Mini Yogurt Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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September 21, 2017

Mini Yogurt Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting on plateThis is a simple, moist cake to make. I made these as mini cakes for an upcoming party, but you can definitely serve as full sized cake. It is delicious!


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 70 minutes

Yield: 1 cake or 2 mini cakes


  • 2 lemons
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1.5 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 3 cups cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mini Yogurt Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting ingredients


  1. Using a zester, grate the lemon peal into the sugar.
  2. zesting lemon peel
  3. Rub the zest with the sugar until combination is moist and sandy. Set the lemons aside for something else (you will need the lemon juice).
  4. lemon zest and sugar

  5. In a large bowl add the all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Add sugar/lemon zest, greek yogurt, eggs, vanilla extract and oil. Fold the ingredients. Do not over mix.
  6. mixing yogurt eggs and sugar
    mixing batter
    mixed cake dough
  7. Lightly grease your baking pan with oil and dust with all purpose flour. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 50 minutes. Time varies depending on your oven.
  8. dough in greased and floured baking pan
    baked cake
  9. Use the topping of your choice. I made vanilla buttercream frosting. Soften the butter and add all ingredients into a bowl and mix until creamy frosting consistency.
  10. powdered sugar and butter for frosting
    mixing frosting

  11. When your cake is cool, you can frost it. You can frost the entire cake or make mini cakes like I did. I use a cookie cutter and made four circles.
  12. baked cake with rounds cut in it
    Mini Yogurt Cake on plate
  13. I stacked one circle, add a layer of frosting and covered the entire cake with frosting. Then repeat it for the second mini cake.
  14. frosting on bottom mini-cake
    frosted mini-cake on plate


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
September 22, 20170 found this helpful

Yummy I need one! :)


Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,298 Posts
October 1, 20170 found this helpful

It was totally delicious :)


Silver Post Medal for All Time! 254 Posts
September 14, 20180 found this helpful

I'm curious, is the cake itself very sweet? I am looking for a cake that isn't too sweet little girl's 1st birthday.

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