Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake, or Ciambella ~ this is a classic Italian style lemon bundt cake with lots of lemony flavor and a delicate crumb. Pair it with a good cup of coffee and you've got the start to a great day.
Add a lemon syrup ~ If you'd like to add extra lemon flavor, plus moisture to this cake, made a lemon syrup to pour over the warm cake: heat 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool. After you have removed the cake from the pan, poke holes all over the top with a skewer. Spoon the syrup over the top, letting it sink into the holes.
Add a lemon glaze ~ Mix 1 cup confectioner's sugar with enough fresh lemon juice to make a spreadable glaze. Drizzle or spread over the cooled cake.
You can use milk, cream, or buttermilk in place of the yogurt.
For an authentic Italian flavor try using olive oil (pure, not extra virgin) for the vegetable oil.