April 19, 2011

Another thank you and a wonderful Greek Yogurt Cake

A couple of posts ago, I was telling you about how the curse of never winning anything was finally broken in my life. Another giveaway that I was Lucky (yes, with capital L) to win was the Chobani giveaway at More than a Mount Full. As in many other cases, I left a comment just because I love leaving comments at Chef Dennis’s blog…not for the hope of winning a giveaway. Even less after winning three in such a short time span. Come on…I broke the curse with three victories, I could not expect to win another one…and one so so so delicious. But I did. And I would like to thank Chef Dennis for hosting that giveaway and Chobani for being so prompt in sending me a box filled with the most delicious Greek yogurt I’ve ever had.

I had many plans and many delicious dreams about how to use this yogurt but the truth is that it is so good that I finished most of it just by big spoons and in a very short time! I was left only with the plain yogurt. I am not a big fan of plain yogurt (except, of course, for baking) and that is the only reason why it has survived that long. I knew I had to bake something with it. And while looking at my bookmarked recipes I stumbled upon this wonderful cake from Citron & Vanille. I know that my picture does not give justice to this cake but I was able to take only a few before it was gone. Go ahead and check out her wonderful pictures. She serves it with a Strawberry sauce.

        Greek Yogurt Cake

                  500 g (1 lb) plain Greek yogurt
                  130 g (4.6 oz) sugar
                  50 g (1.7 oz) flour
                  4 egg whites
                  zest of 1 lemon

    Honey to drizzle the top


Preheat the oven to 360F degrees and grease a deep cake pan with butter.

In a medium bowl, mix the yogurt, the sugar, the flour and the lemon zest.

In another bowl, whisk the egg whites to a stiff consistency and add to the mixture.

Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake for about an hour. If the center of the cake looks a little pale while the borders are golden, decrease the oven temperature. When cooked remove from the oven and turn upside down. Then turn and drizzle some honey on top before serving it.

Have a sweet day!


  1. How lovely! I just love the simplicity of the ingredients - this is a perfect dessert for spring :)

  2. You are just on a winning streak, now aren't you?! That's great! This cake looks and sounds delish!

  3. Gorgeous. This looks absolutely fantastic. I remember you winning these things. I could hear the Italian squeal of delight from across the country and it made me very happy.

  4. I love how simple this cake is - sounds delicious!

  5. I'm a new Greek yogurt lover, and I imagine this cake would win me over as well :)

  6. Each day for breakfast I have a Chobani greek yogurt - one of the best brands out there. Your cake looks amazing and with the drizzle of honey, it is over the top delish!

  7. Sara, I can't even count how many recipes I've bookmarked from here--this is another one. Your picture looks great, Missy! I can see how light and moist the cake is--I don't blame you that this went fast. Love it!

  8. Actually, I think your cake looks great!

  9. Congrats on the winning streak, I'm so jealous! :) Great use of the yogurt, this cake looks amazing.

  10. This is a great way to welcome spring! Love it!

  11. Thank you so much for the mention, and thank you for such a beautiful creation, I absolutely love it! Chobani is a wonderful product, I'm so glad you got to enjoy it! I love Christiane's explanation of the loud squeal of Italian delight!!

  12. Simple delicious recipes like this are my fav! It looks gorgeous.

  13. So pretty and so simple. The drizzle of honey across the top is the perfect finishing touch.

  14. How funny, that is the only flavor that survives in my fridge too. This sounds so good, wish I could fit in another one today. I'm hoping you have a wonderful Easter tomorrow!

  15. using yogurt in a cake is such an awesome idea! and with drizzled honey, it must have tasted perfect!

  16. I haven't tried the Greek yogurt yet. I must try it soon! Actually, I think Chobani is made here in NYS. I'd also love a piece of that cake you made :)

  17. Oh man! How I LOVE Chobani! I just won a case of it at Lidsey's (Dingerbread Bagels) blog! I can't wait!!!


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