Yogurt Cake (download printable PDF)

Yogurt Cake

This recipe for yogurt cake is from Iraq.

Ingredients                                                                                         Utensils

2 cups flour                                                                                          measuring cup

1 cup white granulated sugar                                                            measuring spoons

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter                                                                       cookpot or microwave-safe bowl

4 eggs                                                                                                    flour sifter

1/2 cup whipping cream                                                                      2 mixing bowls

1 1/2 cups yogurt                                                                                 wooden spoon

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder                                                                     lemon reamer

1/2 cup honey                                                                                      cookpot

3 Tbs. lemon juice                                                                                spoon

1/2 tsp. salt                                                                                         8 x 11 x 2-inch cake pan

1/2 cup water                                                                                      toothpick


serving dish

Grease the cake pan and juice the lemon.  Melt the butter in a cookpot on the stove over medium heat or in a microwave-safe bowl in a microwave oven.  In a large mixing bowl place the yogurt, melted butter, whipping cream, eggs, and sugar.  Mix thoroughly.  Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into another bowl.  Add the flour to the yogurt mixture and stir well.  Pour the batter into the cake pan and let it stand for 1 hour.  The dish can be prepared up to this point in advance.

Preheat the oven to 300°F.  Place the cake in the oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  While the cake is baking, place the honey and water in a cookpot and bring to a boil on the stove over medium heat.  Stir the mixture a few times while it is coming to boil, then add the lemon juice.  Boil for 5 minutes and remove the pan from the heat.  When the cake is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool.  Place the cake on the serving dish and evenly spoon the honey mixture over it.  Serve warm.