Back to Basics | Mom's Cake


After a long and exhausting week, going back to the old days of mom making my favorite cake is exactly what one needs. And since mom is about 5,000 miles away, the next best thing is making the cake myself! A great and easy recipe to sweeten anyone's day...


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Raw almonds


Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sugar for about 3 minutes. In a small bowl, combine yogurt and baking soda. Add yogurt to eggs and sugar and continue beating. Add oil. Lastly, add flour and baking powder, one cup at a time and beating continuously until well blended. Sprinkle almonds on top.

Prepare your pans by greasing them and dusting them with flour. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Just make sure you don't open the oven for the first 20 minutes or else they will deflate! Enjoy! 

Posted on February 22, 2014 and filed under Test Kitchen.