Grapefruit Yogurt Pound Cake

As you (mythinreaders) may know I love home-baked cakes all natural with no frosting whatsoever of any sort. I don’t know why; but there is just something about frosting on my cakes or dessert that completely turns me off. I love to have a delicious moist cake and that’s it.

I am no big sweet tooth; the thing that I crave regarding sweets (if ever) is a good homemade cake (no frosting) or a plain cheesecake with strawberries. Oh let’s not forget a cinnamon roll is great too!!

However, when I do have dessert I like it as healthy as possible. You can substitute just about anything and still have a delicious dessert, I have never had a healthier version of a dessert that I thought tasted nasty or wasn’t worth eating. Then again maybe I’ve just been lucky. HA!

In this recipe I use non-fat natural yogurt, I love grapefruit so I used that for zest instead of lemon (although you can use lemon because it tastes just as good). I used extra virgin olive oil instead of regular vegetable oil, and last but not least I used kosher salt.  I also always in everything I bake if eggs are needed I use cage-free natural eggs.

I made this cake accompanied by fresh cut strawberries and powdered sugar for Easter, seeing that this is the season of strawberries. This was a great and fresh end to a wonderful Easter lunch. I hope that you all had a wonderful day and please enjoy!!



1 1/2 cups of Flour

2 tsp. Baking powder

1/2 tsp. Sea salt

1 cup Non-fat plain yogurt

1 cup Sugar

3 Cage-free Eggs

Grapefruit zest, of 1 grapefruit

1/2 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 cup Olive oil

Preheat the oven at 350°. Butter and flour a loaf pan.

Mix all dry ingredients flour, baking powder, salt. In another bowl mix together yogurt, sugar, eggs, grapefruit zest, olive oil and vanilla.

Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Pour into the pan evenly and bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool.

Sift powdered sugar on top and serve with strawberries.




40 thoughts on “Grapefruit Yogurt Pound Cake

  1. Sounds a yummy cake, I am going to try it tonight. I don’t have grapefruits but I am going to use lemon instead (will 2 lemons be enough?). Thank you for the recipe!!

      • The cake was delicious! My husband and my 2 boys finished it to the last crumb! They were even fighting who will have the last slice!
        I have posted it in my blog! Thank you for sharing this!

  2. That looks really good! I hate frosting too. Actually, let me rephrase, I love looking at frosting, I just don’t like eating it. I generally love cakes and the frosting seems to upset the balance of flavours.

    • Yes. I just guess that I am not a sweet tooth so having frosting on my cake just makes it to sweet, I like that subtle taste of sweet not the over powering taste.

      Thanks for stopping by mythineats

  3. I am absolutely in love with you blog! Great content, and you are posting on all my favorite foods too. Keep up the good work. I’m saving this recipe for sure it looks amazing. Enjoy the rest of your day. 🙂

    • Thank you very much. I really appreciate the compliment and the support. I hope that when you make this cake you enjoy it.

      Thanks so much for stopping by mythineats.

      • I will let you know how it turns out! My parents are coming to visit me in two weeks so I am a kitchen monster perfecting what I will serve them!

    • Thanks, I hope that you enjoy making it and let me know how it turns out!!

      Thanks for stopping by mythineats

    • Yes, that’s exactly how I feel about grapefruit. I live it and this is a fantastic recipe.

      Thank you for stopping by mythineats

    • Yes! That’s something that I just wish people would all know; just cause its healthy doesn’t mean it’s not delicious.

      Thanks for stopping by mythineats

    • Thank you and if you make it let me know how it turns out.

      Thanks for stopping by mythineats and happy cooking!

  4. Wow, grapefruit cake! and grapefruit and yogurt put together! nice combination. It makes sense because there’s lemon sponge cakes and lemon-cakes. Looks delicious!

    • Thank you. That’s exactly how I felt if you can make orange cakes and you can make lemon cakes then you should be able to make grapefruit cakes. I live grapefruits do this was fantastic.
      Thanks for stopping by mythineats

    • It is a perfect summer dessert or even to go along a afternoon tea. I made it again the other night and took to my friends house and she just loved it!

      Thanks for stopping by mythineats

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