Low Salicylate Yoghurt Cake

by | May 15, 2022

Scrolling through flawless photos of decadent French desserts, it takes every ounce of my being not to book a flight to the land of haute cuisine, placing me in but mere tasting distance of all the eclairs, crème brûlées, crepes, tarte Tatin, madeleines and macarons, this girl could ever want. Though, it’s not just fancy French desserts I’m drawn to. I’m also intrigued by the kinds of sweets people from different cultures consume day-to-day. Gâteau au yaourt, or yogurt cake as it’s translated in English, is a staple among French households, so much so, that it’s one of the first cakes French children learn how to bake. A cake that knows no bounds, it’s consumed at birthday parties, as an after-school snack, sweet breakfast or as a post-dinner treat. Fluffy, versatile, and oh so tasty, it comes as no surprise that many a French know how to make yoghurt cake by heart.

Enjoy xx


Low Salicylate Yoghurt Cake

Adapted from C&Z



  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Springform cake tin
  • Storage container



1 cup greek yoghurt

2 eggs

3/4 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup sunflower oil

1 Tbsp whiskey

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

Pinch of salt



1.) Preheat fan-forced oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a 25 cm cake tin with baking paper.

2.) In a large bowl, combine yoghurt, eggs, maple syrup, oil and whisky.

3.) In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

4.) Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined (don’t over-mix).

5.) Pour cake batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden and a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

6.) When ready, remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

7.) Let sit for half an hour before serving alongside a dollop of cream or yoghurt and perhaps some poached pear.

Cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


DISCLAIMER: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 


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