By Elodie on September 20, 2006
Photo by TheresaSunflower
Photo by TheresaSunflower
"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!]"
Serving Size: 1 (84 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"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!!!"
"Excellent recipe, can't go wrong! I added lemon zest, just a squeeze of lemon juice and chopped strawberries at the last minute. I also sprinkled sugar on top before baking which turned out really nice... and I used vanilla flavored yogurt. Baked at the temperature suggested, but then turn it a bit higher at the end for the sugar on top. I used a muffin tray and this recipe made 10 muffins."
"This is a very simple, yet delicious cake. I used plain yoghurt, rum, cinnamon and vanilla to flavour it. Sometimes, I will split the cake in half and spread fruit preserves between each piece."
"Easy, good, cheap. The one cake everyone in Frabnce makes, even the kids."
"Very good and simple. I used pina colada yogurt and it turned out very light. A nice little cake to serve coffee with."
"I made mine in an 8x8 pan, didn't rise well, but it still tastes great. I wish I had some strawberries and cool whip for it."
"This cake is so much fun--so quick, simple & versatile! I used sour cream instead of yogurt, and for flavor I added 1 teas. vanilla, approx. 1 teas. nutmeg, and two generous handfuls of dried cherries that were simmered in a splash of brandy for a minute, then set aside to soak while I mixed up the cake, then drained before adding to the batter. I used two 6" cake pans and only sprayed them with canola oil which worked fine. Yum! The bonus is that clean up takes just minutes because you use so few dishes!"
"Thank you very much for this recipe, my boyfriend loved it so much I had to stop him eating half of the cake. However, I had to be creative concerning the moment when you add fruits to the recipe as well as what temperatre you bake the cake. It would be nice if somebody adds these details to the instructions."
"I made this cake using dried cranberries, almonds, and Kahlua and it was excellent! So easy in a round silicon cake form. Very moist as well. Will make it again."
"Love it! Very great cake - super versatile recipe! I added about 1/3 cup of coconut and a tbsp of Rooh-Afza (look it up!) to the cake mix and topped with pineapple rounds. :) Thanks for the recipe!"
"Here in Portugal we have a receipe very similar to this receipe, I use the yogurt container as a measuring cup. Its a can't go wrong cake. I've never tried it with the apple sauce, I'm goilng to give it a try doing it that way. Otherwise its basicly like mike, Even the kids join in to help, they love to make it because it's so easy. Thanks for the tips, and for POSTING!!!!!!!!!"
"Like another reviewer, I baked this in a 9x13 pan. I just used vanilla extract and skipped any add-ins. Next time I will use some blueberries, but I didn't have any on hand this time. Easy to make and versatile! Made for PAC."
"I baked this in a 9 by 13 inch pan with peach yogurt. I added vanilla and used this cake for a strawberry trifle. It worked beautifully!"
"I loved this cake. I wish i had fresh strawberries and whipped cream to put on top to make it perfect. Like Derf i used a bundt pan and after 50 minutes the cake wasn't done. I put it back for 5-10 more minutes, until the most of the cake was browned and it came out fine."
"I was disappointed with this cake, it rose very nicely in the pan, I used a bunt pan, but kinda fell in on itself as it cooled. The taste was great, I used chocolate chips and vanilla with plain yogurt. I will try it again."