Pink Grapfruit Yogurt Cake

At my favorite food blog, Joy The Baker, I found this recipe, Pink Grapefruit Yogurt Cake, decided to make it and I loved it. Now I am sharing it with you. Her photos are amazing, so check out her site.

I know I am not a food blog, but I love food and when I find something I love, I have to share.

This cake is the perfect combination of sweet and fruity, and the consistency is a bit dense but oh so moist. Goes great with a cup of coffee. But I’m sure their aren’t many things this wouldn’t go well with.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 pink grapefruit.  This ends up being about 1/2 cup of juice and 1 Tablespoon of zest.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar


Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 10-inch round springform pan and line the pan bottom with a parchment paper round and set aside.  I used a Bundt type springform pan, greased and floured well and skipped the parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt to blend.

On a clean surface, or in a large bowl, combine the granulated sugar and zest.  With the back of a spoon or a flexible bench knife, rub the grapefruit zest into the sugar.  The essential oils will release into the sugar creating a beautifully fragrant sugar.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs and grapefruit sugar until the eggs are thick and pale yellow.  Add the yogurt, oil, 1 Tablespoon of grapefruit juice and vanilla extract.  Stir well to combine.  Add the flour mixture and stir to combine.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a rubber spatula.  Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted near the center.  Place the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes to cool.  Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake  Release and remove the pan sides.  Coo completely on the wire rack.

In a small saucepan, combine the powdered sugar and the remaining grapefruit juice and bring to a boil  Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes, or until the glaze is slightly thickened.  My glaze didn’t thicken significantly, but still seemed to do a great job on the cake.  Remove from heat.

To finish the cake, invert the cooled cake and remove the pan bottom.  Carefully peel away the parchment paper if you used it.  Re-invert the cake onto a serving plate.  Pierce the cake all over the top with a skewer and pour the warm grapefruit slowly over the cake.  I did this with the help of a pastry brush.

Store at room temperature, wrapped well for 2 days.

3 thoughts on “Pink Grapfruit Yogurt Cake

  1. Tammy Bowers

    Oh I am drooling. I’ve been on Adkins for the past 3 weeks, so I am really starting to crave flour and sugar.

    Listen, I wanted to call Emily and tell her about Ladybug, who is really sick. I mean deathly ill. She needs prayer. Maybe you could let Emily read my blog about Ladybug. I wanted her to know.
    Thanks, TB

  2. Deanna Post author

    I will make sure and let Emily know about Ladybug. She really likes her. Oh and if you are feeling down and need a pick me up, you should really try this cake, its great!

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