Yogurt cake is a delightful and healthier alternative to traditional cakes, offering a moist texture and a tangy flavor. Infused with the nutritional benefits of yogurt, such as probiotics, calcium, and protein, this cake not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also supports a balanced diet. Perfect for home bakers, health-conscious eaters, and dessert enthusiasts, yogurt cake is easy to make and can be customized with various flavors and toppings.

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To make a basic yogurt cake, you'll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (low-fat or full-fat, based on preference)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (or substitute with coconut sugar for a healthier option)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or substitute with melted coconut oil)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or substitute with whole wheat flour for added fiber)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of one lemon (optional for additional flavor)

Preparation Steps

  1. Preheat Your Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan and line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. Mix Wet Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, sugar, and vegetable oil. Whisk until smooth and well combined. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract and lemon zest if using.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Ensure the dry ingredients are well mixed to avoid lumps in the batter.
  4. Prepare the Batter: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, folding gently with a spatula until just combined. The batter should be smooth but not overmixed. If the batter seems too thick, you can add a tablespoon of milk to achieve the right consistency.

Tip: The key to a moist yogurt cake is not to overmix the batter. Fold the ingredients just enough to combine them.

Baking Instructions

  1. Pour and Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread it evenly. Tap the pan gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  2. Bake: Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. The top of the cake should be golden brown.
  3. Cool: Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Serving Suggestions

Once your yogurt cake has cooled, it's ready to be served. Here are some ideas to elevate your yogurt cake:

  • Simple and Classic: Dust the top with powdered sugar for a classic look.
  • Fresh Fruit: Top with fresh berries or sliced fruits like strawberries, blueberries, or peaches for added freshness.
  • Yogurt Glaze: Mix a few tablespoons of Greek yogurt with some honey or maple syrup and drizzle over the cake for an extra dose of yogurt goodness.
  • Whipped Cream: Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of lemon zest for a light and airy complement.


There you have it—a simple and healthy yogurt cake recipe that is sure to impress! Whether you're new to baking or a seasoned pro, this nutritious and delicious cake is a must-try. We encourage you to bake this yogurt cake and share your experiences with us. Enjoy your baking adventure!

Happy baking,

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