Weekend with Yogurt Cakes

This weekend I wanted to share a recipe… to be more precise a lemon yogurt cake recipe.  This is a simple recipe and is often a “Side Effect” of making raclette cheese (raclette recipe). A very good side effect not like the ones you often have from medicine.

hmm… writing that makes we want to search for “weird side effects”.

Being a person prone to impulses.  Here is a small list of weird side effects found while searching for “weird side effects”:

  1. Blue Urine – antidepressant Elavil (amitriptyline) or the common pain reliever Indocin (indomethacin)
  2. Black Urine (how awesome) – antibiotic Flagyl (metronidazole)
  3. Purple Urine – phenolphthalein (laxative…)
  4. Tinting your vision blue or green – Viagra
  5. Priapism (I am not going to explain this one look it up) – antidepressant Desyrel (trazodone). 
  6. AmnesiaMirapax (for restless leg syndrome… which is weird) and Lipitor
  7. Anosmia (loosing sense of smell) – Vasotec (blood pressure medicine)\

That is probably enough… very interesting stuff but nothing to do with my lemon yogurt cake recipe.  (I have not had any of these side effects… but I don’t think I would mind the different urine color side effects.)


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milk for the raclette and my yogurt maker


Again… (I need to repeat myself because I went so far off topic)  when I make raclette I have to make yogurt and I often (almost always) make yogurt cake from the left over yogurt.


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Here is the raclette cheese just out of the press… 

You don’t need to make the yogurt or the cheese to enjoy this recipe and I promise while the recipe is very simple… you will end up with a very delicious cake.




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Step 1:  Mix together the eggs, yogurt (plain), and butter.  My butter was cold… so it was lumpy in the batter (which means lots of stirring)

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Step 2: Grate the lemon zest and then add the freshly squeezed lemon juice.   If you are like me you will probably end up putting lemon seeds in by accident.  This should probably be avoided.

Step 3: Mix in the rest of the ingredients (sugar, flour, and baking soda).   If you have kids let them measure with the yogurt pot.. it is kind of fun… and messy

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Step 4:   Put batter in a greased pan, mold… or maybe even cup cakes.  This cake doesn’t take to “fancy” molds very well… seems to crumb a little… Or I just don’t know what I am doing.  I would also recommend small molds the batter seems to cook better.

Step 5:   Bake at 350º f for at least 30 minutes.   (Until it is baked all the way… poke it with a tooth pick and it should come up dry.   The time really depends on the size of the pan it is cooked in).

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VOILA… the delicious end result.(trust me)  You can also see ones I made in a smaller mold below…  (I posted this picture over a year ago in my raclette making post… back then I thought I should share this recipe and it has only taken me a year to do that!)




12 thoughts on “Weekend with Yogurt Cakes

  1. Ah, I miss cheese…
    You want side effects? I was once prescribed a medicine for headaches; the possible side effects were: headaches (very useful for something meaning to stop them happening), total or partial paralysis of your limbs, coma, and death. Cheery, huh? Guess whether I took them or not 🙂

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  2. This looks like something even I can make! And we once stared at the oven for a 1/2 hour wondering why the cookies weren’t baking….. turns out the glow bar in the oven was out. Yes. It happened. I have learned by now there is a difference between baking soda and baking powder. How much is a “pot” of yougart?

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  3. Although I’m delighted to see you, I wonder how you got past me–I looked for you, but you must be as stealthy as you are charming…anyway, these cakes look so delectable. They have me imagining I’m on a writing retreat…sitting on a high, wrought-iron balcony…wearing a flowing ankle-length dress, strappy gladiator sandals, and delicately sipping herbal tea before I…cram half the cake into my mouth. haha…don’t judge me: they look irresistible.
    As always, your charm and segues are entertaining and uplifting…thanks for the smile (a perpetual side effect of being your friend 🙂 )

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  4. Sounds delicious and I was going to ask the size of the yogurt pot but saw in another comment it’s about 3/4 cup. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

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