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 Comments on Yogurt Cake (Dolce di yogurt)

  1. VeggieGirl
    1 March, 2009 at 12:26 pm (8 years ago)


    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. coco
    1 March, 2009 at 12:58 pm (8 years ago)

    this is really a easy one! but I bet it taste great! 😀

  3. Pearl
    1 March, 2009 at 1:42 pm (8 years ago)

    omgosh – now i really want to bake!

  4. Kimberly
    1 March, 2009 at 1:43 pm (8 years ago)

    I also baked an oatbran muffin today, but I used banana and apple sauce. 🙂 Ur yogurt cake looks lovely.

  5. Betsy
    1 March, 2009 at 1:44 pm (8 years ago)

    Wow – only 5 ingredients! It looks so great, I’m definitely going to try it.

  6. Diana
    1 March, 2009 at 1:51 pm (8 years ago)

    Ooh, that looks yummy! I bet it was nice to enjoy in the Italian bed and breakfast! 🙂

  7. Shelby
    1 March, 2009 at 2:09 pm (8 years ago)

    I would LOVE to try this! Only 5 ingredients?! Fabulous.

  8. gliding calm
    1 March, 2009 at 2:24 pm (8 years ago)

    oh wow! that looks delicious! and healthy! awesome!! i bet the yogurt keeps it really moist!

  9. Sharon
    1 March, 2009 at 2:45 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh wow, delicious!!!

  10. eatingbender
    1 March, 2009 at 3:59 pm (8 years ago)

    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 😉

  11. gary
    1 March, 2009 at 4:03 pm (8 years ago)

    Maggie. Finally got around to making the lentil-carrot-celery dish. I was quite excessive with the spices and love ginger and just dumped a lot fo fresh ginger in and OH MY it was tasty. Thanks!
    We served it with chick pea pancakes, which is a very simple and tasty dish that can be used instead of rice with Indian or Asian dishes, plus it is so easy.
    Please check it out!


  12. HangryPants
    1 March, 2009 at 4:20 pm (8 years ago)

    Thank you for the recipe! I’ve never made anything in another language.

  13. NAOmni
    1 March, 2009 at 4:43 pm (8 years ago)

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


  14. Julie
    1 March, 2009 at 5:04 pm (8 years ago)

    I loveddd the yoga haha I did it again tonight! Thanks so much for the rec! 🙂

  15. Clean Veggie
    1 March, 2009 at 6:22 pm (8 years ago)

    holy moly this sounds spectacular!

  16. K
    2 March, 2009 at 7:54 am (8 years ago)

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

    What size dish did you use?

  17. rhodeygirl
    2 March, 2009 at 10:11 am (8 years ago)

    yes! but then again I speak Italian, so that is pretty standard for me!

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