Yaourtopita - Greek Yoghurt Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Baby Kato

This recipe has been posted for play in ZWT9 - Greece. This recipe is from website: Realgreekrecipes.blogspot.ca. Delicious, traditional Greek dessert, from recipe used in the homes of local Greek mothers and grandmothers! This is a refreshing and easily prepared cake for the summer months, prepared with Greek strained yoghurt. Although it can be eaten warm straight from the oven, it is best eaten when it is cold.

Top Review by awalde

This is an easy and great recipe!<br/>I prepared the batter as described and I baked it in silicon muffins molds making 20 small pieces.<br/>After dropping the batter in mold i dropped some slivered almonds on the top and I baked them about 25 minutes.<br/>I prepared the syrup but I reduced the quantity (I prepared only one quarter of the suggested quantity) as I'm trying to avoid to many carbs. I poured the syrup on the baked muffins which adsorved the the syrup very well.<br/>Thanks a lot fot posting this delicious halvas recipe, I'm glad I prepared these as we all liked them very much and enjed them imagiing we are in Greece on vacations!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:.
  2. Put the eggs, sugar and grated peel in a bowl and beat well with a hand whisk.
  3. Add the yoghurt and beat well until it is well mixed.
  4. Set aside 1 tbsp of semolina and put the rest in a bowl and add the almonds, vanilla, baking powder and salt, mix well.
  5. Add this mixture to the yoghurt mixture and mix well.
  6. Take an oven dish 30cm diameter and 5cm deep, butter it and sprinkle the tbsp of semolina you have previously set aside.
  7. Put the mixture in the dish and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes.
  8. In the meantime prepare the syrup by boiling all the syrup ingredients for 5 minutes.
  9. When the cake is ready, cut it into portions in the oven dish and pour the syrup over it.
  10. Remember, the cake should be hot when you do this and the syrup warm.
  11. Serve chilled.

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