Yogurt Cake

Yogurt Cake. There's not much I can blog about on this one. It's pretty simple. I'm posting this for all of you out there who just want to bake a plain Jane cake. What I can say is that it's pretty moist and makes a good looking bundt cake.

For most of you who know me, I'm not a big fan of boxed cake mixes, or anything pre-packaged. I am not knocking those of you who do, it's just a matter of preference.  The fresher the better my friends. So when I'm feeling really lazy and want to make something last minute, or just want to eat a piece of plain cake, I bake this.

This particular cake calls for yogurt of course, but if you want, you can play a little with it. Sometimes if I don't have any plain yogurt on hand, I'll throw in vanilla flavored yogurt, Greek yogurt or kefir. Instead of vanilla, you could add lemon, orange or almond extracts. I've even added a few teaspoons of cinnamon to the batter.

I added a glaze to this one. It's pretty plain and simple.You don't have to add it, but if you want to, the recipe is below. 

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Here's what you'll need:

1 bundt cake pan or a rectangular 9" X 13" cake pan (buttered and floured)
1 cup yogurt
4  eggs (room temperature)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon (if desired)

In a medium sized bowl mix the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

In another large bowl, mix the sugar and eggs and beat until fluffy. Add the vanilla and oil and continue to mix. Add the flour mixture and yogurt alternately starting with and ending with the flour. Mix well.

Pour the batter into your prepared pan. Let bake for about 40-45 minutes depending on your oven or if a knife/toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Glaze recipe:

1 cup powdered sugar
6 tbsp milk or cream (add a little more if you need to)
1 tsp vanilla or any flavor extract

Mix all the ingredients well with a wire whisk or cake mixer until it is smooth and pourable. Pour over cooled cake.

Serves 12

As always, Enjoy!