French Yogurt Cake ~ Gâteau au Yaourt

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If I tell you this is the easiest cake I have baked, would you agree? I guess you have to try it to agree to me on this! 🙂


The French Yogurt Cake is the first basic cake that is taught in a French household. It is said that this cake is made by using a 125 ml can of yogurt and everything is measured in it, ie. 1 measure of yogurt, 3 measures of flour, 2 measures of sugar and 1 measure of oil, thereby making it easy to remember the proportions. Even though I got the idea of this cake from David Lebovitz’s book “The Sweet Life in Paris“, I referred to a lot of posts on Google, especially on this one and totally loved how homely this bake is.


Especially when you have guests coming in unannounced or if you want a no-nonsense simple tea cake, then I am kind of sure that this is it! 🙂 By the way, I highly recommend this book if you love French delicacies. I have already folded almost the whole book to try and I have no clue when I am going to try them all. The recipes are so simple and easy to follow, and the book has some interesting anecdotes and happenings before each recipe. Hopefully I will do a detailed review sometime later – please don’t ask me when. 😉


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French Yogurt Cake ~ Gâteau au Yaourt

Course Cakes
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 3 small eggs 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil any odorless oil
  • 3 tbsp pineapple jam
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a small loaf pan and set aside
  • Whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the wet ingredients in a bowl till well mixed.
  • Add onto the dry ingredients and fold till combined.
  • Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 30 to 45 minutest till skewer comes out clean.
  • Flip onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
  • Mix the jam and water in a bowl and microwave till melted and combined. Brush on top of the loaf. Serve and enjoy!


The glaze is optional.
You can use any jam of your choice to make the glaze.

Join the Conversation

  1. As soon as I began to read the post i guessed it was an eggless cake. How did i forget that this is a french recipe and french recipes r incomplete with out eggs. Delicious cake worth trying.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nusrath…

  2. The cake looks absolutely delicious. Bookmarking it!!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sona…

  3. Rafeeda, the cake looks just too tempting… Even looking at all these yummy food makes me fat! It’s a must try recipe. Saved it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Mayuri…

  4. wow some interesting facts about french yogurt cake 🙂 Loved reading, and such an soft spongy cake there rafee 🙂

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Manjula…

  5. really tempting cake. Perfect tea time snack

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  6. It looks wonderfully delicious. I love that pineapple glaze.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Angie…

  7. I love almost every French desserts…. This cake looks so soft, moist and really tempting….!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Remya…

  8. This cake looks heavenly! I love the addition of the glaze!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kanak…

  9. Egg, oil, and yogurt! This must be one helluva cake!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Oh yes, it was! Thanks a lot Fami dear…

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