Yogurt Cake with Just 3 Ingredients Takes the Internet by Storm: No Added Sugar or Wheat Flour

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.08 - 2024 8:55 AM CET

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It's simple to make and offers numerous customization options.

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In today's fast-paced world, where time is a precious resource yet the desire for homemade cakes remains high, here's a solution that combines the best of both worlds.

A simple yogurt cake that's not only quick to prepare but also offers a world of variation so you can tailor it to your taste and preferences.

This recipe is a true gift to anyone with a busy schedule who might doubt the possibility of incorporating home baking into their tight agenda.

"If you claim you don't have time to bake, I dare you to disprove that assertion with this recipe," says our sister site in Norway, Dagens.no.

The yogurt cake promises not just a smooth and uncomplicated baking process but also a result that can satisfy any sweet tooth.

The recipe requires just three basic ingredients:

  • 400g sweetened plain yogurt – or for a twist, flavored yogurt

  • Four eggs

  • 40g cornstarch

Step 1: Preparing the Pan

  • Heat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

  • Use cooking spray to coat the inside of a 6-inch round springform pan.

  • Place a large piece of parchment paper inside the pan, ensuring it fully covers the interior and extends slightly over the edge. Mold the parchment to the pan's sides and bottom as smoothly as possible, accepting some wrinkles and irregularities. This cake boasts a rustic charm, so the edges won’t be perfectly circular.

Step 2: Mixing the Ingredients

  • Begin with placing yogurt into a sizeable mixing bowl. If opting to include sugar (refer to recipe notes), whisk it into the yogurt now.

  • Introduce eggs individually, fully integrating each egg into the mixture before adding the next, aiming for a uniformly smooth batter.

Step 3: Incorporating Cornstarch

  • Gradually incorporate cornstarch by sifting it over the batter, using a fine mesh strainer for even distribution. Whisk thoroughly until the mixture is smooth and free of any cornstarch clumps.

Step 4: Baking the Cake

  • Transfer the batter into your prepared pan.

  • Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until the cake has risen, the top is no longer moist, and it has a golden caramelized look.

  • Note that the cake will start to sink and wrinkle as it cools - this is expected.

Step 5: Cooling and Setting

  • Allow the cake to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes before refrigerating it for a minimum of 2 hours, which enhances its flavor profile.

  • Consuming the cake immediately may result in a slightly eggy taste and less sweetness.

  • For optimal texture and flavor, remove the cake from the refrigerator 15 minutes prior to serving. This resting period at room temperature will soften the cake, giving it a creamier consistency.

What makes this cake so appealing is its versatility. With a simple change in yogurt flavor, you can transform the cake from a classic banana variant to a fresh and fruity strawberry version.

This adaptability makes the cake an ideal choice for any occasion, whether it's a quick afternoon snack or a delicate dessert for an impromptu dinner party.

So, for everyone who feels like time is slipping away but still wants to enjoy homemade baking: This yogurt cake is proof that it can be done – quickly, easily, and with room for personalization.

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