Trust the French to come up with easy yet delicious recipes to indulge your sweet tooth on a daily (watch your waistline!!) basis!
The popular “Gateau au yaourt” or Yogurt Cake is simple and wonderfully adaptable. With the same basic ingredients and a single measuring tool, you can produce yummy desserts in a flash and with minimal clean up!
SWEETTABLESCAPES pulled this recipe from a French book “Simple comme un gateau au yaourt” (“As simple as a yogurt cake”). It is a perfect cake for a cold, January afternoon when you need a slice of sweetness with your coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
We chose the Chocolate Cake with Honey and Spices and fell in love at first bite!
The fun part here is that you’re using a simple yogurt (single serve) container to measure most of the ingredients. The one we used is the equivalent to 1/2 cup, so feel free to use your regular kitchen measuring tools too.
1 TBsp honey
1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp nutmeg
2 TBsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 jar ( or 1/2 cup) plain yogurt (we used Fage 2%)
4 whole eggs
2 jars (1 cup) sugar
1 jar (1/2 cup) sunflower or vegetable oil
3 jars (1 and 1/2 cups) flour
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350F
In a large bowl, mix spices, honey and 1 jar yogurt.
Add 4 eggs and mix thoroughly.
Add 2 jars sugar and mix.
Add 3 jars flour, tsp baking powder and 2 TBsp unsweetened cocoa powder and mix. Add 1 jar of oil. Mix thoroughly.
Pour batter into buttered 9-inch cake pan or, like us, use mini loaf pans or, even better: decorative paper cups:
Bake for 45 minutes (large pan) or 1/2 hour for mini loaves, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. This cake is really delicious, with a subtle spice-and-chocolate flavor.