In France, this traditional recipe is used to introduce children to the world of cooking. This is a very simple recipe because it involves simple ingredients and you can measure everything out using the yogurt pot. It's also a good way to teach children to count, and can be easily adapted so you can add your own creative twist.
1 sachet of vanilla sugar (7.5g)
½ sachet of baking powder (or 1 tsp baking powder)
½ pot of vegetable oil
1½ pots of sugar
3 pots of self-raising flour
A pinch of salt
If you can't find vanilla sugar you could add a little vanilla extract, or try making it using a pot of our vanilla yogurt instead.
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Grease a round cake tin or a loaf tin. The loaf tin is the best shape to use as the cake is light and this will help keep it nice and moist - also it is the perfect shape to spread on some jam or chocolate spread!
Scoop the yogurt into a mixing bowl then, while mixing well, add the rest of the ingredients in the following order: sugar, eggs one by one, baking powder, flour, salt, oil.
Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
You can create a wide range of cakes by adding different flavours:
Lemon Cake: replace the natural yogurt with lemon yogurt and add some lemon zest.
Chocolate Cake: add 200g melted dark chocolate.
Apple Cake: add one tablespoon of calvados and two sliced apples to the mix.