Yogurt Cake from Kristin Espinasse

The genius behind this cake is that there is no need to use measuring utensils. You need only reserve the yogurt container as a measure, once you’ve emtpied the contents into the bowl. 

- one small (individual size) container of plain yogurt (reserve for measuring the remaining ingredients) 
- flour
- sugar
- vegetable oil
- three eggs (or two, if you prefer)
- one package baking powder SODA!(about 2 teaspoons)

Instructions (Easy as 3-2-1…):
Fill/empty the yogurt container…
   …3 times with flour
   …2 times with sugar
   …1 time with vegetable oil (if I’m out of vegetable oil, I’ll (Kristin) add half a cup of olive oil or butter…)

First combine yogurt, beaten eggs & sugar. Next, add flour and baking soda, stir. Add a pinch of salt… Pour in oil and mix well Uncle Jacques (Kristin’s brother-in-law) recommends using “un fouet” (whisk) to mix the batter. Pour into a cake pan (or muffin tin) and bake for 45 minutes at 300°F

I (Mim) used a bundt pan, which I sprayed with an organic baking spray, and let the cake bake for an hour. I put foil on the top when it started to brown a bit. It took longer because of being in a tube pan, I think. Also, I saved a 6 oz. yogurt container & used Greek Yogurt from my larger container. I think that worked fine.  The cake has a nice texture and is not very sweet, which was a surprise.

Extras: Jacques  suggests adding sliced (canned) pears (drained from their syrop) to the top of the cake before baking. The pears will sink nicely into the cake for a sweet “second version”.
I (Kristin) sometimes mash up bananas and add them… or sneak in some grated zucchini.

I (Mim) added one smashed banana, which is all I had on hand.  I’ll make this cake again, for sure. Let me know if you try it.

P.S. Kristin Espinasse write’s a blog – French Word-a-day in which she shares a great deal about her life as an American married to a French man, living in the south of France.


About mim4mail

If I'd have known I'd be using this as my recipe blog, I'd have chosen a different name. Oh well. Bon Apetit! Artist, Wife, and Mother to 2 grown offspring, reader, learner, traveler, letter writer, member of IUOMA, The Letter Writers Alliance, and The League of Space Pirates, and other leagues, alliances, and associations.
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