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How to make a yoghurt sponge cake

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: February 18, 2021
How to make a yoghurt sponge cake
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Do not miss our recipe on how to make a yoghurt sponge cake. This is a traditional cake recipe that almost everyone knows, but the end result is a sponge that's pleasing to the palate. This cake is a wildcard that serves both breakfast, snack or dessert and can be served in many different ways. This is a very nice dessert to eat and very easy to cook. Therefore, it is perfect for not disappointing anyone. Pay attention this fabulous sponge cake recipe.

Between 45 & 60 minutes low difficulty


You'll need:

  • Greaseproof paper
  • Cake tin
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Steps to follow:


First, preheat the oven between 350 and 375ºF (170-180ºC). Then, beat the eggs and sugar slowly until they come together in a yellow mass. The dough should get a rather pale colour and should not have lumps.


Then continue slowly adding the rest of the ingredients in to the bowland mixing them in thoroughly, keeping the flour and the baking powder aside, to be mixed in a seperate bowl and added to the mixture last.


While mixing all the ingredients into a consistent and smooth dough we must prepare the cake tin that we will use. Grease the tin with butter using a pastry brush so that the baking paper doesn't stick to the tin and in turn the cake doesn't stick once we put it in the oven. In this way we avoid destroying the cake and it will come out even more perfect.


After this, mix together the flour and yeast in a separate bowl and then add this mixture to the rest of the ingredients a little at a time, constantly stirring so that any lumps which appear disappear as well as incorporating air in to the mixture, making our case light and spongey.

    How to make a yoghurt sponge cake - Step 4
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    Place the mold in the oven, and let cook 35-40 minutes, until golden brown on top, and a toothpick comes out clean.


    Once the cake is ready, turn off the oven and open the door. No need to open it at all the way, just a few centimetres to let the cold air in slowly and so that the cake does not deflate due to the excessive temperature change. It is advisable to leave it in the oven in these circumstances for about ten minutes before removing from the oven and letting it cool. And so, we have our yoghurt sponge cake.

    Sponge cakes are easy to make and very versatile. With only a few minor changes, you can transform a sponge cake and give it a whole new taste. For some interesting twists on this yoghurt sponge cake, find out how to make a lemon sponge cake, a simple fluffy sponge cake or how to make a sponge cake without sugar.

    How to make a yoghurt sponge cake - Step 6
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    • It is recommended that you use the lemon yogurt containers as a measure for the other ingredients. Once emptied, wash with water and can use for the rest of the ingredients.
    • Do not let the cake rest too much among which you have finished it or when you are about to put it in the oven to avoid the cells we have previously discussed being destroyed.
    • Do not open the oven while it is baking because that will cause the mixture to rise which we cannot undo. Once it looks done and it has spent the majority of the time in the oven, you can open the oven and prick the cake with toothpick to see if it is well done inside or whether it needs a little more time.
    • Let it stand and cool before serving or decorating.
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    the cakes sounds delicious however the measurements needs to be more specific yogurt cups, 1/2 measure or 2 parts is confusing. What is 6 measures of flour. Please be more specific. Thanks
    OneHowTo Editor
    Hi Pearline,

    The yogurt pots are 6 OZ and we should have stated that in the ingredients. We have amended it now so it is clearer, thank you for pointing it out!
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