…Today’s recipe is for the Healthy Vanilla Yogurt Pudding Cake. 🙂 And I am just so excited about it because I’ve never made this cake before and it came out… GOOD! I just LOVED the way it tasted; its moist, pasty texture, it’s decadent look (along with its healthy content)! But first, a little story about… a yogurt overload that just happened in my kitchen (which this yummy cake successfully resolved!)
…I’ve already told you about a Banana Overload problem that strikes my kitchen every now and then. But… aside from the bananas and all sorts of fruit there are other good things that I sometimes buy one too many of and then… guess what? That healthy (and sometimes pricey) item isn’t getting used up as quickly as I hoped it’d be and ends up just sitting there in the fridge, reminding me about the sin of overbuying.
And this is what currently happened when I realized that the two containers of the super-healthy Greek yogurt that I bought in bulk in Costco were just too much for me to eat up before it expires.
This is how an idea to make a cake with all this healthy Greek yogurt came to my mind. And since I had quite a lot of yogurt that I had to use up I knew that making something like a quick bread or a cake that calls for only about ½ cup of yogurt won’t be an option.
But… what if I make a pudding cake? Yes! I loved that idea!
A pudding cake that’s really moist, but at the same time since it’s baked, it’s a little crumbly and has that perfect sticky texture that I just love sinking my teeth into! And the thick creamy yogurt that creates this beautiful texture is fat-free and very healthy. Which of course, never hurts when it comes to all sorts of decadent dessert ideas for someone who wants to enjoy more than a tiny slice without feeling guilty about it…
And you know what, guys? Although I’ve never made this cake before, when I finally cut a slice of it and eat it, I just loved-loved-loved everything about it! It’s soft, but not mushy, it’s baked, but it’s not dry at all. It’s sweet, but not overly so. I just so hope you’ll like it too!
Healthy, Low-Fat Vanilla Pudding Cake
- 2 cups of non-fat greek yogurt
- 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 egg whites
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- tbsp Optional: 2 . of powdered sugar - for dusting
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Prepare the pudding: beat the greek yogurt and the pudding mix until incorporated.
Whip the eggs and the egg whites just a little bit, until they are frothy.
Mix together the pudding, eggs, oil and vanilla extract. Mix everything thoroughly.
Whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir until everything is incorporated.
Pour the dough into a 9-inch springform cake pan and bake the cake for 50-60 minutes until it's firm.
If you like, dust the cake with some powdered sugar before serving it. (It makes it look super-pretty!)
If you do give it a try, please let me know what you think!
Have a great rest of the summer and don’t forget to apply your sunscreen on wherever you go!