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Easy Yogurt Cake

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is an easy yogurt cake that uses the yogurt container to measure all of the ingredients. It's ready in under an hour and the perfect not-too-sweet snack or breakfast treat. It's known in France as "Gâteau au Yaourt" and is typically the first cake that French children learn how to make. My son attends a French school and has made this with his classmates."
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35 m servings 400
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch round springform cake pan.
  2. Empty the yogurt into a mixing bowl. Measure the oil, using the yogurt container, and add to the yogurt. Set aside. Rinse yogurt container and dry with paper towel to continue using it as a measuring tool.
  3. Add eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract to the yogurt-oil mixture. Beat well until thoroughly combined. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until just combined; batter will be thick. Pour into the prepared cake pan and spread to level the top.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • A 5 oz yogurt container is equivalent to 3/4 cup. If you would like to make this cake but do not have a 5 oz container, use the following measurements: 3/4 cup plain yogurt; 1 1/2 cups white sugar; 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon oil; 1 1/3 cups flour.
  • Try adding your favorite flavors or additions. A great one is 1/2 yogurt container mini chocolate chips! You could use lemon yogurt and add lemon zest for a lemon yogurt cake. The possibilities are endless! If you use a flavored and sweetened yogurt instead of plain, consider reducing the added sugar to 1 yogurt container.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 400 calories; 15.5 60.1 6.2 63 269 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Used coconut yogurt and brown sugar.

Most helpful critical review

Favor was ok. I wouldn’t make it again because it was very bland. You definitely need something else to spice it up.

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Used coconut yogurt and brown sugar.

Loved this for teatime! Served With a dollop of yoghurt on top and alternately with chunks of pineapple and pineapple juice, or with raspberries. Delicious!

My family loved it. They ate it plain or with different toppings.

I used coconut oil and vanilla yogurt. Very good! My kids loved it!!! It took a little longer than the recipe says (45’).

Simple and delicious! Lovely and moist cake. Used brown sugar, vanilla yogurt and choc chips. Will definitely make again.

This was awesome and easy. We used lemon and cream yogurt as suggested and then added 3/4 C blueberries so it was like a lemon blueberry cake. I thought it was amazing.

Favor was ok. I wouldn’t make it again because it was very bland. You definitely need something else to spice it up.

I used 5% Fage Greek Yoghurt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I had nothing else) and semi-sweet chocolate chips added to the batter. Excellent!!!

I'm confused..recipe calls for 1 5 oz container of plain yogurt and 32 oz container of whole milk yogurt. is this correct?