The challenge with grapefruit is how to make its intense sour flavor more appealing. Grapefruit Cake decides that the best way to do so is by making a one-of-a-kind dessert! The tender, moist cake is tangy and sweet, balancing out the unique citrus flavor of the grapefruit. Drizzled on top is a glaze bursting with even more grapefruit taste and adding to the majesty of this magical treat. Grapefruit Cake is a summertime sensation you’ll want to make all year round!


For the cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons grapefruit zest
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

For the glaze and topping:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grapefruit juice, plus more, to taste
  • grapefruit wheels, optional, to taste
  • fresh mint leaves, optional, to taste


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Spray a 9-inch round baking pan with cooking spray.

Step 3 –In a bowl, whisk together the flour, the baking powder, and the salt.

Step 4 –In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, the yogurt, the sugar, the grapefruit zest, the agave, the vanilla, and the oil.

Step 5 –Gradually stir the flour mixture into the yogurt mixture until just combined.

Step 6 –Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Step 7 –Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes.

Step 8 –Allow the cake to cool.

Step 9 –Mix the confectioners’ sugar with 2 teaspoons of the grapefruit juice, adding the extra juice, a little at a time, to reach the desired consistency; it should be pourable but not watery.

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Step 10 –Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake, allowing some of it to flow over the sides.

Step 11 –Top the cake with the grapefruit wheels and mint leaves and serve.