Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Everyday Yogurt Cake

I have mixed feelings about this cake. After doing all the photo shooting , i grabbed a piece to eat, the taste was alright, i wouldnt say that it's very delicious, a good old plain cake and if you look at the recipe, besides the main ingredients of making a cake, there's really nothing much added besides yogurt and vanilla. I dont mind eating a plain cake , it can be nice sometimes just eating a plain cake but the texture somehow i find it not really as light and airy as what the author described. The next day, it became even denser .And since this is a plain cake, the author did suggested that we could dress up the cake, dust it with icing sugar and serve with fresh fruits , etc. I drizzled a little honey for some of the pieces left on the next day to finish eating the cake. Just a so-so cake for me. Okay, now i'm off to read what do Joyce and Zoe  think about the cake and the rest who have joined us baking along.

Recipe ( from Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattmen)
this is 1/2 of the original recipe with sugar reduced, made in a 6 inch round tin
125gm all purpose flour
80gm sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup low fat yogurt
30ml vegetable oil
1 large egg
1tsp vanilla extract
icing sugar, for dusting

1.Preheat the oven to 350F/177C. Grease and flour the bottom and sides of a 6 inch baking pan. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Whisk together the ypgurt, oil, eggs and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl. Pour the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.
2. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until top of the cake is light golden and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30-35 minutes. Let the cake cool in pan for about 5 mins, invert it onto a wire rack then turn right side up on a rack to cool completely, dust with icing sugar and serve.

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  1. Lena, it looks so soft and fluffy, so comforting and almost huggable heehee! Perfect as a base cake to glamourise it. I like this, sounds manageable to me, coz i am a very clumsy baker! No egg separation, no creaming, no stiff peaks, ah, my type of baking :p LOL. Will definitely try it out soon. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Lena, I also thought that the taste was quite plain... but I love the fact that its rather fluffy and moist (on the first day)... I think this cake needs frosting :)

  3. You are right Lena, the cake's quite plain but I love the simplicity of this bake. This is real no-fuss home baking. And it pairs really well with fruit jams and icecream :D

  4. Hi Lena,

    EVERYDAY Yogurt Cake
    Looks quite nice to take
    Make one for me everyday
    'Lu beh pai seh meh', no way
    Change the name to 'everyyear'
    Now can or not, my dear
    Kidding, kidding only
    All the best to you & family


  5. Hi Lena,

    For a low fat cake, I think this cake is really ok to eat. After being my cake testers for these years, my husband and son are getting fussy with high expectation and didn't want to eat this cake on the next day... :( Got to convince them that this cake is low fat and have to give in and take its taste :p


  6. Your photos certainly make the cake looks delicious! As long as it is healthier, I think I'll give this a try too!

  7. Hi Lena ..apa khabar?lamanya Cm tak singgah ke dapur Lena..banyak post yang ketinggalan...

    Bila baca bahan-bahan untuk kek ini...Hmm kek yang sihat..ada low fat yogurt,vegetable oil-no butter dan hanya 1 biji telur..bagus untuk diet Cm ni:)dan foto yang cantik !..ceria ceria selalu Lena..

  8. Hi Lena,
    The cake sounds healthy. No butter added.
    I was wondering howndoes it taste? i will give it a try!
    Do drop by to see how's my cake later...^^
    Have a lovely week ahead.

  9. Oops! Sorry I make a typing error there.
    Instead of how does I type howndoes..:p

  10. Lena, low fat and healthy = tak sedap. hah! hah! That's just me lah, the fat lady. But from the photo it looks very airy and spongy. Maybe can eat with ice cream ***wink, wink***

  11. Lena,

    I have a soft spot when I see title with "Everyday", "Yogurt".....iy means it is something really fast and easy and moist as well.

    I hope I can join this round of bake along. Should find time to bake.

  12. Hi Lena,your cake has this beautiful golden colour on top. Loved it . And you are right about this cake being too plain..even I was tempted to add a flavour but thankfully my family enjoyed the softness of the cake.

  13. Such a yummy looking cake~ looks moist and *slurp* am drooling now.

    Btw, what's the different between baking powder and baking soda? Can I omit baking soda?

    I want to join this bake-along, too! Will try to find time this weekend.

  14. Lena, from the recipe, it seems easy. If i have time these few days, I would like to try this out too.

  15. Love it when honest opinions are given, thumbs up! But by the looks of this recipe, it is quite healthy, using only oil and yoghurt, so can imagine it won't be so fantastic. :) maybe a nice cup of cuppacino to wash it down ya?

  16. For such a simple cake and with ordinary ingredients it looks moist , very soft and utterly delicious ! Even without frills your cake still looks fantastic ! ;D

  17. I was planning to try this bake, but looks like almost everyone say it's quite plain ;(

  18. i'm trying to imagine this cake in my mouth...hahahha. yes i'm greedy lah. btw, how many times a week do you bake? err...are you going to consider getting a happycall pan?

  19. Hi Lena, Your cake looks great! I on the other hand, find it tasty! Haha! It somehow reminds me of the taste of our local kuih, not could not exactly picture out which kuih! Maybe tastes a little bit like our "pak tong koh"!! Hahaha! Only the taste, not the texture though!!

  20. esther: hi,you're a clumsy baker? you sure or not?? haha! give it a try, maybe you will like the cake.

    mich: yeah, i think some frosting or fruit sauce will also taste great with this cake and your rainbow cake is so attractive!

    angeline: i think the texture was alright on the first day :)

    anuja: i also love the simplicity of the cake, i guess that's why it's called everyday cake. Quick process to get the cake done.

  21. dreamer:

    everyday yogurt cake
    is good for you to take
    if you want to lose some weight
    and yet still want to eat a cake
    healthy and quick recipe to make
    simple enough that wont give you headache
    but baking it everyday, i cant tolerate
    if you're desperate, i'll bake for your sake.

  22. Hi Lena, look delicious! Got coffee taste even better. LOL

    Have a nice week ahead.

  23. zoe: i dont mind the taste really tho it's a lil plain but not quite of the texture. Good thing it wasnt dry ;)

    jeannie: oh yeah, maybe you will love this cake , try it!

    cikmanggis: hi kak! apa khabar? i'm good here. Yalah, this is a low calorie cake, even uses low fat yogurt! haha!thank you for your kind words and have a lovely week!

    muimui: oh, you're making this? eager to hear how you find the cake. will watch out for your entry! thnks!

    phong hong: i know iknow but good for weight watchers! haha! the taste isnt that bad really and eating that with ice cream, yum! eh, like that means add on calorie oredilah!haha! ok, low fat ice cream!

    angel: hi, how are you? yes, simple and quick to make, hope you are able to make and join us for this bake along!

    yvonne: baking powder and baking soda are both leaveners to help the cake to rise. When baking soda reacts with an acidic ingredients, it will release gas, creating bubbles in the batter and that will help to cake to be more tender and giving it more rise. You can read it here:
    yogurt is acidic so i wouldnt suggest that you leave out the baking soda but i've seen recipes that just uses baking powder.

  24. amrita: welcome to bake along! thanks for your joining us and very glad to know that your family liked the cake!

    yan: good! dont overmix the batter, just stir till they are just well combined :)

    bee: maybe because have been eating too many rich cakes but sometimes also cannot compare :) it would better the texture is softer.

    anne: thank you! yeha, it is moist and softness was alright tho i expected it to be more lighter, maybe i didnt do a good job in folding, some of the members really got it light and fluffy!

    babysumo: oh, although it's plain, it's not really that bad. YOu can add in extra vanilla or maybe some orange juice and rind to the cake or maybe make a fruit sauce over the cake :)

    diane: hi, so nice to see you here. YOu getting better now?

    barb: depends on the dateline and events. NOt that often tho you see a lot of cakes. about the happycall pan, no lah, i dont think i need it at the moment. oredi lots of ka chang in my house!! LOL!

    joyce: pak tong koh? haha! i never thought of that! now that you mention ptk, i also feel like eating one, the brown one!

    amelia: thank you! yes, coffee cream better i think!

  25. What a great idea to bake a cake with yogurt. It looks extra moist and fluffy!


  26. Lena, don't know why I keep thinking about steamed cake when looking at your cake. It's a shame to know that this cake didn't turn out as good as it looks like!

  27. Lena, the cake looks soft and fluffy, should be taste good too.

  28. hi Lena, whatever you described abt this cake, yours looks really yummeh! soft n buttery, nampak macam sedaaaap sangat! esp the sec pic, so beautiful n sexy also...rasa macam nak gigit the pc, wonder the taste just so-so?

  29. Lena...looks good healthy :)

  30. What a shame it was just 'so-so'. I would have thought the yogurt would have made it really moist! I suppose if I have togurt hanging around I can always make it!

  31. it actually reminded me about a cheese cake with the look. It's my kind of cake though- simple and everyday.

  32. Yogurt cake! I am gonna do the same but minus the salt and reduce the sugar so that the furkid can eat it too. Though as usual it will not look good coz I modify the ingredients to satisfy my "furkid friendly" requirement:D

  33. Wow so amazing and lovely one after sliced it :) Its best selection :) I enjoyed baked this cake and everyone loves it :)

  34. My mum too makes soft, spongy and yummy cake at home. Yours is looking same like my mom's. Loved it!!

  35. Did Joyce say it tasted like pak-tong-koh? Then I shall like this cake then..if it's really so plain, maybe can add sultanas and rum..haahhaa..but the cake does look good anyway.

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  37. these look amazing! I love Yogurt Cake!