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Yoghurt Cake - Making Cakes with your Children

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Yoghurt cake is the perfect cake for a parent to bake with their child. It's simple and quick to make, with the added advantage of not explaining to your kid about the complex issues surrounding various methods of measuring weight. This is because the base unit of measurement is the yoghurt pot. Thus, all references to 'pot' in the recipe refer to the pot of yoghurt.


  • One 125g pot of yoghurt, either plain or flavoured
  • Two eggs
  • One pot of sugar
  • Three pots of flour1
  • 3/4 pot of vegetable oil
  • Three level teaspoons of baking powder or one level teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and two level teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • A few drops of vanilla essence (optional2)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit, and then grease a tin or some fairy cake tins for the mixture.

  2. Pour the yoghurt into a large bowl and then wash out the yoghurt pot. Measure out a pot of sugar.

  3. Fill 3/4 the pot with oil and add this to the bowl.

  4. Add the pot of sugar, flour, eggs and the baking powder. Mix it all up.

  5. Now pour the mix into the container(s) of your choice and bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until a light golden brown3.

  6. Eat...

The cake should taste a bit buttery, light, fluffy and really yummy!

1Rice flour can also be used.2This is because the cake often tastes of a slight hint of the fruit from the yoghurt.3A good way of testing to see if the cake is cooked is to push a knife into the centre and see if any mixture sticks to it when you pull it out. If none sticks then it should be ready.

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