This Fresh Strawberry Lemon Yogurt Cake is a lighter cake recipe filled with fresh strawberries, bright, citrusy lemon juice and zest and topped with a sweet, buttery streusel making it perfect for enjoying for breakfast, brunch, or any time of day!
*Recipe and text from 05/10/15. Images updated 03/13/20.
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend! Do you have your menus planned? Or have you hinted yet to your husbands what you want to eat?
If you’re still looking for an idea, here is an easy cake that only takes about an hour to an hour an a half (depending on what side pan you use) from the time you start to the time you are slicing pieces to eat!
If you want, you can even make it up ahead of time and serve it room temperature. It tastes great both ways.
The cake is filled with lots of fresh, sweet strawberries and tangy lemon juice and topped with a light streusel that also has hints of lemon in it.
An easy strawberry glaze tops off the cake and gives it both a burst of sweetness and color!
Yogurt keeps this cake on the lighter side and also prevents it from drying out right away like some cakes.
The light lemon flavor blends with the sweet strawberries to create a slightly tangy, slightly sweet cake that is perfect for enjoying for breakfast, brunch, snack, or any time of day!
Tips for Making Strawberry Lemon Yogurt Cake
- This cake is neither a sweet dessert cake nor is it a coffee cake that is so full of sugar that it may as well be a dessert cake. This cake is lightly sweetened and has more strawberry lemon flavor than “sweet” flavor.
- This cake batter is like muffins. You do not want to over-stir the batter. You will end up with a tough cake.
- I don’t recommend trying to make this cake in an 8×8 inch baking dish. It will end up being really thick and will brown before the inside is cooked properly.
- If you find that even in a 9×9 inch baking dish that your streusel is turning brown before the cake is ready, top the cake with a piece of aluminum foil for the remainder of the baking time.
For the Cake
For the Streusel
For the Glaze