Friday, August 24, 2012

French Yogurt Cake

I made this cake on Sunday and totally tried to pass it off as bread.  Caleb took one bite and said "this tastes like cake!" Whoops.  Honestly I didn't really know what to expect with this recipe; I didn't know if it would be more cake-y or more French sweet bread that's acceptable to eat for breakfast.  What resulted was a super moist, lighter than pound cake but more flavorful than pound cake (if that makes sense) cake.  It is probably the easiest and fastest cake I've ever made, and I will definitely be making it again.  Happy Friday!

French Yogurt Cake
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest
3/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2" loaf pain with nonstick spray; dust with flour and tap out excess.

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.

In a large bowl, rub sugar and lemon zest together until sugar is moist.  Add yogurt, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla; whisk to blend.  Fold in dry ingredients just to blend.  Pour batter into prepared loaf pain and bake for 50-55 minutes, until top of cake is golden brown and a tester inserted into center comes out clean.  Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.  Invert onto rack; let cool completely.  Store airtight at room temperature.

source: slightly adapted from Bon Appetit, May 2012


  1. Bread that tastes like cake is a win win haha!! This sounds so yummy! Have a great weekend girl

  2. Mmmm, this sounds really good, especially right now as i'm enjoying a quiet house with 3 children sleeping. I just need a cup of coffee and a slice of this!

  3. perhaps it would be good to eat with just butter or some jelly in the morning - I know I'd gladly mistake it for bread haha!

  4. This is the kind of think I could eat in one sitting. Thanks for sharing friend!

  5. Ummm cake or bread...I'll take it! Sounds delicious.