Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins
In France, we make a cake, called "Gâteau au yaourt / Yogurt cake" very easy, because you just need the container to weigh all ingredients. You can use the flavor you want, or add fruits or chocolate chips. We usually bake this cake in a regular pan, but i like to do it into cupcakes tins. You can use your blender to make the dough ! Here in France, a yogurt container is equal to 1/2 cup, but you can adapt to your own container! you can double the recipe, or more ! it's very easy =) (i like to do this with apple sauce instead of yogurt) [3 march 2007 visiting a friend in the us, i made this cake using low fat dannon vanilla yogurt, brown sugar, bananas and frozen strawberries ! very good!]
- 1⁄2 cup yogurt (don't forget to keep the container)
- 1⁄4 cup oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 dash salt
- vanilla or coffee or orange blossom water or rum or almonds or chocolate chips
- coconut or fruit
- Preheat oven 300°F.
- Mix yogurt and sugar.
- Add the 3 containers of flour, one by one and the salt, the dough will be hard.
- Add the eggs, the oil and the flavor.
- Finish with the baking powder.
- Mix well.
- Pour into a greased and floured cake pan (i use a old charlotte pan).
- Bake for 50 minutes.
Excellent. So quick and easy to make. I made two cakes, one with choc chips and the other with dried fruit. Both turned out moist and tasty.
I love the versatility of this recipe! Most recently made it with vanilla and almond extracts, and used finely chopped pineapple (mixed with a little dark brown sugar) as the fruit component. Doubled the recipe and made it in a 9X13" glass pan. (Note: The cooking time varies a lot depending on the type of pan and if it is single or double recipe. Watch carefully after 30 minutes).
Love it!!! Very versatile and very easy! I used plain Greek yogurt, brown sugar, and chocolate chips!!!