This French Yogurt Cake is probably one of the best cakes and baking recipes coming out from my oven. The recipe is so easy that you don’t even need a hand mixer or stand mixer.
All you have to do is mix and combine all the ingredients and bake. The end result is this gorgeous and delicious yogurt cake that you will want to bake again and again.
Does Yogurt Make Cake Moist
I always hear people asking the question “What does yogurt do in baking?” or “Can I use yogurt in baking?” Yogurt is made from whole milk so 81% of it is water and 5% is fat.
As a result, yogurt adds moisture and fat in a cake batter, making the cake moist. A cake baked with yogurt is never dry. It’s always so soft, moist and absolutely delicious. So the answer is yes, yogurt can be used in baking and it makes cake moist.
Is Yogurt Cake Healthy?
Yogurt cake is absolutely healthy because the main ingredients are yogurt and olive oil. There is no butter in this recipe and we all know that yogurt is a healthy ingredient because it’s rich in nutrients.
The blackberry and raspberry toppings are not only colorful and beautiful, berries are loaded with anti-oxidants and great for our overall health.
Tips on How to Bake Yogurt Cake?
- Use a good Greek yogurt. I used The Greek Gods Plain Greek Yogurt. Do not use reduced fat or generic brand yogurt as it will compromise the results of the cake.
- Extra virgin olive oil. A high-quality olive oil adds an amazing aroma to the cake and make it extra moist and utterly delightful. I used Pompeian brand Imported Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Full-Bodied Flavor).
Serve French Yogurt Cake with:
For an afternoon tea party, I suggest pairing it with the following:
Complete Meal Plan
This cake is best served after sitting for a day, but you can serve it after the cake is cooled.
If you want to serve it the next day, store it at room temperature and tightly covered in plastic wrap. Add the berries and garnish the top of the cake before serving. Add a generous dollop of whipped cream, if you like (optional).