Summer Berry Yogurt Loaf Cake

When I saw the recipe for Raspberry Lime Yogurt Pound Cake on Elle’s New England Kitchen, I knew I had to make it as soon as possible. I love berries and I find baked goodies with anything berry simply irresistible.

I adjusted Elle’s recipe slightly to use the ingredients I had in my fridge. Elle used lemon zest, I used orange. I also used a mixture of berries instead of raspberries only. The first time I used plain yogurt, the second time—vanilla yogurt, and I liked the cake better with the plain yogurt; was less sweet. But then it is only a matter of taste.

Feel free to use any citrus zest you like, or any berry you like. One thing is for sure—you will love this cake! It is moist, bright, and summery. What’s not to like?

Summer Berry Yogurt Loaf Cake
Adapted from Elle’s New England Kitchen

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 cup plain yogurt – none fat is fine (you can also use vanilla or any berry-flavored)
1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries (I used strawberries, blueberries and raspberries) – no need to defrost if using frozen
2 tablespoons orange zest (substitute with lemon or lime zest, if desired)


Heat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC). In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Using a mixer, beat at medium speed, until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add yogurt and beat together until well blended. Pour in flour mixture and beat just until blended. Add summer berries and orange zest and mix with a spoon.

Lightly coat a 8  1/2-by-4  1/2-inch (21-by-11-cm) loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour the batter onto the prepared pan and place the pan on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for about 70 minutes, or until the cake is golden on top, and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven. Allow to cool in the pan, then carefully turn out onto a wire rack. Cool completely before serving.


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  1. Another lovely cake! You are weakening my resolve!

  2. Wow, that looks really good with all the fruit!

  3. Farida, nice to see you back & baking…this cake looks delcicious…berries add a nice tartness.

  4. Looks beautiful Farida! You and your yogurt cakes are killing me! 🙂

  5. yoghurt cakes are the best tea cakes to have about the house always. i find if the vanilla yoghurts you have at hand are too sweet, flavour your own plain yoghurts with good vanilla pod is the best bet 🙂

  6. Looks delicious! I’ll make sure to grab some berries from the market this weekend!!

  7. Wow Farida, this is yet another beautiful cake with lovely flavors…. I admire your baking skills!!

  8. Cok guzel Feride! I wanna make this too!

  9. Farida, your loaf looks so moist and fruity. I like!

  10. I love yogurt cake and this one looks perfect. Great photo too.

  11. i like! summer berries and orange sounds like a great flavor combination.

  12. One more lovely cake, Farida, and this time bursting with the flavours of fruit. Lovely.

  13. This has been on my to make list and your version looks delicious!

  14. That cake looks wonderful and ever so good! A seasonal treat!



  15. I love yoghurt cakes. This looks just delicious.

  16. ohhh yum! i was thinking i need to make some kind of light summer cake! i love that it has yogurt in it! i’ll definitely be making this this weekend! 🙂 thanks for sharing the recipe!

  17. Now that’s what I call a fabulous cake! So fruity too, yum!

  18. absolutely stunning. so stunning, in fact, that i just breathed an involuntary sigh. 🙂

  19. Feride’cigim,
    cok nefis gorunuyor bu pasta.Ellerine saglik canim.Sevgiler

  20. Wow! Always beautiful, always yummy. You are amazing, Farida.

    xoxox Amy

  21. YUM YUM YUM, what can I say! Farida, that cake looks so good. I just love berries in baked goods. Don’t you just love this time of the year, when we get all these fresh fruits to use in our baking?

  22. Farida, that bread looks luscious. I know I would’ve enjoyed it for breakfast.
    I bought raspberries last night specifically for a treat I was planning on making today. This morning, they were gone [scream!].
    I’ll have to get some more. Enough to make your bread and the treat I originally had in mind … and this time, I’ll find a better hiding place.

  23. I think the mark of an excellent recipe is when each ingrediant looks delicious unto itself. The picture of the zest and berries and batter in the bowl? Heaven!

  24. Farida, it looks wonderful! And you’re absolutely right–it’s very versatile. There are so many combinations of flavors to try!

    I’m thrilled that you liked it!

  25. I can’t stop baking with berries lately, and now you’ve given me another yummy reason to do it again! I love the way that slice is studded with berries.

  26. Hey, Farida, it’s me again. FYI- When I clicked on the link for Elle’s post, it sent me to a different site.

  27. That loaf looks really good! I like the blueberry and lemon combo and the blueberry and orange sound good as well!

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  29. SUNSHINEMOM: Thank you! Glad you like it.

    STACIELK: Yes, fresh fruit always does the magic, doesn’t it:)

    PETER: Thank you! Yes, berries add a special touch to the cake.

    JEN: No, no, I didn’t mean to kill you:) Wish you lived close by. I would gladly bake a loaf for you:)

    DIVA: What a great idea! You are one creative girl:)

    KATIE B: Hope you get to make the cake. It is really delicious!

    SWATI: I am flattered? Honestly, I am novice. I only started baking about 5 months ago. It was only bread and occasional cookies before:)

    MRS ERGUL: Begendiyine cok sevindum? Mutlaka yap, tamammi:)

    CYNTHIA: Thank you so much!

    KITCHEN GODDESS: Thank you, Georgina!

    BECKY: It is indeed a nice combo. Sweet yet slightly tart. Thank you!

    APARNA: Glad you like it.

    SHARON: Welcome to my blog. Hope you get to make it soon. Please let me know how it turns out.

    ROSA: Thank you Rosa!

  30. KJ: Thank you!

    NATALIE: Welcome to my blog! So happy you are going to try this cake. Hope you like it!

    NICISME: Fruity, indeed:) Thank you!

    GRACE: Welcome to my planet! Thank you for your sweet words!

    HULYA POLAT: Hulya’cim, cok tesekkur ederim. Kaske yakinda olsaydin, beraber yapar yerdik:)

    FAMILIABENCOMO: I am having fun pretending I am amazing:)

    CHUCK: Glad you like it. Do you know that you are one of my baking inspiration? It is true:)

    MARYSOL: Querida amiga, hope you make the cake soon. Eat a piece for me too please:)

    WRITERBAKERMUSICMAKER: So happy you like the recipe. I am giving a credit to Elle, who inspired me to make it.

    ELLE: Everything said here goes to you, too, dear friend. I love your blog and I hope to try more of your recipes!

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    KEVIN: Thank you!

  31. oh my goodness this cake is divine!! i do yogurt cake too but mostly with lemon and oranges..the berry twist is an absolute plus to its yummyness! 🙂 definitely i’ll add this up on my to taste list 🙂

  32. Yogurt loaf is a favourite of mine, and this sure looks delicious. I liked that you used a mixture of fruit, must have been delicious!

  33. Berries and yoghurt sound refreshing even in a loaf :D. Yummy!

  34. Sounds like a great cake! I love the second photo! All colour, and all action!

  35. I’ve always been fond of loaf cakes, more than muffins. A generous slice with a cup of tea would be a brilliant start to a summer morning. That first photo is so inviting.

  36. Dear Farida this ñlook yummy,yummy, real yummy, besos amiga, Gloria

  37. Dhanggit: Thank you! Hope you make it soon!

    Clumbsy Cookie: Yes, berries do the trick:) they add so much flavor!

    Lore: Yes, indeed:)

    Maninas: Thank you! Glad you like the photo. It’s one of my favs too. Although I am never 100% satisfied with my pictures:) Too demanding:)

    Susan: I love loaf cakes, too. Aren’t they great!

    Gloria: Muchas gracias por visitarme, amiga! Besos a ti tambien!

  38. This sounds delicious!!

  39. lovely cake Farida…looks yummy

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  41. OMG! Farida your blog is fabulous! So many delicious recipes and wonderful images…LOVE IT! I’m not really big on sweets and haven’t done much baking, but this cake recipe looks and sounds divine. I’m thinking of making this one for the office crew.

    I’m subscribing to you so that I don’t miss the next wonderful creation you present. Simply love here.

  42. You’re a great baker! This looks fantastic. I can almost smell it from here. 🙂

  43. Hi, Farida, what a nice blog! All of these sounds delicious!
    Regards from Portugal.

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  46. Fabulous cake Farida, I love the colour and texture and your choice of berries is just what I would pick too. 🙂

  47. This looks *divine*!

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  49. that looks really good!

  50. I’ve just made this – it smells wonderful but I over-mixed it so all the berry juices made it a very funny colour!

  51. Hi Farida,
    We had a company last night and I made the summer berry loaf cake. It was a big hit with everyone. Thank you very much!

  52. you may already know this, but I noticed that in some of your breads (the chocolate banana bread and this one) the berries and the chips (in the other bread) were sinking to the bottom. To alleviate this, try coating the add-ins (like nuts, chocolate chips and berries) with a little of the flour first before folding in to the batter. It usually helps the add-ins “float” in the batter instead of sinking to the bottom.
    The bread does look wonderful, gotta get some berries to try this one out!

  53. I made this cake with forzen black cherries and black berries. It was great. Thank you for the recipe.

  54. Hi Farida!The cake looks stunning kak vprochem i vse ostalnoye na etom sayte:)I made it the other day too but with cherries v sobstvennom soku.Poluchilos ochen vkusno!Spasibo za recepti!!!

  55. I baked it. This recipe is awesome!! Thank you

  56. Farida xanim,bu reseptde gilas ve gilanar istifade etmek olar instead of berries ?

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