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Greek Yogurt Cake Recipe

cc2Who says cake has to be bad for you? OK, so this cake isn’t exactly good for you either, but the substitution of Greek yogurt for butter makes it a bit less sinful. This Greek yogurt cake would typical have a stick of butter in it if it were a typical cake recipe. Keep in mind that a stick of butter has approximately 800 calories. The 1/2 cup of substituted nonfat Greek yogurt has only 60 calories! Even if you went with whole milk Greek yogurt you would only be adding 95 calories. It goes without saying, but there is an enormous calorie advantage to using Greek yogurt in lieu of butter.

The taste is surprisingly very good. Admittedly, the Greek yogurt cake is slightly drier than a traditional cake, but nowhere near being unpalatable. Our two-year old is a picky eater, even with sweets, and she loved it. We actually recently made her a few cupcakes from the batter instead of the cake, as seen in the picture above. We hope you give this recipe a try.
Greek Yogurt Cake Recipe
Recipe type: Greek Yogurt Cake
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Makes 1 - 9x9 pan or 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs - large
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x9 inch pan or line a 12 count muffin pan.
  2. Beat Greek yogurt, sugar and vanilla extract on high speed for about 4 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the flour, salt and baking powder until smooth. Pour the batter into the pan.
  3. Bake for 27-30 minutes when using the 9x9 pan or 17-20 minutes for cupcakes. Test for doneness with a toothpick.
Note: If you are looking for a chocolate Greek yogurt frosting for the above recipe, please click here.
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