Yogurt tea cake

As usual I had something close to going bad in the fridge. In this case it was yogurt. So I decided, after much solicitation form my BF, to bake a yogurt cake. I had never baked yogurt cake before, so I looked around the internet and I found that there is a general consensus on how to bake yogurt cake. Pretty much everyone uses the yogurt cup as a measuring tool and 7 yogurt cups worth of ingredients go in the mixture. I used Manu’s recipe as a guideline and for once I did not change much: the recipe looked simple and good enough without any need for adjustments….

Yogurt tea cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Yield: 6 Servings


  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 spoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup oil (I used olive, but I think a more neutral vegetable oil might be better)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 eggs


  1. I put in a mixer yogurt, flour, sugar, baking powder, oil, milk, a pinch of salt, and finally added 3 eggs while the ingredients were mixing. I poured the mixture in a loaf oven dish previously greased and floured and put it in a 390F oven for about 1 hour. I let it set for a while before slicing it. For an extra touch you can dust it with powder sugar.
  2. It is perfect for tea or breakfast: it is similar to a pound cake but much lighter.

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4 Responses to Yogurt tea cake

  1. Pola says:

    Now I discovered that spreading a bit of honey on the cake makes it even better… I am thinking next time I should incorporate it to the dough

  2. Manu says:

    So glad you liked it! I love your idea of making it into a loaf! 🙂

  3. Kimberly says:

    Looks delicious!

  4. egb says:

    So easy! Looks great. I like the addition of yogurt.

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