Yogurt cake with jam


The fluffy yogurt cake with jam is a tasty and genuine dessert. The yogurt helps to make it extremely soft, while the jam turns it into a truly tasty cake. It can be prepared for a delicious breakfast or to have a snack, but no one forbids you to enjoy a slice even at the end of a meal!

The yogurt cake with jam can be easily prepared, and it is often combined with the 7 jars cake: the yogurt cake prepared without a scale, just using the yogurt jar itself as the unit of measurement for the ingredients, the typical 125 g. jar. How is it prepared? Let’s see it together.


To prepare your yogurt cake with jam you’ll need:

  • 300 g of all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 125 g of butter
  • 200 g of sugar
  • 125 g of plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • The grated zest of half a lemon
  • Jam

Concerning the choice of the jam, leave room for imagination: any kind will be fine. You can choose a citrus marmalade or an apricot jam, or a cherry or strawberry jam. Let your taste dictate the rules!



  • Let’s start by preheating the static oven to 180°.
  • Then, in a bowl, work the softened butter and sugar with electric whips.
  • Once blended, add the eggs one at a time and keep working the dough until it becomes creamy.
  • Now add the yogurt and, little by little, the sifted flour and baking powder.
  • It’s time to perfume your dough: grate the zest of half a lemon, taking care not to include the white part of the skin.
  • Your dough is now ready to be placed in a greased and floured mold of about 22 cm in diameter.
  • Before baking – with the help of a spoon – pour small quantities of your favorite jam onto the surface of the mixture.
  • Bake at 180° in a static oven for about 35-40 minutes. Before removing the cake from the oven, we suggest you to do the toothpick test: what does it consist of? Just insert the toothpick into the cake to check if it is dry, an indicative sign of successful cooking!

Tips and tricks for a perfect yogurt cake with jam

Which is the secret to make a tall and fluffy yogurt cake with jam? The answer is: to pay attention to the yogurt and eggs chosen for the preparation. In order to prevent the cake from deflating once it is taken out of the oven, we suggest you to use yogurt and eggs at room temperature. Seeing is believing!

Eventually, to make your cake unique and personal, you can play on the shape and the filling method. As we have already seen, the jam can be added on top of the dough with a spoon, but nothing prevents you from cutting the cake in half and spread the jam in the center, or stuff it with fruit compote cascading directly onto the surface of the cake.


Yogurt cake with jam in a vegan version

If you want to prepare a vegan version of the yogurt and jam cake, just eliminate butter and eggs, use soy yogurt and replace milk with a vegetable drink or seed oil, which will also help the cake to be even softer.


The yogurt cake with jam can be stored in an airtight container or on a cakestand (in this case, remember to always cover it with a lid). At room temperature, the cake retains its characteristics for up to 3 days.