15 Yogurt Cake Recipes for Super Moist Bakes
Yogurt is a secret ingredient used in a variety of cakes to create a super moist, light, and fluffy texture. It adds a special something, a hint of tangy lusciousness to every bite! The fun part is that you can use anything from plain yogurt to your favorite flavored yogurt — strawberry, lemon, vanilla, and more. From Greek yogurt cake and yogurt pound cake to an easy French yogurt cake that's perfect for an after-school treat — give yogurt a try in one of these oh-so-easy cake recipes!
This five-star yogurt Bundt cake is made with a pot of lemon yogurt instead of sour cream. Flavor additions are endless — try lemon zest, dried cranberries, fresh berries, chopped nuts, or mini chocolate chips. Drizzle slices of this cake with a berry sauce for a lovely light dessert.
Banana Yogurt Cake
What's not to love about this no-frills loaf cake made with banana-flavored Greek yogurt, white chocolate chips, and walnuts? It's easy to vary the combination of nuts and chocolate you use — try milk chocolate and almonds or dark chocolate and pistachios.
Easy Yogurt Cake
Known in France as Gâteau au Yaourt, this kid-friendly cake recipe uses the yogurt container to measure out ingredients, making prep and clean-up time a breeze! Try adding 1/2 yogurt container of mini chocolate chips, or use lemon yogurt and add lemon zest for a lemon yogurt cake.
Blueberry Yogurt Pound Cake
A cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt takes a simple box of cake mix to the next level, creating a lower-calorie pound cake than most. Toss the fresh blueberries in ground cinnamon before folding them into the batter — this will help to keep them evenly dispersed and prevent sinking, while adding a nice hint of spice!
Chocolate Yogurt Cake
Full-fat yogurt helps keep this whole wheat chocolate mocha cake moist for several days. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and fresh berries, or top with chocolate frosting for a more decadent dessert.
Awesome Yogurt Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Topping
Recipe creator starmaster25 says this not-too-sweet coffee cake with yogurt has become a family favorite for breakfast. "I have tried this recipe using different flavors of yogurt — although many seem to have no effect on flavor, the lemon is my favorite."
Greek Lemon Cake
This lovely and light Greek-style cake is made with lemon zest, lemon juice, and plain whole-milk yogurt. If you prefer to use Greek-style yogurt, you can thin it with a little milk to make it easier to incorporate into the batter.
Blood Orange Yogurt Olive Oil Cake
This seasonal blood orange cake is made super moist with the addition of Greek yogurt and olive oil. The cake itself contains relatively little added sugar so don't feel guilty if you decide to top it with a sweet glaze! If you can't find blood oranges, regular oranges will work wonderfully.
Lime-Mint Pound Cake with Strawberry Filling
Strawberries and lime are a natural pairing for the filling of this moist pound cake that's made with whole-milk plain Greek yogurt and fresh mint for a wonderful explosion of flavors in every bite.
Lemon Yogurt Cake with Blueberries
This fresh and vibrant lemon yogurt cake is bursting with a layer of juicy blueberries. Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen gave this cake top marks: "I loved this cake. It’s tender, moist, and full of flavor. I topped it with a powdered sugar and lemon juice glaze."
Sweet Polish Cherry Cake
This popular cherry cake recipe calls for a generous helping of plain yogurt. Sprinkle the top of the cake with brown sugar for a crunchy topping; serve cold with hot coffee for a mid-morning treat or warm with ice cream for a scrumptious fruity dessert.
Mango Cake with Olive Oil and Greek Yogurt
"The mix of olive oil and butter along with the Greek yogurt is what I think makes this cake incredibly moist and flavorful," says recipe creator Diana Moutsopoulos. It's also the perfect excuse to make cake if you have some extra mangoes, whether they're a little tart or overripe!
Strawberry Lemonade Yogurt Cake
For anyone who likes to drink strawberry lemonade, this egg-free cake made with yogurt and flavored with lemonade mix is guaranteed to please! Try it with lemon or raspberry yogurt for even more flavor. This cake can also be baked as cupcakes and topped with frosting and lemon zest for a sweet summer treat!
Gluten-Free Raspberry Lemon Cake
A scattering of fresh raspberries and lemon zest make for a great flavor combination in this mouthwatering, gluten-free Greek yogurt cake. It's sweetened with honey for a fancy dessert without the added refined sugar.
Streusel Apple Coffeecake
Yogurt is the key to making this cake super moist. "Excellent coffee cake," says home cook Judy. "I used three nonfat Greek yogurt cups and three apples. Delicious and moist on day two as well. It won't make it to day three!"