Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yogurt Cake

Satisfying my munchies!! Yum!

This afternoon I had a bad case of the munchies! I browsed my kitchen for something sweet to eat, to no avail! I decided to bake a cake…nothing too sweet, nothing too fussy just a simple cake. Something I could put together quickly! Something I could have with my cup of tea and, maybe a piece for breakfast tomorrow morning. That's when I remembered a very lovely cake that I had made several times before.  It would definitely fit the bill! I first read about this cake several years ago on one of the blogs I follow Chocolate and Zucchini. The cake is a French favorite, and is called "Gateau au Yaourt" or Yogurt Cake. This is a fluffy, moist type of cake. It doesn't need any embellishments.  It's fine just the way it is!  Maybe a little powered sugar sprinkled over it or some fresh fruit on top! Or how about some whipped cream and berries served for dessert. It doesn't need more then that! Simple, sweet and satisfying!!

Yogurt Cake
adapted from Chocolate and Zucchini

2 eggs
1 cup whole milk plain unsweetened yogurt (I used low fat banilla yogurt and it worked just fine)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon light rum

Preheat oven to 350°, line the bottom of a round ten-inch cake pan with parchment paper and grease the sides. In a large mixing-bowl, gently combine the yogurt, eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil and rum. In another bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Add the flour mixture into the yogurt mixture, and blend together--don't over work the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Let stand for ten minutes, and transfer onto a rack to cool.

Batter poured into 10 inch pan

Yogurt Cake just out of the oven


  1. What a yummy cake! I love cakes like that that you can whip up when an attack of the munchies hits! I'm going to have to bookmark this for the next time that happens to me. :) It sounds delicious!

  2. I like the simplicity of this recipe and how light the cake looks. Great post!

  3. Yum! I love yogurt cake, its so moist and delicious and somehow so comforting. I've never tried it with rum, a delicious addition I'm sure :)

  4. I love yogurt cake and yours looks perfect!

  5. Looks delicious! Sometimes a simple cake is the best!

  6. I love this recipe, it looks beautifully browned and ready for strawberries;-)

  7. I think I could make this, it looks yummy, but youll have to tell me were to get banilla yougart, LOL xoxo

  8. I love using yogurt in my cakes. Your cakes looks very tasty!