This blackberry lemon yogurt cake is sweet, tart, and moist. The perfect dessert for any summer gathering!
This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% my own.
I just love berries. All kinds of berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries. Of all the berries though, blackberries are, hands down, my favorite. Big, plump, juicy blackberries. And we all know my love for all things lemon. So, when I decided to combine the two in this delicious yogurt cake, it was a match made in heaven.
No, really. This blackberry lemon yogurt cake is heavenly. The yogurt keeps the cake moist, and the sweet and tart flavors from the blackberries and lemon go so well together.
Oh! And it’s not overly sweet. I mean, it’s sweet, but not overwhelmingly so.
I love the color of blackberries, too. The contrast of that purple color against the lemon yellow cake is…just gorgeous. And yes, it tastes as good as it looks. I just love the lemon zest on top. It gives a nice pop of flavor to each bite.
I opted to use Adam’s Extract lemon extract in this cake so that I could get that good lemon flavor, without needing to add a lot of lemon juice and throw off the liquid-to-dry ingredient ratio. I do not regret that decision one bit. You get the perfect amount of lemon flavor, without compromising the texture!
Why use Greek yogurt in cake?
There are several reasons you may want to use Greek yogurt in baking, but here are my top faves:
1. The yogurt helps to keep the cake moist and fluffy.
2. It can be a healthier alternative to replace sour cream, creme fraiche, or mayonaisse, and/or at least a portion of butter!
3. It adds a little bit of tanginess to your baked goods.
What do you need to make Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake?
Good quality flour
Granulated sugar (Dixie Crystals!)
Lemon Extract (Adam’s Extract!)
A 8″ or 9″ round cake pan (Wilton!) or springform pan
I can’t believe we’re halfway through #SummerDessertWeek already! Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to see the rest of today’s delcious recipes AND the giveaway information and entry form!!
Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp lemon extract
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I used a vanilla honey Greek yogurt, but plain is great too!)
- 6 oz blackberries
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Spray the bottom and sides of an 8* or 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray – one with flour, if possible. Set aside.
- Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, together into a medium bowl.
- In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, sugar, and 2 eggs until very light in color and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes on high speed. Add the lemon extract and Greek yogurt and continue beating until very creamy and light in color, about 1 more minute.
- With the mixer on low speed, slowly add in the flour mixture, until combined. Do not overmix.
- Transfer the cake batter to the prepared cake pan. Top with blackberries and lemon zest, then sprinkly with sugar.
- Bake until cake turns golden, and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, 40 minutues to 1 hour, depending on your oven.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in pan, on a baking rack. Once cooled**, you can invert the cake onto a plate. You can then gently slide your hands underneath and turn it right-side up onto the plate. Or – place another plate on top (or bottom, rather) and flip it over using both plates, if you're worried it may break if flipping with just your hands.
Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
Ice Cream Recipes:
Strawberry Siren Shake from A Blender Mom
Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches from Family Around the Table
Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Red, White & Blue Funfetti Ice Cream from Books n’ Cooks
Sweet Summertime Cakes and Cupcakes:
No-Bake Mermaid Cake from Nik Snacks
Mermaid Ice Cream Cone Cakes from Eat Move Make
Lemon Cupcakes from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Strawberry Buttercream Cake with Blueberry Lemonade Ganache from 4 Sons R Us
Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake from Sweet Beginnings
Mermaid Cakesicles from Big Bear’s Wife
Strawberry Lemonade Bars from Jen Around the World
Amaretto Cheesecake from The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
Lemon Blueberry Scones from The Beard and The Baker
Key Lime Pie Donuts from Daily Dish Recipes
Lemon Bar Cheesecake from Fake Ginger
Blueberry Banana Pretzel Bars from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
New York Style Cheesecake from Back To My Southern Roots
Cheesecake with Key Lime Stars and Orange Cream Mermaids from Our Good Life
Indian Rice Pudding from Palatable Pastime
Key Lime Thumbprint Cookies from The Domestic Kitchen
Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Doughmesstic
Chocolate Swirl Meringues from My Sweet Zepol
Sweet Corn Cookies from The Spiffy Cookie
Peach Pie Fudge from Sweet ReciPEAs
Blackberry Spritzer from My Baking Heart
Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we’ve got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y’all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!
There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
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Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1)Keurig® K-Select® Coffee Maker
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar
Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips
Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!
Prize #4 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9″ Square Springform Pana Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 7th – July 14th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.