The Quickest, Easiest Cake...EVER

I'm back from the cave, exams are over and I get to finally enjoy the sunshine! While taking a break I tried out this super duper simple recipe. So have you never baked before? Lazy to clean up after baking? Don't bake cause you will end up eating it all? If you have answered yes to one of these questions, this is the perfect cake to get you baking!

Remember those multiple choice choices back in high school with the 'all of the above" option, well this cake has is just that, it has it all! Seriously!

QUICK: It literally take 5 mins to put the cake in the oven, you're done before the oven preheats.
EASY: Clean up is a breeze, all you need is your measuring spoons/cups, a bowl and whisk. 
SIMPLE: No fancy ingredients, so no grocery run for those random items that don't sit in your pantry year round.
HEALTHY: Using low fat yogurt, and having no butter, cuts the calories :)

As a bonus, if your not a fan of frosting, just dust this cake with a bit of powdered sugar and you are set to go!

Now, time to give credit to where it is due, THANK YOU, Semonti for sharing this recipe with me. It has very quickly become my go to recipe when I am short on time. And I plan on coming back to it over the summer with all the fresh fruits at the grocery store!

Enough chit chat, here's the recipe.

Yogurt Cake
Adopted from : Martha Stewart
Softened butter, to grease the pan
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1/2 tsp zested lemon rind
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Fresh fruit of choice and powdered sugar, for decorating

Yield: 1 8 inch round cake


1. Preheat oven to 350*F and grease cake pan.
2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar into a mixing bowl.
3. Add in all remaining ingredients, and beat with a whisk until everything is well mixed.

4. Using a spatula scrap the bowl and pour into prepared pan.

5. Bake for 20-25 mins or until toothpick comes out clean.
6. Cool on a cooling rack before decorating.

1. Once the cake is cool and right before serving, dust it with sugar and decorate with sliced fruits.

See, I told you it was easy!



  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe..I will definitely try this...

  2. Looks good my cute daughter loves it cheers

    1. glad it turned out well when you tried it :D

  3. hhhmmm, I`m a bit reluctant about the yoghurt ( african genes) but I`ll try dis out sum tym



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