Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Everyday Yoghurt Cake : Free and Easy Bake-Along #32

This is a really simple cake, just as its name, Everyday Yoghurt Cake, the cake chosen by my baking buddy, Lena from Frozen Wings for our Bake-Along No 32.

I think that there will be mixed reviews from my baking friends for this bake. For one, this cake is quite unlike other cakes. According to Lauren Chattman, this plain cake has a light and airy texture, and can be "dressed" up in various ways by placing a paper doily on top and dust with confectioners' sugar for a lacy decoration. And it can be served with some yoghurt and sliced fruits on the side.

I decided to leave it plain as it is. This cake rises well and bakes up beautifully. 

Light and airy? The texture that I got was a little dense, but very soft, moist and smells really good. This is the kind of cake that goes well with a cup of coffee or tea, something simple but satisfying.

My overall review : I like this cake. The dense texture is really a soft, moist, and good dense. This cake is made from very simple basic ingredients, that I was surprised it could turn out rather tasty.  I kept a few slices and ate them the next afternoon, and the slices has got a little more dense but still remains soft.  I enjoyed these slices with a cup of black coffee. Very nice!

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Everyday Yoghurt Cake
(Cake Keeper Cakes, Lauren Chattman)
Serves 8
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain whole-milk yoghurt or lowfat yoghurt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
confectioners' sugar

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch round cake and dust it with flour, knocking out any extra. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the yoghurt, oil, eggs and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl. Pour the yoghurt mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.
  2. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the top of the cake is light golden and a toothpick inserted into the center is clean, about 40 minutes.
  3. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, invert it onto a wire rack, and then turn it right side up on a rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioner's sugar, then slice and serve.
  4. Store uneaten cake in a cake keeper or wrap in plastic and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.

kitchenflavours notes :
For half a recipe, I used 1/3 cup sugar, baked in a 7" round cake pan for 32 minutes

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  1. i bet that yoghurt makes the cake so incredibly moist and light. I have never had a cake like this before- i have got to change that- soon

  2. Hi Joyce, I don't mind this cake as its rather moist and fluffy. Though I would have enjoyed it if there was more taste... perhaps I could do some chocolate ganache over it in future if were to do it again.

  3. What a great looking yogurt cake!

  4. Today my day is full with yoghurt healthy cake. Yours looks amazing too.

  5. Looks good and sounds healthy enough...I'll give it a try too and post it asap:)

  6. Wow JOyce yours also turned out really good! Like I said to Lena, I loved the simplicity of this no-fuss bake. Will surely make again as it pairs really well with other condiments.

  7. Hi Joyce,

    I think this cake is pretty good for its low fat content. Taste and texture wise, I wouldn't compare this to most other cakes.

    Enjoying a slice of this simple with coffee... Nice!


  8. Hi Joyce,
    I just came over from Lena and Zoe's place.
    This is a no fuss and health cake from what I read from your above recipe.
    I would like to try it out.
    Have a lovely week ahead...^^

  9. I have a cup of tea in front of me, am lacking of a slice of cake like yours :)

  10. Hi Joyce, am so glad to join you guys in this blog-hop with this simple and very soft cake. What I felt was that the cake could have tasted better with an orange or lemon flavour. Surprisingly my family enjoyed the way it is and really admired the softness !

  11. Okay ! It's my third yogurt cake , let's have a taste then ! lol Even "undressed" it still look yummy ! I love dense , moist cake and the use of yogurt adds a nice texture and flavor in this simple cake :D

  12. The texture of your cake looks good!

  13. after reading the comments, i'm glad to know that many of them like the cake..including you! for a lowfat cake, i think this is considered good! i still dont know what's wrong with my computer, i also cant view it from the ipad but can from my phone! so strange..maybe it's the browser!

  14. Love the texture of your cake!!

  15. Joyce, looks like you & Lena made the same comment about the cake. She did comment that the cake is dense. Actually my hubby & I don't mind dense cake, you can pass some to us, hahaha! Do you live in KL? Can email me to I'm going back to M'sia for a month of holidays, may be we can meet up in KL?

  16. Wow so beautiful and cute one after sliced it :) Its best selection :) I enjoyed baked this cake and everyone loves it :)

  17. Thats such a nice recpie, simple and perfectly baked. The fluffy texture of the cake is so much visible

    Thumbs up !!

  18. Eileen, Hundred Eighty DegreesSaturday, September 15, 2012

    Very nice top and is simple to bake for afternoon tea :)