Thursday, June 23, 2016

Gâteau au Yaourt - Yogurt Cake

One of my favorite's childhood cakes is the "Gâteau au Yaourt" or yogurt cake.  It is certainly due to its simplicity and easiness to make.

It is a great cake to make with children and it is sure to delight everyone. It can be served as a dessert, afternoon snack or birthday cake.  It can be dressed up with a chocolate drizzle, glaze, served with strawberries or just kept plain.

Ingredients for 6-8 servings

- 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil or melted butter
- 1-1/2 cups of flour
- 3 eggs (at room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extra or lemon zest

Preheat the oven at 350F.  Butter a baking pan, round or rectangular is fine (I like the shape of the coffee cake pan).
Pour the yogurt in a mixing bowl and add the other ingredients in the following order, use a  a whisk or wooden spoon to mix - sugar, vanilla or lemon zest, eggs (one at the time), flour, salt and butter (or oil).
Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for approx. 45-50min.
let it cool down prior to removing from the pan.
Serve and enjoy!

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