Yogurt Cake (Dolce di yogurt)

This recipe is loosely based off of a cake that our hosts in Italy baked for us last year (we stayed at a bed and breakfast – it was lovely).  I decided to use oat bran instead of flour.  I’ll post my version as well as the translation of the true Italian one.  I asked our host for it because I liked it so much.

Maggie’s Maple Yogurt Cake




  • 2.75 cups oat bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 4 egg whites




  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients.  Add the wet ingredients
  3. Spray a pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour in the batter.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, let cool.  Slice in small squares and enjoy.


Dolce di yogurt (Italian version) = Yogurt Dessert



  • 2 cups plain yogurt (500g di yogurt bianco)
  • 3 eggs (uova)
  • 5 tablespoons sugar (cucchiai di zucchero)
  • 7/8 cup cooking oil (bicchiere pieno di olio di semi)
  • 2.5 cups flour (300g di farina)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (bustina di lievito)
  • lemon zest/lemon extract (aroma di limone, oppure buccia grattug giata di limone)



Mix the eggs with the sugar, add the other ingredients, and then mix them all together.  Pour into a buttered dish and cook in the oven for 40 minutes at 356F.  (Sbattere le uova con lo zucchero, aggiungere gli altri ingredienti e poi mescolare tutto.  Versare in una pentola imburrata e cuocere nel forno per 40 min a 180C.)

The cake that our host prepared for us was absolutely divine – so moist and perfect.  I hope you get a chance to try one of these versions.

I’m off to the farmers’ market now, and I will post pictures (as requested) later today.  Have a lovely Sunday!  Have you ever made a recipe that was written in another language?

20 Replies to “Yogurt Cake (Dolce di yogurt)”

  1. YUM!!!

    Yep, I’ve tried a Spanish-written recipe for Paella – it was divine!! And I made it QUITE some years ago (since obviously it wasn’t vegan, haha :-D)

  2. That looks fantastic! I’ve tried making bread with yogurt before and I just love how moist it is. Fabulous recipe – I’ve never tried making something in another language before, but it sounds v. cultural 😉

  3. Looks fantastic! I have not made any in another language, but I’m betting my first one will be French.


  4. That sounds SO good – thanks for posting your translated recipe 🙂

    What size dish did you use?

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