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. 😉
French Yogurt Cake ~ Gâteau au Yaourt
- 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
- FOR GLAZE:
- 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!
You can use any jam of your choice to make the glaze.