This Gluten-Free Vegan Yogurt Cake is super moist, a little tangy and has a rich flavour. It's easy to make, requires just one bowl and is refined sugar free too. It makes a great simple dessert, but can also be enjoyed for breakfast or brunch!
What type of yogurt should you use for baking yogurt cake?
- I'd recommend using an unsweetened plain yogurt that doesn't contain any additional flavourings.
- For this recipe, you can use any type of plant-based yogurt: almond, soy, cashew or coconut yogurt all work well.
How to make this recipe
Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full recipe.
- Mix together all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Tip: Make sure to use a measuring jug to measure out the exact amount of plant-based yogurt!
Tip: To prevent the sides of the cake from getting burnt, make sure that the baking paper is covering both the bottom and the sides of the tin.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
- Leave to cool before slicing.
Substitutions you can make to this recipe
- You can use any type of oil: coconut oil, olive oil or vegetable oil.
- You can use any type of liquid sweetener: maple syrup, agave syrup, brown rice syrup etc.
- You can use any type of plant-based yogurt: almond, soy, cashew or coconut yogurt all work well.
- You can use plain flour, wholemeal (whole wheat) flour or spelt flour instead of the gluten-free flour if you're not gluten-free.
- You can replace the ground almonds with ground walnuts.
- For a nut-free version: replace the ground almonds with ground sunflower seeds or use 30g (¼ cup) coconut flour instead of 150g (1 ¼ cup) ground almonds and use a nut-free plant-based yogurt.
Flavour substitutions you can make
- You can add some lemon zest or orange zest.
- You can add some fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries or cherries.
- You can add chopped dried fruit, such as dried figs.
- You can add chocolate chips.
How long does this keep for?
This cake keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days.
MORE GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN CAKES
- Red Velvet Cake
- Tropical Carrot Cake
- Lemon Blueberry Cake
- Orange Cake
- Strawberry Cake
- Vanilla Cake
- Coconut Cake
- Almond Cake
- Olive Oil Cake
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Gluten-Free Vegan Yogurt Cake
- 60 g (¼ cup) coconut oil (or sub olive or vegetable oil)
- 230 ml (1 cup) unsweetened plain plant-based yogurt * (I used coconut yogurt, but you can use any plant-based yogurt)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice **
- 8 tablespoons maple syrup (or sub any other sweetener)
- 150 g (1 ¼ cup) ground almonds (almond meal) ***
- 150 g (1 ¼ cup) gluten-free flour blend (or sub plain flour if not gluten-free)
- 2 heaped teaspoons baking powder (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Place the coconut oil in a large bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave (skip this step if using any other oil).
- Once melted, add the yogurt to the same bowl along with the lemon juice, maple syrup and ground almonds.
- Sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
- Mix well, adding a tiny splash of plant-based milk if it’s looking too dry.
- Transfer mixture into a greased baking tin lined with baking paper (I used a 7inch/18cm springform baking tin) - make sure that the baking paper is covering the bottom and the sides of the tin, to prevent the sides of the cake from getting burnt.
- Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes until risen and golden brown and an inserted skewer comes out clean.
- Leave to cool before slicing.
- Keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days.
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