Healthy Yogurt Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8

  • 1 cup plain yogurt, at semi-room temperature
  • 2 leveled cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or essence
  • 1-2 lemons, zested
  • 1 pinch salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F° and place the rack in the middle position.
  2. Grease a 9x5x2.5 inch loaf pan with butter, cooking spray, or simply line the pan with parchment paper (in this case there's no need to grease the pan).
  3. In a bowl, mix eggs and sugar, then add oil, lemon zest, vanilla extract or essence and mix again. Add yogurt and mix it into a smooth consistency.
  4. Whisk flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt together and add to the wet batter until just combined.
  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
  6. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. When the cake is done, remove it from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
  8. You can serve it plain or brushed with some quick and easy jam glaze which adds a lovely shine and flavor.

Do not refrigerate as it will dry out this cake! It is freezable. Keeps well for four days at room temperature in an airtight container.


Per serving: 287 calories, 6g protein, 12g fat, 158mg sodium, 1g fiber, 14g sugar

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