Golden Grain Cake

Golden Grain Cake

The whole grain wheat flour imparts a nutty and hearty flavor to the cake, giving it a slightly denser and more substantial texture compared to cakes made with all-purpose flour. The brown sugar adds a rich, caramel-like sweetness with hints of molasses. The addition of yogurt contributes to moisture and a subtle tanginess, enhancing the overall flavor profile.

If you include lemon zest in the recipe, it will add a bright and citrusy note, providing a refreshing contrast to the earthy tones of the whole grain wheat. The combination of these elements creates a well-balanced and flavorful cake that is not overly sweet, making it a great choice for those who enjoy a more wholesome and rustic dessert.

Keep in mind that the specific taste can be influenced by any additional ingredients you choose to incorporate, such as nuts, dried fruits, or spices.

Overall, this whole grain wheat flour cake offers a delightful blend of textures and flavors, making it a satisfying and healthier alternative to traditional cakes.


Makes about 12 slices.


  • 2 cups whole grain wheat flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon


    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan. Creaming Butter and Sugar: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.|
    2. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure even mixing.
    3. Stir in the vanilla extract and lemon zest (if using) until well combined.
    4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the whole grain wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Alternate with adding the yogurt in batches. Begin and end with the dry ingredients.
    6. Mix the batter until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as it may result in a dense cake.
    7. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    8. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
    9. Once the cake has cooled, you can frost it with your favorite frosting or glaze. Cream cheese frosting or a simple lemon glaze would complement the flavors well.
    10. Slice the cake, serve, and enjoy your wholesome whole grain wheat flour cake!

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