Spiced Yogurt Diamonds

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by ellie_

This is a good way to used up some plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt. These are very good and moist spice cake diamonds which our whole family enjoys. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (June 1985)

Top Review by chia2160

i made this recipe twice yesterday and had the same problem both times- the top of the cake browned and the outside was cooked through but the center didn't cook at all. the first time i added 10 minutes then lowered the heatto 325 as the outer edges were getting very well done. the second time i cooked it at 350 for 1 hour and the center still was not cooked while the top was brown. the parts that cooked were very tasty but overcooked, the center was raw. i don't know how to fix this, but i would try it again - maybe less yogurt? sorry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with Pam or grease pan.
  3. In the large bowl of an electric mixer beat sugar and butter together until fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  5. In as separate bowl sift flour, baking soda and salt together.
  6. In a small bowl combine yogurt or vanilla (you could sub vanilla yogurt for the yogurt and vanilla and save one step).
  7. Stir yogurt mixture and dry ingredients alternatively into sugar/butter mixture.
  8. Pour half of the mixture into prepared pan.
  9. In a small cup or bowl combine currents (or raisins) and spices.
  10. Sprinkle current/spice mixture over batter in pan and then with a knife swirl spice mixture through batter.
  11. Top with remaining batter.
  12. Bake cake for 40 minutes or until cake tests done and springs back when touched.
  13. Cool and then cut into 2-inch diamonds.

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