Lemon Yoghurt Spelt Cake

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This moist, tangy lemony spelt cake, adapted from Donna Hay, uses Greek yoghurt and sunflower oil rather than butter for a moist, soft, delicate crumb that just melts in your mouth, and to cut down on calories and sugar intake, a combination of applesauce and stevia works as a substitute. It is very easy, quick to mix and freezer friendly.

Lemon Icing
  • 300 g Refined spelt flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 180 ml Sunflower oil
  • 2 Eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Finely grated lemon rind
  • 60 ml Lemon juice
  • 300 g Plain Greek-style thick yoghurt
  • 100 g Unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 g Pure stevia extract powder
  • 1 tbsp Savoury leaves
  • 160 g Icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp Boiling water
  1. Preheat oven to 160C/320F. Grease and flour a 25cm non-stick bundt pan. Whisk together the spelt flour and baking powder.
  2. Place oil, eggs, lemon rind, lemon juice, yoghurt, applesauce and stevia in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Sift over the flour mixture and stir until smooth.
  3. Pour the cake batter into prepared cake pan and bake for 50–55 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Allow the cake to stand in the pan for 5 minutes.
  4. To make the lemon icing, combine the icing sugar, lemon juice and boiling water. Carefully turn the cake out onto a cake stand and spoon over the icing while the cake is still warm. Sprinkle with savoury leaves and allow to set for 10 minutes before serving.

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89 comments:

Cathleen 7/2/15 05:46

I have been craving some lemon baked goods recently. This looks so good!

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Medeja 7/2/15 07:39

Oh I would love a slice! Looks just perfect!

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Sokehah Cheah 7/2/15 09:09

I like how you sprinkle the tiny green leaves onto the cake. Looks so refreshing. Cake must be full of lemon fragrance!

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GG 7/2/15 10:04

This looks wonderful, I love your photos, so full of light. Definitely one to bookmark. GG

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 7/2/15 10:43

Beautiful! A delightful treat.

Cheers,

Rosa

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The Yum List 7/2/15 10:53

I bet this one is lovely with a cup of fruit tea.

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Esther Lau 7/2/15 11:37

Wow! Looks pretty and tempting! Can I have a slice please ?

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Anne Regalado 7/2/15 12:27

Angie , that bundt cake sure looks pretty delicious ! Lovely flavor and it reminds me of summer :D

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Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 7/2/15 13:10

Cakes don't get any prettier or healthier than this Angie. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Sam

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Amy (Savory Moments) 7/2/15 13:48

What a lovely cake, Angie! I really enjoy lemony baked goods.

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Mijú 7/2/15 15:52

Como siempre unas fotazas :-)
Adoro el limón.
Un saludito

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Ritu Ahuja 7/2/15 19:10

Very tempting and irresistible cake..yummy yummy :)

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Beth 7/2/15 19:37

Absolutely lovely, Angie. I'd make this in a heartbeat.

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Amy 7/2/15 20:51

I love all kinds of lemony dessert/cakes/etc. I can't wait to try this. I have a basket full of lemons waiting for me. :)

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 7/2/15 21:13

What a beautiful cake and photos! Lemon and chocolate are my two favorite flavors for sweets. I would love to try this recipe, Angie - thank you! I wish I had fresh herbs growing! I can't wait for summer :)

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Roz Corieri Paige 7/2/15 22:28

Everything is so inviting with this cake; the lemon, the lightness, and even how you presented it . . . I feel as if spring arrived. A keeper for sure, Angie!

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Barbara 7/2/15 22:47

I love anything lemon and the addition of sour cream guarantees a lovely moist crumb. This looks fabulous, Angie. I was amazed to find some spelt flour when I was searching my flour drawer the other day...wonder what I made with it? Now I have a use for it.

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Jasna Varcakovic 7/2/15 23:09

Ha, I made this Donna's cake to ( the other day). You've adapted it so well with stevia, spelt flour and apple sauce (most of her cakes are overloaded with sugar , but delicious).

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Betty 7/2/15 23:22

I love anything lemon! This is a gorgeous cake. :)

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Cheri Savory Spoon 8/2/15 03:18

Hi Angie, this looks really delicious I have lemons coming out of my ears right now. Pinned!

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ami@naivecookcooks 8/2/15 04:17

Angie your pictures are always so stunning!! Love that you used yogurt and spelt flour in this cake! Yum.

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Veronica Ng 8/2/15 04:54

Another lovely and yummy cake from your kitchen again! I love the idea of using oil instead of butter in my cakes, I think they are more moist. Thanks for sharing.

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Easyfoodsmith 8/2/15 05:48

I make lemon cake in simjlar way but never with spelt flour. the cake looks beautiful and the texture amazing.

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What's Baking?? 8/2/15 09:02

Ooo gums. So pretty and tempting

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thecompletecookbook 8/2/15 11:08

This perfect for a tea party.
Have a beautiful week ahead Angie.
:-) Mandy xo

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My Inner Chick 8/2/15 19:28

YUM.
Anything "LEMON" I Am There! x

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Geraldine Saucier 8/2/15 19:44

Angie, you always post such beautiful and delicious desserts. This cake is no exception. I love your plate.

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 8/2/15 19:46

Delightful! And it looks so pretty, Angie :)

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Kathleen 8/2/15 21:01

This looks beautiful and delicious! I love the flavors you used!

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fimère .b 8/2/15 21:09

absolument délicieux j'aime beaucoup
bonne soirée

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CookWith Manali 8/2/15 21:27

Yum, I love lemon desserts Angie and this look gorgeous! :)

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Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 8/2/15 21:37

What a pretty cake! And with the citrus - I can't get enough right now!

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Cheap Ethnic Eatz 9/2/15 03:56

Serious calorie cutting recipe here, love lemon cakes too. Reminds me of summer...will it ever come back?

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Kelly 9/2/15 12:38

This cake is beautiful, Angie! Lemon desserts are my favorite and I love that you used greek yogurt and sunflower oil instead of butter. It looks so soft and delicious! The savoury leaves look so pretty too!

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Joanne 9/2/15 13:48

Such a light, lovely cake! The lemony flavor is such a great pick-me-up.

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Kathy 9/2/15 14:17

Gorgeous cake, presentation and photos!! Absolutely lovely, Angie!

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Monica 9/2/15 15:12

Love this (and Donna Hay)! I have made yogurt cakes and love the moist, springy texture. This is another great way to incorporate spelt, too. The fact that it looks so bright and fresh is a bonus.

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Raven Driemeyer 9/2/15 15:40

That looks so awesome!! I adore lemon flavored sweets

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grace 9/2/15 16:06

it took on a very unique shape, didn't it! i like the texture of this cake, angie, and the cascading glaze is so enticing!

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Pam 9/2/15 16:21

It looks beautiful and delicious!

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Tricia Buice 9/2/15 16:38

Lemon treats always get my attention. I love the applesauce and Stevia in place of the sugar and oils - it is a beautiful cake with a gorgeous crumb. Thanks Angie! You always inspire :)

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Sophies Foodie Files 9/2/15 16:48

MMMM,... A lovely special glazed spelt cake! It looks spectacular even, dear Angie!

I would love a big slice,..thank you! xxx

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Catherine 9/2/15 17:44

Dear Angie, I love spelt cakes. This looks wonderful. I would enjoy a slice now with coffee. xoxo Catherine

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Gwen 9/2/15 17:58

I adore lemon cake! I love that this is made using spelt. oxox

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Teodora@TeoBucatar 9/2/15 21:08

Absolutely beautiful shot ! Love the color palette, light and the composition.

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Algodão Tão Doce 9/2/15 22:18

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Visite-me:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

Obrigada.

Beijos Marie.

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Algodão Tão Doce 9/2/15 22:18

Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
Visite-me:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

Obrigada.

Beijos Marie.

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Yelena Strokin 10/2/15 01:27

I can smell the lemon!! Lovely cake, I adore desserts with lemon!

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Sharon D 10/2/15 03:18

Oo...that looks gorgeous, Angie. Super gorgeous!

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Abbe@This is How I Cook 10/2/15 07:09

The cake looks great but I have to tell you that my mother has a huge collection of the Japanese plates! She never used them though!

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Emma @ Bake Then Eat 10/2/15 11:20

I love this time of year because everyone is thinking of spring and lemon recipes are everywhere and they are one of my favourites. This is a beautiful looking cake, I'd love a slice right now!

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Delectably Green 10/2/15 12:48

This looks so gorgeous! I love that you use spelt flour instead of regular all purpose - so much easier on the body - and yogurt - great ingredients and lovely cake!
mary

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Christine Ho 10/2/15 13:56

The cake looks so refreshing, with a perfect combination of lemon and yoghurt, Angie.

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Gourmet Getaways 10/2/15 15:32

The lemon yoghurt combo is just so exciting to read! Can't wait to taste it!!!

Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx

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Shashi Charles 10/2/15 16:16

Angie - I love your use of applesauce and yogurt in this cake! That cut slice looks delectable!

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Balvinder Ubi 10/2/15 16:22

Lovely citrus flavor!I wish spelt flour was gluten free then I could make this cake.

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Gloria Baker 10/2/15 17:13

aw ANgie! This is a really lovely cake, and delicious Im sure!!
xo

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Nippon Nin 10/2/15 20:38

Sounds so refreshing - lovely combination of lemon and yogurt. The photos looks like come straight out of magazine.
I hope you have a happy Valentine's Day!

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Brisa Maritima 10/2/15 21:33

Beautiful and delicious cake, no doubt about it ! :)

Cheers,

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Chris Scheuer 11/2/15 01:14

Love, love, love baked goods with lemon. And I know the yogurt makes it really moist. Wishing I had a big slice right now!

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eatgood4life.blogspot.com 11/2/15 03:48

I am in love with this cake. It looks terrific. Could you please move next door to me so that we can share treats? :-)

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Nazneen Hamilton 11/2/15 04:03

I love using oil and yoghurt in cakes, it makes them so soft and moist. Lemon is one of my favourite flavours, love this cake!

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mjskit 11/2/15 04:33

Interesting use of oil in place of butter. I've never had a sweet cake like this made with oil. It does look SO moist and delicious and perfect for my afternoon tea time.

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Anne@FromMySweetHeart.com 11/2/15 06:11

Oh what a lovely cake, Angie! Between the applesauce and the yogurt....I bet it is insanely moist! I can think of nothing better than a sweet and tangy lemon cake! This looks divine! : )

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Tania@ MyKitchen Stories 11/2/15 08:40

How beautiful Angie. Great substitutes and looks so moist

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Noob Cook 11/2/15 08:50

What a gorgeous cake and lovely clicks too!

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Alida 11/2/15 13:27

When I need a healthy cake I can come to you! All your baking looks great and it is healthy. These days there is such a big demand on healthy versions of cakes and food in general. This spelt cake is just my cup of tea! Brava.

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Barbara Bakes 11/2/15 17:22

What a beautiful, light cake.

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Patty Price 11/2/15 22:44

Lovely lemon cake, this is the season for citrus!

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Juliana 11/2/15 23:08

Another beautiful and healthy dessert...I have never baked with spelt flour...love the idea of lemon...lots of it...lemon cake and lemon frosting...yum!
Hope you are having a great week Angie :)

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Kitchen Belleicious 11/2/15 23:34

it looks beautiful and delicious!

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gardentowok 12/2/15 00:17

Just finished dinner and would love a slice for dessert, thanks.

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Julia | JuliasAlbum.com 12/2/15 05:28

I love bundt cakes! They are so pretty and so easy to make usually. And they feed a lot of people too! Yours looks so good, I love everything with lemon!

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Katerina 12/2/15 09:52

I love citrus flavor in cakes! It looks very moist and delicious!

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Liz @ Floating Kitchen 12/2/15 13:35

This is really beautiful! I have lots of Meyers lemons ready to be used in this cake!

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Food For Tots 12/2/15 13:48

Your cake looks so moist and inviting!! It also has all my favourite healthy ingredients! I bet it must be delicious too!

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Hema 12/2/15 15:30

I love lemon flavor in cakes, very tempting with that light and delicious frosting..

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lisa is cooking 12/2/15 20:48

Lemony cakes are my favorite! I'd love a slice with my tea right now.

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Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 12/2/15 22:53

Your delicious spelt cake has me drooling my friend, lemon is the best flavour :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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Mary Frances 13/2/15 00:59

What a delightful, healthy way to brighten up this cold weather! Your photographs make it seem as if Spring is here already.

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lenia 13/2/15 06:23

I love lemony desserts!It must be refreshing and yummy!
Kisses,dear Angie!

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Honey Bee Sweets 14/2/15 14:23

My mouth is watering thinking of the lemony icing on the soft cake haha

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Asmita 15/2/15 11:27

Love bundt cakes and this one looks fabulous!

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Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen 15/2/15 15:12

I love Greek yoghurt in both savoury and sweet things. Love this lovely cake and I see you have also used sunflower oil. Although I adore butter, I think oil gives a lighter more tender crumb. Delish, Angie!

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Terra 18/2/15 01:13

Love that you used savoury leaves, I bet it adds a lovely flavor addition. Your cake looks gorgeous! Hugs, Terra

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Muna Kenny 4/3/15 12:36

I can smell it and have to make it. your cake looks amazing Angie!

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Anonymous 2/7/15 15:06

Hi Angie,
Can i replace refined spelt flour with APF, and if so would it be 1 to 1? Thanks in advanced for your response.

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Angie Schneider 2/7/15 15:26

@Anonymous Sure. I would use 280 grams of APF first since spelt does absorb less liquid, and if the batter appears too thin, then add the rest.

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