Delicious Yogurt Pound Cake Recipe: Perfect for Any Occasion

Welcome to my kitchen, where I will share with you a delightful recipe for Yogurt Pound Cake. Are you tired of the same old vanilla pound cake? Bored of dry and crumbly baked goods? Look no further! This yogurt pound cake is moist, perfectly sweet, and easy to make.

As someone who loves to bake, I understand the importance of using quality ingredients that enhance flavor and texture. In this recipe, I incorporate low-fat vanilla yogurt that gives the cake its light and tender crumb while also reducing the need for excess butter or oil.

Whether you’re vegan or dairy-loving, this recipe has a substitution option that caters to your dietary needs. With its versatile nature, you can add your own twist to create your unique version of a classic dessert.

Join me in creating one of the best vanilla pound cakes around! Let’s get started on this delicious journey together.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Yogurt Pound Cake
Yogurt Pound Cake

Are you someone who is looking for a scrumptious cake to brighten up your day? Then this yogurt pound cake recipe is what you need! I guarantee that this recipe will become your absolute favorite once you try it, trust me.

This cake recipe is exceptional and has been refined into the perfect dessert that everyone will undoubtedly adore. It’s not only simple to make, but also moist and delectable. The cake texture is ultra-soft, fluffy, and mouth-watering, while the flavor of vanilla and yogurt exploding in your mouth with every single bite.

What makes this recipe extra special is its versatility. You can serve it plain or dress it up with some fruit compote or homemade whipped cream for a more festive look. Moreover, this recipe is suitable for all dietary needs especially if you’re lactose intolerant as you can use low-fat vanilla yogurt or vegan yogurt.

Overall, If you want to impress your family and friends with an easy and irresistible dessert, then this yogurt pound cake is the perfect recipe for you!

Ingredient List

 Creamy and delectable, this yogurt pound cake is a must-try!
Creamy and delectable, this yogurt pound cake is a must-try!

Let’s gather the necessary ingredients for our Yogurt Pound Cake Recipe:
Ingredients 1:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of plain whole milk Greek yogurt

Ingredients 2 (For Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake):

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • Zest of one large lemon, finely grated.
  • Juice from half a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 and a half cups granulated sugar
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ cup plain whole milk Greek Yogurt

These easy-to-find ingredients are essential for making different variations such as Vanilla Yogurt Pound Cake, Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake, Lemon-Berry Yogurt Pound cake among others. Ensure that you have them all measured and ready before starting the preparation process.

The Recipe How-To

 A slice of this yogurt pound cake will surely make your day better.
A slice of this yogurt pound cake will surely make your day better.

After gathering all of the ingredients together, we can begin making our delicious Yogurt Pound Cake.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) so that it will be ready when you need it.

Step 2: Prepare the Ingredients

In one bowl, take 2 cups of all-purpose flour and mix in a pinch of salt, half a teaspoon of baking soda, and one teaspoon of baking powder. Combine these ingredients well.

In another bowl, beat together one and a half sticks of softened unsalted butter with one cup of granulated sugar until they are light and fluffy. To this mixture, add three eggs – one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 3: Add the Wet Ingredients

Now it is time to add the wet ingredients. Firstly, add 1 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt and whisk together. Then add the zest of one large lemon and stir until everything is combined.

Step 4: Add the Dry Ingredients

Next up, it’s time to combine the dry and wet ingredients! Slowly pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture while continuously whisking.

Step 5: Pour into Your Pan

Pour your mixture into a greased cake pan and bake for approximately an hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 6: Allow to Cool

Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before transferring it onto a cooling rack for an additional hour.

One bite of this moist Yogurt Pound Cake recipe is not going to be enough – I assure you!

Substitutions and Variations

 Treat yourself to a tasty dessert that's easy to make with this yogurt pound cake recipe.
Treat yourself to a tasty dessert that’s easy to make with this yogurt pound cake recipe.

As a chef, I always love to experiment with different ingredients and flavors to create new variations of classic recipes. This yogurt pound cake recipe is no exception – there are so many ways you can modify it to suit your personal preferences! Here are some substitutions and variations that you might want to try:

– Sugar substitute: If you’re looking for a healthier alternative, you can replace the granulated sugar in this recipe with Splenda sugar substitute. This is a low-calorie sweetener that will still give your cake a delicious, sweet taste.

– Greek yogurt: While this recipe calls for low-fat vanilla yogurt, you could easily swap it out for plain or vanilla Greek yogurt instead. This would add an extra tangy flavor and make the cake more moist.

– Lemon yogurt: For a citrusy twist, try using lemon yogurt instead of vanilla. You could also add some grated lemon zest or lemon juice to the batter for even more zing!

– Vegan: If you’re vegan or just trying to avoid dairy products, you can replace the butter and yogurt in this recipe with non-dairy alternatives like coconut oil and soy or almond milk.

– Iced: For a refreshing summer treat, you could top your yogurt pound cake with some fresh fruit and a drizzle of icing. Lemon or berry yogurt would be especially delicious for this variation!

No matter how you decide to adapt this recipe, it’s sure to be a hit. The rich, moist texture of the yogurt pound cake pairs perfectly with all kinds of flavors and toppings, so get creative and have fun experimenting!

Serving and Pairing

 Yogurt lovers, unite! This pound cake recipe is perfect for you.
Yogurt lovers, unite! This pound cake recipe is perfect for you.


When it comes to serving and pairing this indulgent yogurt pound cake, the possibilities are endless. The cake is delightful on its own with a cup of tea or coffee, making for a perfect companion to a mid-day snack break. It’s also a versatile dessert that works well for many occasions, from casual family gatherings to upscale dinner parties.

For a more elaborate presentation, this moist cake can be sliced and dusted with powdered sugar or drizzled with an icing glaze made of powdered sugar and lemon juice. Garnish the top of the cake with fresh berries such as strawberries or blueberries for an added burst of fruity goodness.

This cake also pairs perfectly with homemade whipped cream or toasted nuts, which complement its rich flavor well. If you want to get really creative, try topping each slice of cake with a dollop of flavored Greek yogurt or lemon curd.

For those who love experimenting with desserts, this yogurt pound cake can also be used as a base for other baked goods. Try cutting it into cubes and using it as the foundation for a trifle or layering it in a parfait with fresh fruit and yogurt for a tasty dessert option.

Overall, this fantastic yogurt pound cake is sure to impress guests and satisfy any sweet tooth craving. Whether enjoyed alone or paired with other flavors and ingredients, this recipe will quickly become one of your go-to favorites for any occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You can never go wrong with a classic pound cake made even better with yogurt.
You can never go wrong with a classic pound cake made even better with yogurt.

Oh, my darlings, let me tell you: patience is a virtue when it comes to baked goods. And this Yogurt Pound Cake recipe is no exception. By making it ahead and storing it properly, you can ensure that every slice will be as scrumptious as the last one.

After baking the cake, let it cool completely to room temperature before wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You can then store it at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week, depending on how fresh you want your baked goods to be.

When reheating, there are a few tricks. One way is to slice the cake and toast it in a pan with some butter until golden brown on both sides. Another way is to microwave a slice for about 15-20 seconds with a damp paper towel to keep the cake from drying out.

If you’re planning on making this Yogurt Pound Cake ahead of time, there are some tips I have for you. You can prepare the batter up until the point where you add in the yogurt, then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When ready to bake, simply mix in the yogurt and follow the recipe instructions as normal.

Now, if you want to freeze this cake (and trust me, you’ll thank me later), wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then foil or place it in an airtight container. It will stay fresh for up to 3 months.

When thawing frozen pound cake, take it out of the freezer and let it come to room temperature for about an hour before unwrapping it. Then, reheat using one of the methods mentioned above.

Remember, when storing or reheating any baked good: be gentle and take your time. No need to hurry – your taste buds will thank you!

Tips for Perfect Results

 This pound cake is a mouthwatering treat with its moist crumb and tangy flavor.
This pound cake is a mouthwatering treat with its moist crumb and tangy flavor.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I know that the key to perfect baking is attention to detail. Here are some tips to ensure your yogurt pound cake turns out exquisitely moist and flavorful every time.

1. Use room temperature ingredients

Before you begin preparing the recipe, make sure that all your ingredients are at room temperature. This allows them to mix together more seamlessly and creates a better texture overall.

2. Don’t overmix

Be careful not to overmix the batter once you add the dry ingredients. Overmixing can cause the cake to become dense and rubbery. Mix until the ingredients are just combined, then stop.

3. Choose the right flour

When it comes to flour for pound cakes, all-purpose flour is typically used. However, if you want to experiment with different flours, keep in mind that they will change the texture of the cake. Whole wheat flour, for example, will create a denser cake.

4. Add some zest

A helpful tip to enhance the flavor profile of your cake is adding some zest from a lemon or lime. This adds an extra dimension of tartness and freshness that will brighten up your yogurt pound cake.

5. Experiment with substitutions

Experimenting with different types of yogurt can create unique flavors in your pound cake recipe. Substitute Greek yogurt or lemon yogurt instead of vanilla low-fat yogurt for an interesting twist on traditional yogurt pound cake.

By following these tips and recommendations, you can achieve bakery-level results and create a moist and delicious yogurt pound cake every time.


Before we conclude this recipe article, let’s go through a few frequently asked questions regarding baking the perfect Yogurt Pound Cake. Read on to discover quick tips and tricks so that you can successfully bake this cake every time!

What does adding yogurt to a cake do?

When it comes to baking, there’s a special ingredient that can make all the difference. Its velvety texture keeps desserts from drying out, while its sharp taste adds a nostalgic twist to traditional recipes. But that’s not all – this powerhouse ingredient also has the ability to activate leavening agents and give baked goods an airy, delicate texture. Can you guess what it is? The answer is none other than good old-fashioned buttermilk.

Can you substitute yogurt for sour cream in pound cake?

When it comes to baking, you may want to swap out sour cream for something healthier or easier. A great substitution is using yogurt in equal measurements as the sour cream. Opt for whole milk yogurt to achieve the best results. This swap not only cuts down on fat but adds in more protein and calcium for a healthier end product.

What does yogurt replace in a cake mix?

When it comes to baking cakes, oil plays an essential role. However, if you’re trying to cut down on oil intake, yogurt can be a healthy and tasty replacement. In fact, yogurt can even improve the texture of your cake, making it moister than usual. To get the best results, you should reduce the amount of other liquids in your recipe a little or use a ratio of 3/4 cup of yogurt per cup of oil. The great news is that there are different types of yogurt available that can be used interchangeably to replace oil. So, it’s easy to tailor your cake to your preferences.

Can I replace milk with yogurt in cake?

Substituting milk with yogurt can be a fantastic option for baking enthusiasts seeking a moist, soft texture. However, one should be mindful of the type of yogurt selected and use an equal amount in place of milk.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this yogurt pound cake recipe is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a simple, easy-to-make, and irresistibly moist cake that will tantalize their taste buds. This recipe offers a healthier twist to the classic pound cake and can be tailored to your personal preferences with substitutions and variations.

Whether you top it with fresh berries or a dollop of whipped cream, this yogurt pound cake is the best vanilla cake you’ll ever make. With its light texture and tangy flavor, it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion.

So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and share your delicious baked goods with your friends and family. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make this cake super moist and flavorful. Trust me; it’s the perfect alternative to traditional pound cake recipes!

Yogurt Pound Cake

Yogurt Pound Cake Recipe

I found this in a friend's cookbook and although i have not yet tried it, it sounds delicious and healthy, too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 223.5kcal


  • 2/3 cup Splenda sugar substitute
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until ight and fluffy. Add egg whites, beat 4 minutes or until well blended.
  • Add vanilla and almond extract. Beat at low speed untill well blended. Set aside.
  • Combine flour with baking soda and salt.
  • Add alternately with yogurt to creamed mixture.
  • Pour into sprayed loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes at 350.


Serving: 82g | Calories: 223.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.4g | Protein: 5.6g | Fat: 9.8g | Saturated Fat: 6.1g | Cholesterol: 25.6mg | Sodium: 251.2mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 3.6g

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