Monday, 27 May 2013

Low Sugar Yogurt Cake for the whole family

I hate food going out of date.  On realising some yogurt was approaching use by, I gave this a go.  Lower sugar and lower fat than a normal sponge and a slightly different texture, a bit more like madeira cake but none the worse for that.

Yogurt cake - Makes one round cake


150g, 5.5oz Greek yogurt
250g, 9oz Self Raising Flour (or all purpose flour with a couple of tsp baking powder)
100g, 3.5oz Sugar (I used white caster sugar)
150g, 5.5oz Sultanas (golden raisins)
3 tbsp Vegeable oil
3 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 180oC, 350F, Gas Mark 5.

Mix all of the ingredients together, pour into a approx 8 inch tin lined with non stick baking paper and bake for approx 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Leave to cool in the tin for a while then cool on a rack.  Serve or keep in an airtight box or tin for a day or so.


  1. thinks this will be being cooked in my house this weekend! Winter is approaching and nothing better than cradling a hot cup of tea and a piece of cake.

    1. Why does it feel like winter is approaching here too??? Yet it's May?!

  2. I'm the same with out of date food - hate it! I stuck some sour cream into a muffin mix this week and it was delicious. I can imagine yoghurt having a similar effect so I'll give this a go.

    1. Yeah I hate waste. Can't always avoid it with a toddler but it's annoying. The result on this cake was slightly drier than I would have liked. Might try adding a touch more oil next time but flavour was good.

  3. I'e come across af ew yogurt cake recipes in the past, but never one with sultanas! Such a great idea :) I followed you here from the link party on Mandy's Recipe Box, by the way. Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link:


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