Healthy Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake Recipe

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Nils Published: March 30, 2021 Modified: October 21, 2021
Healthy Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake Recipe

How To Make Healthy Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake

Pound cake is known to be a rich and heavy cake but this recipe takes that down a notch while keeping the flavors. It uses Greek yogurt with lemon flavors.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes



  • cupswhite whole wheat flour
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspfine salt
  • ¾cupsugar
  • 1lemon zest,finely grated
  • ½cupGreek yogurt,(plain low-fat 2%)
  • ¼cupmilk,(low-fat 1%)
  • ¼cupextra virgin olive oil
  • ½tsppure vanilla extract
  • 2large egg whites
  • 1large egg
  • 1tbsppoppy seeds

For Lemon Glaze:

  • cupspowdered sugar
  • 2tbsplemon juice
  • 2tbspmilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In another medium sized bowl, add sugar and lemon zest. Stir together. Add greek yogurt, milk, olive oil, vanilla, egg and egg whites, poppyseed and whisk vigorously until blended.

  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix until just incorporated. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick entered in center comes out clean. Remove and let cool to room temperature.

  5. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, lemon juice, and milk. Pour over the top of the pound cake.


  • Calories: 272.60kcal
  • Fat: 7.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.67g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.80g
  • Fiber: 2.24g
  • Sugar: 33.83g
  • Protein: 5.25g
  • Cholesterol: 21.43mg
  • Sodium: 160.77mg
  • Calcium: 111.90mg
  • Potassium: 107.48mg
  • Iron: 0.99mg
  • Vitamin A: 12.22µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.74mg
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