Thermomix Lemon Yoghurt Cake

So this cake has a funny story to it. Last week I wasn’t feeling the best, but despite this, I don’t know what came over me, but I had the desire to make a cake.  I found the Thermomix Yoghurt cake recipe, but I didn’t have lemon or grapeseed oil as per their recipe, so I improvised.  The recipe needed a pinch of salt, but in a daze rather than grabbing what I thought was the salt grinder to give it one wind of rock salt, as I was walking it back to the pantry I realised I just cracked pepper into the batter.  Ooh dear, I got what I could out, but thought hey, Lemon Pepper is meant to be a good combo!  I think I got most of the pepper out, but we all had a good laugh.

This Thermomix Lemon Yoghurt Cake is quick, easy and delicious. Perfect to have with your afternoon cuppa!

The recipe also required the zest of one lemon, however, I didn’t have any lemon in the fridge so I used 2 drops of lemon essential oil which was perfect and a great way to use my oils!!

This Thermomix Lemon Yoghurt Cake is quick, easy and delicious. Perfect to have with your afternoon cuppa!

I made this recipe in the Thermomix, but Donna Hay has a great regular recipe you can make with your electric mixer.

This Thermomix Lemon Yoghurt Cake is quick, easy and delicious. Perfect to have with your afternoon cuppa!


Lemon Yoghurt Cake

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 150g sugar
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 80g vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g plain flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 120g natural yoghurt
  • 30g icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, fan forced.
  2. Grease and line a round cake tin and set aside.
  3. Place sugar and lemon essential oils into thermomix bowl, mill 10 seconds / speed 10
  4. Scrape the side of the bowl.
  5. Add eggs and mix 30 seconds / speed 3.
  6. Add flour, salt, baking powder, yoghurt and oil, mix 1 minute / speed 5.
  7. Scrape the sides and continue to mix for a further 15 seconds / speed 5.
  8. Place mixture into prepared cake tin and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through, remove from oven and stand for 5 minutes.
  9. Transfer cake to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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Leanne Paulsen May 23, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Thank you for your recipe. I saw it early this morning and decided to make it for my Birthday morning tea today at work. I made a couple of substitutions as it was for work and there are a number of dietary requirements and also it was 6am this morning so I just used what it had in the cupboard/fridge. I used Gluten Free SR flour and reduced the baking powder to 1 teaspoon. I also used coconut oil for the vegetable oil and used coconut yoghurt. It was absolutely amazing. No one could believe that it was Gluten free and Dairy free. I quickly made some lemon curd in the Thermomix to go with it. Absolutely yum!!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 23, 2018 - 2:19 PM

Hi Leanne, so glad you liked it! Great to hear your substitutions worked. I haven’t tried it with lemon curd on top but I can imagine it’s delicious! Also, Happy Birthday 🙂

Anorina Morris May 24, 2018 - 10:21 AM

I love this thermie lemon yoghurt cake, but I still think that the apple cake in the BCB is my favourite.

Rachel February 14, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Has anyone tried a sugar substitute with this recipe?


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