Lemon Greek Yogurt Crumb Cake

Cake. Guaranteed to increase your daily dose of happiness up to a 1399%.

That’s all scientifical data, my friends.

Lemon Greek Yogurt Crumb Cake: it's made in your blender in just 5 minutes! And it's also quite healthy and super delicious!

I wish I could say that I’m speaking as someone who knows what’s she’s taling about (read: a future food & enviroment engineer), but I still don’t know whether I’ve been admitted into the university I want or not sooooooooooo.


As if I didn’t have enough stuff to worry about (read #2: this cake and when I’ll be able to have another piece – I cannot keep this guy out of my mind), they’re going to make me wait until the 18th. How rude, right? Right.

And then I’m getting my C2 English test results on the 25th…. oh, I can foresee that July is going to be such a scary month.

Lemon Greek Yogurt Crumb Cake: it's made in your blender in just 5 minutes! And it's also quite healthy and super delicious!

If you want a spoiler, I’m pretty positive I’ve failed misserably. I mean, the speaking task when soooooooo badly that I keep seeing the same scene over and over again in my head… it plays out as if it was some kind of film. I guess we could say that my life totally feels like a big hungover morning now #ughthatwassoembarrasing.

Lemon Greek Yogurt Crumb Cake: it's made in your blender in just 5 minutes! And it's also quite healthy and super delicious!

But as I stated before, cake does make your life better. Extra points if a crumb topping is involved. Extra points #2 if it involves two of my favorite ingredients everrr: greek yogurt and oats.

Greek yogurt and oats? Oh well, if that doesn’t sound like breakfast to you, I don’t want to to know what will. Speaking from experience, I can ensure you that this tastes like heaven when paired with a big mug of strong black coffee.

Been there, done that.

Lemon Greek Yogurt Crumb Cake: it's made in your blender in just 5 minutes! And it's also quite healthy and super delicious!

It tasted so good that it almost made me forget that the English examinator guys must be laughing at my back right now.

Let’s not talk about sad stuff though. We’d better get back to cake and all things nice because it’s the better way to solve all your problems.

And that’s a scientifical fact as well. You’re very welcome.

Lemon Greek Yogurt Crumb Cake: it's made in your blender in just 5 minutes! And it's also quite healthy and super delicious!

Do you guys love lemons? I do love lemons. And all things citrus-like, for that matter! They simply make baked goods so vibrant and delicious that it makes me want to eat the whole cake.

Been there, done that #2. Oh gosh, I’ve been everywhere, haven’t I?

And then we have some greek yogurt and olive oil, which translate as a very, very moist (but not wet or gummy, I cannot stand a gummy cake!!!) and dense (but not in a “I cannot tell whether this thing is a brick or a piece of cake” way)… it is just… perfect.

DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE CRUMB TOPPING THOUGH. It’s simply to die for. I mean, “crumb topping” means “flawless” in a language I just made up. For real, yo. 

Lemon Greek Yogurt Crumb Cake: it's made in your blender in just 5 minutes! And it's also quite healthy and super delicious!

Sweet, buttery perfection – someone help me, because I’ve fallen in love with this cake and I cannot get up (but mostly because I’ve eaten so much cake that they’ll have to roll me out of the house #fact)… and you will too, if you happen to try it.

And the best part?????????? *drum roll* It can be made in less than 5 minutes in your blender. Talk about lazy. This cake is the easiest, most fool-proof one you’ll ever make!

So what are you waiting for? If life gives you lemons, make a lemon greek yogurt cake. Otherwise you’re going to be miserable when you’re sipping your lemonade and thinking that it could be cake instead.

You’ve all been warned, folks.

Lemon Greek Yogurt Crumb Cake
Serves 12
This cake is dense, moist and has a subtle lemon-vanilla flavor that you'll adore. Bonus points for the buttery oat crumb topping! Greek yogurt and oats? Do I hear cake for breakfast?
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Ingredients
  1. 280 grams flour
  2. 200 grams sugar
  3. 8 grams baking powder
  4. juice and zest from 2 lemons
  5. 125 grams greek yogurt
  6. 50 grams olive oil
  7. 3 large eggs
Topping
  1. 130 grams rolled oats
  2. 40 grams brown sugar
  3. 30 grams white sugar
  4. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  5. 40 grams melted coconut oil (or butter, or light butter - all work well)
Instructions
  1. You can either make this cake by hand or using your blender/food-processor. I went the food processor route.
  2. Whip eggs until airy and fluffy.
  3. Add in the rest of ingredients and pulse until batter is smooth and lump-free.
  4. For the topping, mix all of the ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour topping on top of cake.
  6. Bake at 180ΒΊ (375F) for 30-35 minutes or until top looks golden and when you insert a toothick in the center, it comes out clean.
Notes
  1. This cake freezes well. To do so, cut it into pieces and wrap them in tinfoil. Place them inside a container and freeze. When ready to eat, microwave pieces until warm and tender.
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I hope you guys have a fantastic week!

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71 Comments

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com July 14, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Haha – “f life gives you lemons, make a lemon greek yogurt cake. Otherwise you’re going to be miserable when you’re sipping your lemonade and thinking that it could be cake instead.” LOVE this line!!! Only thing I love more right now is this delicious looking cake – Yes – I think I will be 1399% happier if I could have a slice!!!
    I sure hope you did better than you think on your exams Consuelo – I bet if you gave your examiner a slice of this cake – you would get a 1399/100!!! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      Awwh thank you very much Shashi! You’re so sweet! I hope you have a great day xx

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour July 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Oh yes, this cake definitely makes me happy!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you so much Meghan! πŸ™‚

  • Reply theprettybee July 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    This looks like a lovely cake! Love the topping!

    • Reply Consuelo July 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks Kelly πŸ˜€

  • Reply Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron July 14, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Hey Consuelo! I’m not sure if it’s just me, but your images are stretched out on my mobile browser… However your cake still looks absolutely mouthwateringly amazing, and I love the easy factor!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Are they? πŸ™ Thanks for letting me know! I think it’s just you, because I just checked and everything’s working well for me! Thank you xxx

  • Reply Monica July 14, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Agreed – cake always bring on the smiles. Sounds moist and I do love lemons and crumb topping at that! Plus, I love how easy it is to make!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks Monica πŸ˜€

  • Reply Ashley July 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Cake always makes a day better! πŸ™‚ And with that crumb topping??? Added happiness!! This sounds fantastic lady!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you Ashley! xx

  • Reply Leah Short (@SoHowsItTaste) July 14, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Heck yeah cake makes everything better, especially this one! Love the citrus!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Leah! xx

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk & Shout July 14, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Crumb topping is EVERYTHING. Ahhhh I’m excited for this, I love cake and if it has crumb on it I just label it as breakfast food, no questions asked πŸ™‚ Good luck for your marks, I’m sure you did an awesome job.

  • Reply Trisha (Stew or a Story) July 15, 2014 at 12:12 am

    I’m sure the test went much much better than you think! No stress! It will all work out for the best! πŸ™‚ Also, I CANNOT get the idea of hot black coffee and a big piece of this crumb cake out of my head. Guess that means I have to make it soon….

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Aw thanks Trisha! I hope you do xx

  • Reply Julie @ This Gal Cooks July 15, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Oh yum yum yum! This cake looks so goooooodddd, Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Julie! xx

  • Reply Alyssa @ My Sequined Life July 15, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Ohhh Consuelo, I know the feeling after an exam where you think you’ll be all relaxed because it’s over and done with, but you just *can’t* stop thinking about what you should have done differently, what you know you got wrong (or think so, anyway), etc. Think good thoughts! The waiting game is so tough, but this cake is juuuust the thing to sweeten it up I think! I’m super happy we ordered a blender and it’s on its way to our apartment right now haha! And that topping…swoon! I would like a big bowl of it, please! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Aww thank you Alyssa! You’re so kind! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Cindy July 15, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Cake surely makes everything better! I stress about everything and then find that it was not needed. Got to be positive πŸ˜€ Well, that or just eat more of this delicious looking cake. 5 minutes int he blender ?! Sounds awesome!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks Cindy! xx

  • Reply huntfortheverybest July 15, 2014 at 4:20 am

    it looks lovely!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you! xx

  • Reply Monet July 15, 2014 at 5:47 am

    What a gorgeous gorgeous cake. It fixes so many ills, doesn’t it? I love citrus, and I have no doubt I’d love this mile-high crumbly cake.

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks Monet xx

  • Reply blahnikbaker July 15, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Oh I am positive cake solves all problems!! Otherwise I won’t be around lol! I do love this cake πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you Zainab! xx

  • Reply rubyredapron July 15, 2014 at 7:16 am

    That crumb topping! Total perfection! Wow, Consuelo this cake sounds like heaven! I’m crossing my fingers for you but I have a feeling your test results will be better than expected! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Aww thanks Ruby xxx

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen July 15, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    This cake looks amazing! I am loving the crumb topping – oh let’s face it – I love every single thing about it. Pinned!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks Kristi! xx

  • Reply Joanne July 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Just breathe! I’m sure you didn’t do quite as bad as you think you did…remember we’re always our worst critics!

    This cake is so gorgeous! Sure you can’t find anyone to bribe with a slice of it? πŸ˜›

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you so much Joanne! xx

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon July 15, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Good luck getting all your results back! You’d be perfect doing food and environment engineering so even if you don’t get in at first I’m sure you will end up going down that path eventually! And are you kidding?! Your English is amazing! You make less grammatical errors than me and English is the only language I speak! PS this cake looks so delicious I am drooling on the screen.

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Awwhhhh you’re too sweet Lilli! Thank you so much! xx

  • Reply Stephanie @ Everyday Feasts July 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Oh yum! Don’t worry too much about your test results and hearing back from uni–
    everything will work itself out! Plus, THIS CAKE. I feel like this cake solves all problems πŸ™‚ Seriously gorgeous, I’ve missed reading your blog! x

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks sweetie πŸ™‚

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice July 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    What a beautiful cake! I saw your pictures on instragram first and was drooling. I love the flavors you used here. I’m all about adding greek yogurt to baking whenever I can, so this recipe sounds amazing!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Awwh thanks Gayle πŸ™‚

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic July 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Cake definitely makes everything better! And an easy blender cake sounds awesome.

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks Bianca πŸ˜€

  • Reply Jess @ whatjessicabakednext July 15, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    This cake looks super delicious, Consuelo! Love crumb cakes- the addition of lemon is amazing and so summery! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Johlene July 15, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    as always, like with everything you make and post, i loved it!! crumb cakes are gorgeous! xoxo

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks Johlene πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kelly July 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Cake makes everything better especially one that looks this amazing! Anything with crumb coating always wins my heart and lemon too? Love this! Good luck getting your results back Consuelo and hope it’s good news πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you dear! xx

  • Reply danguole July 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Oh, Consuelo! I’m sure that you did just great. But still, I’ll cross my fingers for you–and eat some cake in your honor.

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks gal! xx

  • Reply Mike@TheIronYou July 15, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Wait, you had to take an English exam? What for? You write (and I imagine you speak) perfect English. Seriously, it took me awhile before I realized you were from Spain (and not a native speaker!)
    I’m sure you’ll do more than fine with your finals. If not, you can try bribing your professors with a slice of that scrumptious cake. That should work πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Ahhh this was the sweetest comment ever, I’ve been smiling for ages I tell you! Thank you sooo much πŸ™‚

  • Reply mayihavethatrecipe July 16, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Cakes makes me happy too, and a lemony greek yogurt cake even happier. I am sure you did well on your test, your English is great, much better than mine when I moved to the US.

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Aw thanks girl! xx

  • Reply olivia July 16, 2014 at 2:04 am

    This just looks so so so good! Oh Gosh I wish I could have a bit. Great job πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks Olivia πŸ˜€

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ July 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Ahahah I like your scientific data. I think you’ll pass your exams. don’t ask me why but I am positive about it. I still remember when I had mine, the examiner asked me something about India, I couldn’t not understand the question. I pretended I was in control and started speaking about equalitarianism (argh!?) hoping that it would “answer” the question in some way. πŸ™‚ Enjoy summer and your beautiful cake!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Yeah same here haha. He asked me about the sounds in the street and I heard signs and I started talking about signs and uuuh I don’t think that turned out as it should πŸ™ Thank you though! xxx

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane July 16, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Loving the Greek ‘theme’ this week, Consuelo!
    You made me laugh so much tonight … really enjoyed reading. I find it very hard to believe that you didn’t do well in your English speaking test. πŸ˜‰
    As for this cake, you made me fall in love more and more with it as your post went on. It sounds so EASY … which of course is a recipe after my own heart!
    Wonderful!

    • Reply Consuelo July 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Aw thanks Helen! You’re ever so sweet :-*

  • Reply Two Healthy Kitchens July 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Greek yogurt and oats (and some strong black coffee!!)?!?!? I am sooooo there! But wait! Just 5 minutes in the blender?!?!? That’s just crazy talk! Like, wonderful, awesome craaaa-zy talk! Head-over-heels-in-love with this idea! (And pssssst … that university would be craaaaa-zy not to snatch you right up in a heartbeat … fear not! :D) ~S

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments July 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Mmmm….olive oil, Greek yogurt, and lemon? What a delicious cake, and that topping looks just perfect. This I need to make! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Matt July 24, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Todos tus platos tienen una pinta fantΓ‘stica.
    Me ha chivado tu madre que estΓ‘s de cumple: muchas felicidades!!!
    Un beso

    • Reply Consuelo July 24, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Gracias! πŸ™‚

  • Reply kgenton August 1, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    THIS CAKE IS DELICIOUS! Just made it today and eating it as I type! I’ve made greek yogurt cakes before and didn’t like them so I was skeptical of this, but it’s great! Especially with a little honey on top!

    • Reply Consuelo August 22, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      Awwwh thank you so much!

  • Reply Jessica September 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Can you tell me what pan you used to bake this in? Can it be a 13×9″ baking dish?

    • Reply Consuelo February 4, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      yes! xx

  • Reply Peter April 25, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I love cakes from scratch and this one makes a hit! Good job Consuelo πŸ™‚

  • Reply Peter April 27, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Ok firstable I am confused why you have been deleting all my comments. I made a positive comment here and yet you deleted it. I thought you said you like reading all comments from us Anyways have a nice day

    • Reply Consuelo April 27, 2015 at 12:15 am

      Hello Peter!
      I’ve not deleted any comment of yours. They simply do not show up on my blog before I get to answer them.
      I do love reading comments and emails, but I’m quite busy with university stuff at the moment and I don’t get round to check my laptop and therefore my blog comments as much as I’d like. But I do read them all and try my best to reply.
      Have a nice day too.

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