney

  9. This looks fabulous!! Thanks for sharing (:

  10. I know this spring so far has been strange and as one of my friends said, "Go home winter......you're drunk!" Ha ha This looks so good thanks for sharing!

  11. This sounds sooo yummy! I think I may have to make me some lemon bread this week :) Thanks for the yummy recipe!


  12. That looks delicious, I love lemon flavored things and have never made a lemon bread before, might just have to try it! Hope the weather warms up soon for you!


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