Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Lemon blueberry yogurt cake is a really easy healthy Greek yogurt cake recipe. It’s delicious, moist and fluffy. This loaf cake is just packed full of blueberry and lemony goodness and is perfect for an afternoon treat or sharing with friends!  

Lemon blueberry yogurt cake is a really easy healthy Greek yogurt cake recipe. It's delicious, moist and fluffy. This loaf cake is just packed full of blueberry and lemony goodness and is perfect for an afternoon treat or sharing with friends!

Well folks spring is finally here and what better way to celebrate than with this amazing lemon blueberry yogurt cake?

It’s no secret that lemons are one of my favorite ingredients to use in my baking and also in my desserts. I just think there’s something so fresh from that zingy lemony taste and spring is the right time for fresh new tastes don’t you think?

Its not just the fresh lemon flavours here it’s also the burst of sweet flavour that you get from the blueberries as you sink your teeth into a slice of this delightful cake!

This is a really easy cake to make. So for those of you that are looking for a really simple home baked cake recipe then this is the cake for you!

Lemon blueberry yogurt cake is a really easy healthy Greek yogurt cake recipe. It's delicious, moist and fluffy. This loaf cake is just packed full of blueberry and lemony goodness and is perfect for an afternoon treat or sharing with friends! 

The inspiration for creating this lemon blueberry yogurt cake came to me when I saw a similar cake whilst working in Inverness last year.

I wrote about the time I was working in Inverness running a project in the Spiced Butternut Squash Bake recipe, so please check that recipe out for more details of what I was doing there. This cake was one of those I drooled over in that cafe I mentioned visiting.

There’s also a cheesecake recipe I saw there too that’s on the list so watch out for that one in the future. I’ll probably do that one in summer as it’s perfect for then.

Lemon blueberry yogurt cake is a really easy healthy Greek yogurt cake recipe. It's delicious, moist and fluffy. This loaf cake is just packed full of blueberry and lemony goodness and is perfect for an afternoon treat or sharing with friends! 

Anyway, so I used vegetable oil and low fat Greek yogurt as a substitute for butter in this recipe and to lighten it up as much as possible.

Each slice comes in at only 154 calories so that’s not bad when you compare it to other loaf cake recipes. Certainly that’s probably nearly half the amount of calories you would get if you compare a slice of this to the calories contained in similar loaf cake bakes in certain well known coffee chains!

I also use as little sugar as possible here. Just enough to blend with the lemon flavour so the cake isn’t too sour. The amount of sugar is one of the key things that coffee chains are getting a bad reputation for having in their cakes nowadays. Some of their cakes are reported to have up to 18 teaspoons of sugar in, per cake!!

It just goes to prove that home baked / home made is best because at least you know what’s in the food you’re eating. 🙂

Lemon blueberry yogurt cake is a really easy healthy Greek yogurt cake recipe. It's delicious, moist and fluffy. This loaf cake is just packed full of blueberry and lemony goodness and is perfect for an afternoon treat or sharing with friends! 

Tips For Perfect Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake

  • Use just one lemon for the lemon zest and get the lemon juice from a bottle rather than additional lemons as it’s cheaper!
  • Use low fat Greek yogurt if you can as that’s what I’ve based the nutrition label (below) on.
  • If you want to make a simple iced lemon topping (which isn’t included in the nutritional label) use the 2 ingredient method in the Lighter Lemon Loaf Cake recipe.

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake Recipe

Your lemon blueberry lemon cake easily slices into about 15 slices and it best stored in an air tight container for a maximum of 3 – 4 days to keep it as fresh as possible.

I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe if you like it! 🙂

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Lemon blueberry yogurt cake is a really easy healthy Greek yogurt cake recipe. It's delicious, moist and fluffy. This loaf cake is just packed full of blueberry and lemony goodness and is perfect for an afternoon treat or sharing with friends!
Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Lemon blueberry yogurt cake is a really easy healthy Greek yogurt cake recipe. It's delicious, moist and fluffy.
Course: Home Baking
Servings: 15 slices
Calories: 154 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 300 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 g golden caster sugar
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 150 ml low fat Greek yogurt
  • 80 ml vegetable oil
  • 80 ml lemon juice
  • 150 g Blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C and grease a 20cm x 12.5cm / 8” x 5” loaf tin.
  2. Place all of the dry ingredients, the flour, baking powder, salt, bicarbonate of soda, caster sugar and lemon zest into a large bowl
  3. In a separate smaller bowl, add the wet ingredients the eggs, yogurt, and vegetable oil and lemon juice and combine.
  4. Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the larger bowl with the dry ingredients. Fold all of the ingredients together either using a spatula.
  5. In a small bowl mix the blueberries and plain flour together then fold the blueberries into the cake mixture in the larger bowl.
  6. Pour cake mixture into the loaf tin and bake for 30 - 35 minutes until risen and golden brown.
  7. Check the loaf has cooked by inserting a wooden skewer / cocktail stick into the centre which should come out clean if cooked then remove from the oven.
  8. Allow to cool slightly in the tin before removing and transferring to a wire baking rack.
  9. In a measuring jug make the lemon topping by whisking together the icing sugar and lemon juice and drizzle over the top of the loaf.
  10. Slice into 15 slices and store in an air tight container.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 29.1mg 10%
Sodium 364.6mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 25.4g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 9.2g
Protein 4.5g 9%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 13%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lemon blueberry yogurt cake is a really easy healthy Greek yogurt cake recipe. It's delicious, moist and fluffy. This loaf cake is just packed full of blueberry and lemony goodness and is perfect for an afternoon treat or sharing with friends!  

If you enjoyed this healthy lemon blueberry yogurt cake recipe then why not try the popular Cherry Bakewell Loaf Cake recipe or maybe a delicious dessert like Lemon Crunch Cheesecake?

Right, what’s up next week? Well on Tuesday it’s Couscous Stuffed Peppers. I’ve been wanting to publish these for ages as they’re so easy to make.

Then on Thursday a Flu Busting Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup. Yeah, I know I may be a bit late with that recipe as ideally it would have been better positioned at the start of winter as opposed to spring but hey, you’ll be prepared for the start of next winter won’t you? 😆

Catch you next week. Have a great weekend. 😉

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Comments

  1. Neil, I know what you mean about those coffeehouse loaf cake slices! They are most definitely high in sugar and butter and who knows what else – so those rare times my daughter and I indulge in say a lemon pound cake slice, we usually halve the slice! But – I would much rather have a WHOLE slice of this lemon blueberry yogurt cake. It’s the perfect cake for this time of year – so loving the yogurt + oil combo in there in lieu of butter! Bookmarking this to try soon!
    Hoping you and Lady Lynne have a wonderful weekend and looking forward to those Couscous Stuffed Peppers and Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m glad you like my lemon blueberry cake Shashi. I Hope you get a chance to make it and have it with a great cup of coffee or tea!

      Can’t wait for the weekend, thanks! It’s been a long week travelling for business and we’re only just over half way. Bring it on! 🙂

  2. I am all about the lemon + blueberry combination right now! And your photos of this cake look amazing. I need to remember to use Greek yogurt in my baking adventures. I bet it gives this cake a wonderful texture! I often use sour cream, but Greek yogurt deserves a chance. So I totally remember your work adventures in Inverness. I’ve decided that you are really a Nessie hunter, Neil. Forget this whole working in an office thing. That’s just a front. You’re really out hunting Nessie. 🙂 Thanks so much for this fun recipe, and I can’t wait to see those recipes on the menu for next week!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks David. 🙂 Ha, yes you’ve found me out. I am a Nessie Hunter! Ha ha ha. But you know, there are actually people who do do that role!!

      I like to use Greek yogurt and oil in place of butter quite a lot of the time in my baking as it means the cake still has an amazing light, fluffy and moist texture, but without so many calories. I still use butter in my bread baking though.

      Thanks again, catch up with you next week. 😀

  3. This looks amazing! I love lemon and berries together, and I love baking with Greek yogurt. I made a mess of lemon blueberry muffins with Greek yogurt the day before I had to go dairy free…

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Susie. You’re right the combination of lemon and blueberries is an amazing match! Hope you are well! 🙂

  4. I want this… no I NEED this all up in my face right now. I’m on a brink of a head cold and craving sweets like crazy. Blueberries are my hubbers favorite fruit so I’m hoping to surprise him with this crazy awesome town looking loaf of lemon-y blueberry-y goodness!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I can imagine this lemon blueberry yogurt cake would be very well received by Kieran. And would definitely help to cure that head cold you’ve got coming on Christina. 🙂

      Thanks again for taking the time to comment, I hope you have an amazing weekend.

  5. While I cannot eat cow yogurt, I do really want to try incorporating coconut yogurt into a few recipes and see the moist results !! You are my inspiration Neil! 😉

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Oh I like that idea GiGi! I’ve never used coconut yogurt in my baking before so I’d be really interested to find out how that works out. I’m looking forward to seeing some recipes of you trialling that on your blog GiGi. 🙂

  6. Ben|Havocinthekitchen says:

    Spring? Not really. We had a lot of snow yesterday. But at least this loaf full of fresh flavors reminds me about some nice days which we’ll have eventually 🙂 I also love using oil instead of butter in this kind of batter as the cake texture turns much better and lighter!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Ben, I do find that with the cake batter too that by using oil the texture is fluffier and not greasy in any way. My fingers are crossed and hoping that we will all have some nice days (free from the snow and cold) soon! 🙂

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