Easy Yogurt Cake

This easy yogurt cake is quick and so delicious. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and bake for just 25 min. It's ridiculously easy and never fails.

Easy yogurt cake on a plate

We’ve all had moments when a cake craving strikes and you’re not ready for the occasion. Let this easy yogurt cake be the answer for you. This cake has a soft, fluffy texture, and is very easy to make. You just need 6 basic ingredients to make this cake.
For this cake we use plain yogurt or greek yogurt to add a moist texture to the batter. To add a little more flavor we use unsalted butter (instead of butter you can use vegetable oil).
This fluffy cake is perfect just the way it is, simple. You can make this cake for any occasion, whether as a dessert or for a simple breakfast with your family. Serve with fresh berries, strawberries or whipped cream.
We have a few other simple cake ideas that we think you'll love, including our Lemon yogurt cake, Easy homemade carrot cake, and Yogurt brown sugar cake recipe.

Yogurt cake slice on a plate

INGREDIENT LIST FOR EASY YOGURT CAKE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

    Dry ingredients:

  • Granulated sugar - To sweeten and flavor.
  • All-purpose flour - Gives consistency and is the base of the batter.
  • Baking powder - Rising agent.
  • Powdered sugar - To garnish the cake.
  • Wet ingredients:

  • Eggs - Provides structure and moisture.
  • Plain yogurt - The main ingredient. Helps the cake stay moist and fluffy.
  • Unsalted butter - Makes the cake softer and tastier.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

Easy yogurt cake on a plate

HOW TO MAKE EASY YOGURT CAKE

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a bundt cake pan with butter and dust the inside of the pan with some flour (hold and rotate the pan so that the flour coats all surfaces).

Step 2: In an electric hand mixer, beat on medium speed the sugar and the softened butter. Add the eggs and beat until obtain a homogeneous and creamy mixture. Pour the yogurt and mix for 1 minute until it’s nicely incorporated. Add the flour and the baking powder and beat until obtain a creamy mixture. Yogurt cake dough on a large dish bowl

Step 3: Using a rubber spatula or sturdy whisk, give the batter a final turn to make sure there are no lumps at the bottom and sides of the bowl. Yogurt cake dough on a large dish bowl

Step 4: Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes. Yogurt cake dough on a bundt cake pan

Step 5: Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool about 25 minutes. Yogurt cake on a bundt cake pan

Step 6: Remove from the pan and place the cake onto a wire rack or serving plate. Allow to cool completely, garnish with powdered sugar and serve.

Yogurt cake slice on a plate Yogurt cake slice on a plate

RECIPE TIPS

Place the oven rack in the middle. This allows the hot air to circulate evenly around the batter, resulting in even cooking.

When the cake is done, do not open the oven door all the way. Leave the door slightly open and wait 5 to 10 minutes so that the heat enters the kitchen and there is no temperature shock that causes the cake to collapse (the time depends on the season of the year, if it is summer leave it for about 5 minutes, if it is winter 10 minutes).

You can grease the loaf pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper.

Some of our techniques to make a moist cake:
1. Add milk or yogurt to the batter, this two ingredientes add moisture to the cake.
2. Add oil instead of butter. Oil keeps cakes moist for longer periods.
3. Don't overmix the batter. Mix until just combined.
4. Don't overbake the cake. Overbaking dries out the cake.
5. Use a toothpick to check the interior of the cake, it should come out with a few moist crumbs, not completely clean.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it take to bake a cake?
The baking time for a cake can vary significantly based on several factors, such as the type of cake, oven, recipe or pan size.
Most cakes can take anywhere from 25 to 60 minutes to bake at 180ºC (350ºF). However, some recipes may require higher or lower temperatures.
Always preheat your oven and don't forget to check if your cake is done using methods such as the toothpick test or gently pressing the cake's center to ensure it's fully baked.
How long to cool a cake before removing from pan?
It may vary depending on the type of cake, pan and kitchen temperature.
For most cakes, allow to cool about 25 to 30 minutes to ensure the cake doesn't fall apart.
After this initial cooling period, you can also run a knife along the edges of the cake to loosen it from the sides of the pan.
How to store this cake?
Allow the cake to cool completely before storing. Wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out.
Place the wrapped cake in an airtight container or in a plastic bag (You can also cut the cake into slices and store individually).
Never store the cake at room temperature for more than 3 days. Beyond this time frame, it might start losing its taste and quality.
Can I add to the batter cake lemon zest, orange zest or vanilla extract?
Absolutely! These three simple ingredients will add a little more flavor to the cake batter.
RECIPE VIDEO:

Easy Yogurt Cake

Easy yogurt cake on a plate

This easy yogurt cake is quick and so delicious. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and bake for just 25 min. It's ridiculously easy and never fails.

3.91 from 11 reviews


    Category:Breakfast, Cakes, Desserts, Recipes, Videos
    Cuisine:
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 12 slices
    Prep Time:20 m
    Cook Time:25 m
    Total Time:45 m

    Ingredients

    • 4 medium eggs
    • 125 grams (4 1/2 ounces) plain yogurt
    • 150 grams (2/3 cup) granulated sugar
    • 200 grams (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
    • 125 grams (1/2 cup) softened unsalted butter
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • Powdered sugar for garnish

    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a bundt cake pan (24 x 8 centimeters (9 1/2-inch diameter with 3 1/4-inch-high sides)) with butter and dust the inside of the pan with some flour (hold and rotate the pan so that the flour coats all surfaces).
    2. In an electric hand mixer, beat on medium speed the sugar and the softened butter. Add the eggs and beat until obtain a homogeneous and creamy mixture. Pour the yogurt and mix for 1 minute until it’s nicely incorporated. Add the flour and the baking powder and beat until obtain a creamy mixture.
    3. - Using a rubber spatula or sturdy whisk, give the batter a final turn to make sure there are no lumps at the bottom and sides of the bowl.
    4. Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 25 minutes (the time depends on the oven).
    5. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool about 25 minutes.
    6. Remove from the pan and place the cake onto a wire rack or serving plate. Allow to cool completely, garnish with powdered sugar and serve.
    Easy Yogurt Cake
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 12 slices
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 211
    Total Fat 10 g(13%)
    Saturated Fat 6 g(30%)
    Cholesterol 78 mg(26%)
    Sodium 89 mg(4%)
    Total Carbohydrate 26.5 g(10%)
    Protein 4.5 g
     

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