Friday, January 20, 2012

The gateau au Yaourt (Yogurt Cake)

Le Gateau au Yaourt .... hmmmm, le Gateau prefere des enfants !!!
The Yogurt Cake .... hmmmm, the kids favorite Cake !!!

This famous Cake is a smart combination of plain Yogurt, Eggs, all purpose Flour, Sugar and Vegetabe Oil ... That is a simple basic French Dessert to bake with your kids because you will use the empty cup of Yogurt to measure all your ingredients.

The leftovers are just perfect for breakfast !!!

All you will need is a large bowl. The food processor is even not necessary.
Quick and easy idea, huh ?

Use plain Yogurt for the original taste, or use Lemon or Vanilla or Banana Yogurt for a more fancy cake !

Today I decided to cheat a little bit the recipe as I wanted to lighten & add zest my cake.
So I used a Lemon Low Fat Greek Yogurt, Vegetaline instead of Oil and Wheat Flour instead of all-purpose.

The result was great ... yes, I'm still trying to keep my healthy resolutions for 2012 ;-)

For your first try, I do recommend you to start with the original recipe, as the result is really fabulous, with a tang, moist and fluffy texture. It is just a perfect cake to serve with red berries, Chantilly (whipped Vanilla Cream), Ice cream ...

My "healthy & low-fat" Yogurt Cake was  light & tasty, but the texture was more thick/dense compared to the original recipe. So keep this one for your "healthy resolutions" only ;-)

Let's give it a try today !!

A bientot et bon Appetit !
Emilie your French Chef

La Recette de Gateau au Yaourt (Yogurt's Cake)

Ingredients for a 9 or 10"" round or cake form mold (6 pers):

- 2 large Eggs
- 1 Tub of whole milk plain Yogurt (4oz - 125ml) = that is your Tub to measure all the others ingredients !
- 2 Tub of granulated Sugar
- 3/4 Tub of vegetable Oil
- 3 Tubs of all-purpose Flour
- 1 tbspoons of baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking Soda
- a good pinch of Salt
- 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon light Rum if you want only.

Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F).

Spread butter and flour in the bottom of a round cake pan (or use a rectangular cake, no matter).
If you don't have a non stick pan, add greased parchment paper in the bottom of your mold and grease the sides of your mold.

In a large mixing-bowl (using or not  your food processor), gently combine the yogurt, eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil, and rum (optional).

Add the baking powder, baking soda & salt.

Add the flour mixture into the yogurt mixture, and blend together with a whisk. Do not overwork the dough !!

Pour the mixture into the prepared round pan, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Use a toothpick to make sure the cake is perfectly cook (it should go out perfectly cleaned)

Let stand for 15mn, transfer onto a rack to cool, and serve !
Eat warm or cold, with fruits, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream ... or just eat like that !!!

TIP : Be creative with the shape and play with your other molds, like Madeleine molds, those are so cute !!

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