Yogurt Lime Cake

Okay, I’ve had enough of winter!

Actually, I’m pretty sick of it, if truth be told!

I needed something to brighten up my house and my mood this past weekend and I wanted it to be bright and citrus-y. That’s why I made this Yogurt Lime Cake.  A bright looking cake with the fresh taste of lime.  Perfect for brightening up my mood!

Yogurt Lime Cake | A Sweet Baker

If you’ve been a long time reader of mine, you know that I’m not a big fan of cake (I’ll take a piece of pie over cake any day!) but I do like a dense, moist cake (think brownies, loaves, muffins!).  This cake was so moist and dense that it was hard to have just one piece.  The lime flavor was perfect as well, I even drizzled a bit of extra lime and sugar syrup over the top after it cooled.

Yogurt Lime Cake | A Sweet Baker

Yogurt Lime Cake | A Sweet Baker

This cake isn’t overly sweet so I think it would be delicious with some kind of frosting….maybe a white chocolate buttercream? Oh, that’s sound delicious, doesn’t it?  If frosting isn’t your thing maybe a glaze would be better?  Either way, I’m sure you’ll be happy with the outcome.

Since I love all citrus fruit, I’ll be baking up a treat that includes grapefruit that I’ll be posting on Thursday.  Come back and see what I whipped up!

P.S.  I have two giveaways going on right now – don’t forget to enter!  An Oscar Party Prize Pack and Medieval Times tickets!

Yogurt Lime Cake | A Sweet Baker

Yogurt Lime Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8-10 slices

A moist and dense cake infused with the fresh flavor of lime.


    For the cake:
  • 1 cup whole full fat Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • zest of one lime
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • For the syrup:
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 350 F. Line the bottom of a 9" circular baking pan with parchment paper and grease the sides; set aside.
In a stand mixer, add the yogurt, olive oil and sugar. Mix until light and creamy.
Add in the zest, lime juice and eggs and mix until incorporated.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder and slowly add to the wet ingredients.
Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
When cake is cooled, run a knife around the edge and remove cake and place on a serving dish.
In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice and sugar until sugar dissolves. With a toothpick, poke holes all over the top of the cake and pour lime syrup over the top of the cake.
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Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen


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  1. I just made lime blondies in an attempt to forget the frigid weather outside! Great minds! ;) This cake sounds amazing!

  2. I hear you about winter, Liz. I’ve definitely had enough. Love your idea of some tropical flavours. This looks delicious!!

  3. OMG Liz the weather freaking lied to me this past weekend. It pretended like Spring was on its way and then BOOM we are back to freezing cold and grey gloom. I need this yogurt lime cake for sure to perk up my week. :D

  4. You know I love lime, and I think it sounds great with yogurt and olive oil! Simple syrup makes every cake taste better in my book, too. This looks delicious, Liz!

  5. This cake is just what we need to chase away the “I am soooo sick of winter” blues! I always love what yogurt does for cakes. It makes the crumb so moist. With the added zing of lime, this must be delicious!


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