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Horizontal image of slices of a homemade baked yellow cake on parchment paper.

French Yogurt Cake (Gâteau au Yaourt)

  • Author: Nikki Cervone
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 loaf (8 servings) 1x


French yogurt cake, gâteau au yaourt, is a simple recipe to bake at home. Enjoy this light and sweet treat for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, positioning a rack in the center of the oven. Lightly grease a standard 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line with a sheet of parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides of the pan, and lightly grease the paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until evenly incorporated.
  3. In a large bowl, briefly beat the eggs with a whisk. Add the sugar, yogurt, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract and whisk until a smooth, light yellow liquid forms.
  4. Slowly and gradually whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Continue whisking just until a runny batter forms, with a few small lumps remaining. Do not overmix.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, using a spatula to scrape all of the batter from the bowl into the pan. Gently tap the pan on the countertop to release any air bubbles.
  6. Immediately transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out mostly clean with a few crumbs sticking to it.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven. Allow the cake to cool slightly in the pan for 10 minutes before removing and cooling completely on a cooling rack.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: French, yogurt, cake