Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Everyday Yogurt Cake

Sometimes, I wonder... Does everyday need to be the same? Why even the kiddy underwear sometimes come in a pack of seven for seven different days? Even wearing the same school uniform, I used to carry a different handkerchief everyday. 

For this bake-along, Joyce from Kitchen Flavours, Lena from Frozen wings and I are baking this super-easy Everyday Yogurt Cake from the book, Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman. As mentioned in its name, this cake is really a plain low-fat cake and I wasn't expecting it to be as tasty as most buttery cakes. I'm actually surprised that the cake is quite good being a simple mix-and-bake low fat cake. In fact, the cake tasted pretty nice and spongy when it was freshly baked and wasn't as good on the next day. So, bake the cake only if you are eating it on the same day.

Even being an "Everyday cake", I reckon this cake can be plain or fun being as it is. So why not, let me enjoy a plain cake like this with seven different ways...

Here I am trying to imagine... what if I'm an everyday cake...

I like being plain and like to be seen being a good plain, so...

Monday is my simple day.
Tuesday is my busy day.
Wednesday is my reading day.
I'm having a headache on Thursday but feeling better on Friday.
I'm feeling a little glamorous on Saturday but how about Sunday?

Everyday Yogurt Cake
Making the cake batter
A slice of yogurt cake for everyday...
Thursday to... Sunday?
What about Sunday? Think, Zoe! THINK!!! 

I have an idea!... How about baking this cake in the form of Whoopie pies for Sunday? Since our last Whoopie pie bake-along, my husband and son have been pestering me to bake more Whoopie pies for them and so here I am baking this cake in the form of Whoopie pies for them...

Like I have mentioned earlier, these low fat Whoopie pies were nice to eat when they were freshly baked but became tough and dry on the next day. I guess that we must be too fussy with our cakes! LOL!

Yum !
Baking the Whoopie cake rounds
Nice to eat these on everyday too... but not on the next day! LOL!

Here are the recipe from the book, Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman
(with my notes and modification in blue)


2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar (reduced to 1 cup)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt or low-fat yogurt
(I used the 99% fat free yogurt)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
(I used rice bran oil)
2 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Confectioners’ sugar

Preheat the oven to 350°F (or 160°C fan forced). Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch cake pan and dust it with flour, knocking out any extra.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together the yogurt, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl. Pour the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the top of the cake is light golden and a toothpick inserted into the center is clean, about 40 min.

Let the cake cool in the pan for about 5 min, invert it onto a wire rack, and then turn it right side up on a rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, then slice and serve.

Store uneaten cake in a cake keeper or wrap in plastic and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.


Using half amount of this recipe, I've baked a 14 cm cake at 160°C fan forced for 35 min.

To bake Whoopie cake rounds, drop one tablespoonful of cake batter on a silicon mat and bake them either at 160°C fan forced for 14 min or 180°C fan forced for 10 min. Using the full amount of this recipe, I've baked 24 whoopie cake rounds and sandwiched them with Nutella.


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  1. good morning zoe, it was quite good on the first day but gets a lot denser the next day. Haha! all the different moods, Today is wed, hope it's not going to be mad day for me :D hey, actually whoopie pie not a bad idea even though it gets harder cos the cake is rather thin and with nutella makes it more delicious to eat!

  2. Easy and lovely cake for teatime :) I will be probably tempted to try it :D

  3. I enjoy yogourt cake with a dollop of yogurt and some sauteed fruits, it's so good... But it's a fact that this kind of cake is'nt all that good the next day... I like you idea of whoopie pies!

  4. this looks wonderful! i love the looks of the whoopie pie with nutella...looks good to me!

  5. You're such a creative baker Zoe! When are you going to open your bakery?
    I am a creature of routine as well. I actually thrive on routine. I mean I definitely let loose and can be spontaneous, but I notice that I do function better when every things in its place. I always stress out in the beginning of the week because I feel like there's not enough time in the day to get everything done, but by Wednesday, I am relaxed and feel like I have all the time in the world. It's funny how I keep spinning in the same circle.

  6. I love your story for each day, and the Sunday Whoopie Pies look great! This cake would definitely go well with Nutella...I think the Nutella would be perfectly with the plain cake without making it overly rich.

  7. Ya this cake is very moist and fluffy. Simple bake without butter right.

  8. Love the idea of making these into whoopie pies! Your clicks are also very nicely executed!

  9. Zoe...I just love yogurt cake! It is always so moist and it's a great canvas for so many ideas. I love that you turned yours into whoopie pies! And especially that you filled them with nutella! A great combo! : )

  10. Hehehe I like your "everyday cake in 7 different ways" ... so cute!

  11. You have very good idea to eat your cake everyday! I like it, maybe I'll bake it too! Looks yummy enough!

  12. Hi Zoe,
    Love your simple Monday with a plain simple everyday yoghurt cake.
    The rest of the days also so interesting. Like to try out his cake too.
    Have a lovely week ahead.

  13. No low fat for me. I prefer my fats, its a lot tastier. But it is good trying these recipe to know what the outcome is like.

  14. Wow love your idea of the everyday cake !! so innovative and boy! your whoopie pies are so awesome. Such a great idea. Very very impressed. So glad to Bake-Along with you :):)

  15. Easy and lovely low fat cake. Yum x I luv your pics and your step by step guide on how you made this.

  16. Great post. And a cake that's not fattening! Wow.

  17. So clever you to sandwich it with Nutella, you sure raise happy kids at home. No kid can resist anything with Nutella. Lovely yogurt cake there you have baked Zoe.

  18. So honored to your 500th follower Zoe!! :D I remember following your blog last year. Then I took a break for exams, started a new blog, new account etc! :D So glad to have found you again.. This is a wonderful presentation! Yummy cake.

    P.S: Me following you too! ;) On Pinterest!

  19. Very entertaining post , Zoe ! ;D That two versions of yogurt cake look pretty delicious !

  20. Wow, looks delicious! Love the creativity with the whoopie pies too :)

  21. Enjoyed your post very much and those whoopie pies too! Easy cake for every day!

  22. Love your seven days! But I'll be thankful on Sunday, a break from cake-eating! LOL! Yes, this is a very tasty cake. And a great idea to make them into whoopie pies! With nutella filling, I bet they would disappear in no time at all!

  23. I'm in for any cake that have yogurt! Lovely post and pictures :)

  24. I was thinking how simple and angelic looking cake that is and then scroll down to the whoopie nutella version!! Oh my!
    I love it anyhow!
    Hugs Zoe!

  25. Hi Zoe, your yogurt cake look delicious. You're very creative, turned the cake into whoopie pies. Great ideas.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  26. Hi Zoe, your yogurt cake looks delicious. Love your innovative idea of turning them into whoopie pies. I am your newest follower, love to keep in touch. Please follow me back too.

  27. That cake looks so light and delicious, and those whoopie pies look completely decadent :)

  28. Hi Zoe! The cake looks so delicious and would go beautifully with a nice cup of coffee :) Just lovely.

  29. I've been looking at low fat cakes lately. This sounds great!

  30. Wow so beautiful and awesome pictures u did it.Its really superb idea :) :) Its best selection :) I enjoyed baked this cake and posted it on bake along challenge 32 and everyone loves it :)

  31. i love the everyday cake but i absolutely adore the whoopie pies! such a creative idea!