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Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller Photo by: Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller

Lemon-Yogurt Snack Cake

All You JANUARY 2010

  • Yield: Serves 10
  • Cook time:50 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$.21


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. In a bowl, sift together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in poppy seeds. In a second bowl, whisk together sugar, lemon zest and juice, yogurt, oil, egg and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into yogurt mixture until just combined.

2. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Transfer cake to a wire rack and let cool 10 minutes, then turn out of pan onto rack and let cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 226
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg
  • Sodium: 205mg

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