Recipe for Yaourtopita – Greek Yogurt Cake

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slice of cakeThis Greek sour milk cake is actually made with tangy Greek yogurt, giving it that distinctive tart flavor.


  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 egg yolks, well beaten
  • 1 cup (plain) Greek yogurt
  • 6 egg whites

For the Syrup:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

How to Bake Greek Yogurt Cake:

Preheat oven 350 Degrees Fahrenheit. Sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda into a large bowl. Set aside.

Add butter and sugar to a large bowl and cream together with the mixer set on medium speed. Beat in yolks one at a time. Beat in the dry ingredients and then the yogurt. Set aside.

Beat egg whites into a medium bowl until stiff and then fold it into the mixture using a rubber spatula. Pour batter into greased cake pan.

Place pan in the center of the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for ten minutes, and then turn it over onto a wire rack to let it cool the rest of the way.

For the Syrup:

Prepare the syrup just before serving. Boil the sugar, water and lemon juice in a medium saucepan for 5-10 minutes. Pour immediately over the cake.

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