Serve it :: Lemon & Rosemary Cake

Lemon and Rosemary Cake Recipe

Lemon desserts have not always been my favorite. In fact, I dislike most of them. But when I was looking into cakes to make that had savory flavors, this Lemon & Rosemary Cake recipe peaked my interest. It isn’t too “lemony” and the rosemary isn’t overpowering either. This cake is a well balanced marriage of flavors. Topped with a light lemon icing–this lemon and rosemary cake was a winner. Definitely making this again!

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I served it to a crowd, and they all seemed to love it. Give it a try (no worries, it is really simple to make).

Lemon & Rosemary Cake

Ingredients for cake

1 3/4 cup sugar

Zest of 2 lemons

2 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt

3 tbs lemon juice

3 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped

2 cups self rising flour

To make cake

Beat the oil, eggs, sugar and lemon zest until well combined. Add in all other ingredients and mix well by hand. Pour the cake mixture into a 24cm spring form cake tin that has been well greased and lined with a parchment circle. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Remove from over, leave in pan for 15 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

To make icing:

Start with 2 cups confectioners sugar and add tbs of lemon juice while stirring until you get the desired consistency to ice your cake. I added 5 tbs when making the cake above. You can’t mess it up — add in more sugar if it’s too thin, or more lemon juice if it’s too thick.

Once your cake is cool, pour or spread on your icing.



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4 Comments on Serve it :: Lemon & Rosemary Cake

  1. Celia Becker
    January 5 at 7:56 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Tori. It looks yummy and moist. I’m going to make it tomorrow. Thanks!

    • Tori
      January 6 at 7:34 pm (4 years ago)

      Celia, let me know what you think. Happy baking!

  2. Tori
    February 22 at 11:01 am (4 years ago)

    Hello! Do you make this with plain or vanilla yogurt? Which do you prefer?

    • Tori
      February 24 at 9:35 am (4 years ago)

      I used vanilla. I think it’s a tad sweeter which I prefer.


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