Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Lemon Rosemary Yogurt Loaf #CakeSliceBakers

This tender loaf made tangy with yogurt and lemon and flavored with savory herbs made a perfect, light dessert following Christmas Eve Brunch.  

Lemon Rosemary Yogurt Loaf

We have opened a new cookbook for this year's edition of Cake Slice Bakers.........

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Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Little Everyday Cakes by Candace Floyd. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.


I really love that this cookbook features "small" cakes.  There are only 3 of us in our family and with the pandemic we rarely have guests anymore so a little cake provides the treat we seek without the waste that I hate.  My freezer only has so much room.  

It is a new year and a new book - Little Everyday Cakes - and our choices for January 2021 were ~ 

Lemon-Rosemary Yogurt Loaf

Chocolate Malt Cake

Oatmeal-Applesauce Cake with Lemony Apple Topping
    Lemon Rosemary Yogurt Loaf

    Due to the Pandemic, Christmas looked different this year.  Instead of a large gathering with all of our family and friends we had several small gatherings.  On Christmas Eve morning our children from Frank's first marriage joined us for brunch.  I served up Shakshuka, Citrus Salad, Bacon Ranch Potatoes and this lovely loaf cake for dessert topped with fresh whipped cream.

    Lemon Rosemary Yogurt Loaf pin

    I used dried rosemary in this cake as I didn't have any fresh on hand.  The author suggests using thyme if you are not fond of rosemary but I found the touch of rosemary in this loaf was perfect.

      Cake, Dessert, Lemon, Rosemary, Yogurt, Loaf
      Desserts, Cakes
      Yield: 8 servings
      Author: Wendy Klik
      Lemon Rosemary Loaf

      Lemon Rosemary Loaf

      This tender loaf made tangy with yogurt and lemon and flavored with savory herbs and topped with fresh whipped cream makes a perfect, light dessert.
      Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 1 Hour


      • 1 1/2 c. flour
      • 1/4 t. baking powder
      • 1/4 t. baking soda
      • pinch of salt
      • 6 T. plain greek yogurt, room temperature
      • 1/2 t. vanilla
      • 2 T. lemon juice
      • 6 T. butter, room temperature
      • 1 c. sugar
      • 2 eggs
      • 1 egg yolk
      • zest of one lemon
      • 1/4 t. dried rosemary


      1. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.
      2. Combine the yogurt, vanilla and lemon juice.  Set aside
      3. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs and yolk, one at a time, beating well after each. 
      4. Turn speed to low and mix in the flour mixture, alternating with the yogurt mixture, about a third at a time until incorporated.  Increase speed and beat until blended.  Stir in the lemon zest and rosemary.
      5. Turn into a loaf pan that has been treate with baking spray.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven  for about 45 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly. 
      6. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.
      7. Serve with fresh whipped cream, if desired.


      Adapted from Everyday Little Cakes by Candace Floyd



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      1. Sounds good! I especially like the sound of your Christmas Eve dinner!!

      2. Your cake looks wonderful, and your menu for brunch sounds delicious!

      3. Lovely! Sounds like a perfect cake for a delicious brunch!

      4. This looks SO delicious! Love that pile of whipped cream on a slice. Tasty!

      5. This looks SO perfect for a brunch. It was the second on my list to try. Now I definitely have to make it.

      6. A slice of this with a hot beverage would be perfect on this snowy and cold Michigan day.


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