Desserts

Super Easy Yogurt Plum Cake

side view of a slice of yogurt cake on a white plate

The Yogurt Plum Cake is a moist and delicious recipe featuring some juicy plums. Made with only 6 ingredients, this is a great go-to dessert for the whole family. It is also very versatile which is totally a selling point for me, do you agree? Preparation only involves a bowl, can you believe it? The yogurt pot is your measure.

Once you make this super easy yogurt cake once, you will make it again again, swapping plums for other fruits as the season dies down in August. The yogurt in the cake guarantees moisture and fluffiness. If you loved my flourless almond cake, you will love this one too as the texture is close.

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How To Prepare A Yogurt Plum Cake

The steps to making this cake are really simple and it is actually a great recipe for kids to prepare on this own too. There is no measure, weighing involved and also, no special equipment. The yogurt pot will be your best friend throughout the recipe.

Now, go and grab a bowl.

Gather your ingredients, You most likely have them all in your kitchen!

Eggs
Yogurts: you can use either regular or Greek yogurt. I used the vanilla flavoured ones but any other flavour would work. If you would like less sugar in your cake, use plain yogurt and add vanilla extract.
Sugar: white or brown sugar works.
All purpose flour
Butter: can be substituted with olive oil
Baking powder

top view of uncooked yogurt plum cake with fresh plums on the side

First, crack the eggs and whisk them. To them, add the yogurt and stir well until combined. You are already halfway as you have gathered all your wet ingredients.

Next, add in 2 yogurt cups of sugar and 4 of flour. Mix some more! Now, scoop some butter and put it in 15 seconds in the microwave, you should have about a yogurt cup of melted butter. Add it to the batter with some baking powder.

Now, in a buttered cake pan, let’s finish the plum yogurt cake: pour the batter and add slices of plum.

Lastly, bake it and you need to try to resist until it cools down!

Spoiler alert: it will smell amazing within minutes in the house!

FAQ For This Yogurt Cake With Plums

What does yogurt do in a cake?

The yogurt and its acidity mixed with the baking soda guarantees a moist and spongy cake! Light and delicious, the base of this cake is perfect to be paired with fruits whether baked in the cake or fresh ones added on top.

What does yogurt cake taste like?

Think sponge cake but with a little tangy note, even more so if you use a Greek yogurt I find.

Can I make this recipe dairy-free?

Yes, you can use dairy-free yogurts. I have not tried it myself but the consistency is the same.

Can I use flavoured yogurt for baking?

Of course, whatever rocks your boat! However, make sure it is a flavour that goes with the plums or swap fruits. This recipe is developed with a vanilla flavour so the balance of sugar is just perfect.

How long can you store the yogurt plum cake?

You can keep it in an air-tight container for 2 to 3 days maximum if it survives that long!

More Delicious Moist Recipes

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side view of a slice of yogurt cake on a white plate
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5 from 10 votes

Super Easy Yogurt Plum Cake

The Yogurt Plum Cake is a moist and delicious recipe featuring some juicy plums. Made with only 6 ingredients, this is a great go-to dessert for the whole family. It is also very versatile which is totally a selling point for me, do you agree? Preparation only involves a bowl, can you believe it? The yogurt pot is your measure.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: european, French
Keyword: apple tart, pie, apple, dessert, classic, low sugar, fall, easy, plum, quick, yogurt
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Mélanie

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • 8-inch pan, greased.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 vanilla yogurt (100g each)
  • 2 yogurt cups sugar
  • 4 yogurt cups flour
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 plums

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven at 425F.
  • In a large bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them.
  • Then, add the yogurts and stir well until combined.
  • Add in 2 yogurt cups of sugar. Mix some more.
  • Then, add the 4 measures of flour. Incorporate well!
  • Now, melt the scooped butter and add it to the batter with the baking powder.
  • In a buttered oven dish, pour the batter evenly.
  • Wash the plum and cut them into quarters, place them on the batter.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean from the center of the cake.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy!

Notes

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Gloria
    July 19, 2021 at 9:36 am

    5 stars
    Loving the look of this rustic cake. What a great addition to the brunch menu. I would for sure eat cake for breakfast.

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      July 20, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      Cake for breakfast is the best!

  • Reply
    Lauren Michael Harris
    July 19, 2021 at 9:39 am

    5 stars
    Plums are one of my favorite fruits. This cake looks simple and delicious – perfect for summer!

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      July 20, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      Yes, simple and almost no dishes! Winning combo :)

  • Reply
    Liz
    July 19, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    5 stars
    I love substituting yogurt for other ingredients when baking.

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      July 20, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      Me too! Makes the cake so moist!

  • Reply
    Chef Dennis
    July 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    5 stars
    This Yogurt Plum Cake is absolutely gorgeously delicious! I can imagine the sweet smile of my wife while eating this tasty cake.

  • Reply
    Allyssa
    July 20, 2021 at 8:19 am

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe! Super easy to make and really tasty! Will surely have this again!

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      July 20, 2021 at 4:22 pm

      So glad you like it Allyssa!

  • Reply
    Sharon
    July 20, 2021 at 10:09 am

    5 stars
    This is a deliciously sweet cake that is so simple to make. The yogurt makes the cake so moist.

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      July 20, 2021 at 4:22 pm

      Yes, the yogurt is such a great ingredient to bake with!

  • Reply
    Anaiah
    July 20, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    5 stars
    This cake was so delicious and so moist! I loved all the flavors in this yogurt plum cake and loved how simple to make it was. Definitely trying this recipe again with more of my favorite fruits!

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      July 21, 2021 at 2:11 pm

      Thank you so much Anaiah!

  • Reply
    Marisa Franca
    July 25, 2021 at 10:11 am

    5 stars
    We love fruit desserts and this rustic cake was beyond simple and good. I didn’t even need to get my measuring cups dirty. When I was done with the yogurt cup I just threw it away. I did scoop a bit of homemade vanilla ice cream on the warm cake. It was so good. I’ll definitely be making it again.

  • Reply
    Ramona
    July 25, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    5 stars
    I love making plum cake so so much, and this recipe is definitely one that I have to try out! A scoop of ice cream would definitely be added to this dessert on the side once I make it. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I cant wait to try this out!

  • Reply
    Heidy
    July 26, 2021 at 6:53 am

    5 stars
    This Yogurt Plum Cake is a moist and delicious recipe that I will be making AGAIN AND AGAIN—yes, I was screaming out of excitement!!!! I have one last piece hidden in my refrigerator wait for my coffee to brew! I’m not sharing it—lol

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      August 1, 2021 at 2:59 pm

      Yogurt Plum cake and coffee is a match made in heaven, we speak the same language Heidy!

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