Greek Yogurt Cake Mix is a super easy recipe you can throw together with just a few ingredients- literally! See this recipe below. It's perfect when you're craving something sweet and don't have a lot of ingredients in the pantry!
Greek Yogurt Cake Mix
This 3 Ingredient Greek Yogurt Cake Mix is going to blow your mind. This post was written many years ago by a friend of mine who used to work for me. I hope you enjoy her recipe.
There are several reasons why we love this dessert. For one, it uses no eggs. So if you're using an egg free cake mix, this recipe is ideal for those avoiding eggs due to health concerns or an allergy.
And, it's great for when you don't have a lot of ingredients on hand but are craving something sweet! I always try to keep an extra cake mix or two in the pantry. 🙂
Using Greek Yogurt in Baking:
I thought of this recipe after I acquired 5 cases of yogurt (that's 60 individual cups). No, this wasn't extreme dairy couponing! I just started doing a co-op with a group of friends and you never know what you are going to get, like enough yogurt to fill a fridge! I decided to get creative with it.
Greek Yogurt is actually very versatile. You can use plain Greek Yogurt for a substitute for making your own dip – See My Healthier Ranch Dip Recipe Here– and so many other things.
Of course if you have flavored yogurt to use up, you might need to get a little more creative. Adding them to a cake mix is a simple solution. Not only are you getting less of those unhealthy ingredients like fats and sugar, but Greek Yogurt is known for having more fiber than other products. So, even if this is going into a dessert, it may fill you up faster and you can slice the dessert into smaller portions.
I also love making yogurt pancakes and smoothies.
So, my Greek Yogurt went into this recipe! I decided to use 1 box cake mix, 1 cup of Greek Yogurt (2 individual serving cups) and 1 cup of water.
You will mix with a hand blender or stand mixer and bake this cake it just like the directions on the box say to. My yogurt is all strawberry so I decided to stick with a strawberry cake mix. To be honest, I wasn't sure this was going to work. I had my doubts.
Alternative Flavors to Strawberry:
If you don't have the exact flavor of yogurt and cake mix, I would suggest using a complimentary flavor mix. Here are a few ideas:
- Blueberry Yogurt: Vanilla Cake Mix
- Caramel or Flan Yogurt Flavors: Yellow Cake Mix
- Plain Greek Yogurt: Chocolate Mix- it will have a sheet pan cake or brownie consistency.
- Cherry Yogurt: Strawberry or Vanilla Cake Mix
Keep in mind I haven't tried all those combinations myself, so no guarantees! LOL. If it's all you have and you want to experiment with those flavor combinations, go for it and keep the ratios the same as in this recipe…and be sure to let us know on Facebook or in the comments how it turned out! I know there are some adventurous cooks out there so I would love to know which ones are a must make. 🙂
My Greek Yogurt Cake Mix Results:
The Strawberry mix did work! The cake was great, and so much healthier too! The only difference was it didn't rise as much, it wasn't as fluffy as it normally would be.
Toppings and Finishing Your Greek Yogurt Cake:
After your cake is cooled, it's time to dress it up and make it look completely delicious and irresistable!
This dessert is ideal for spring and summer, since it has all the fresh fruit flavors. You can even make it ahead for Easter Dinner, a picnic, and more.
Cover your cake with Cream Cheese Frosting after it is cooled. I use the Pillsbury frosting pictured above, but you can always use your own homemade recipe if that's what you prefer.
Then, add (washed) sliced, fresh strawberries in rows across the top. If you prefer, add blueberries to make it pop even more!
Again, this cake is not going to end up completely resulting like a regular cake mix with the eggs and oil. It does end up flatter like a sheet pan cake. However, if you are avoiding eggs or trying to make it to the next shopping trip with only a few ingredients in the kitchen, this recipe is a winner!
3 Ingredient Greek Yogurt Cake Mix Recipe:
- 1 Boxed Cake Mix 9x13 size, Strawberry Flavor Recommended
- 1 Cup Regular Greek Yogurt
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Can Pillsbury Cream Cheese Icing, prepared
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, washed and sliced.
- Prepare your batter by mixing dry cake mix, Greek Yogurt, and water in a mixing bowl or stand mixer.
- Beat according to cake mix directions on box, usually 2 minutes. Ensure all ingredients are incorporated.
- Grease a 9x13 baking dish and spread batter into dish. Batter may be thicker than traditional cake batter.
- Cook according to the boxed mix directions. Check 2-5 minutes before cake is finished baking, to ensure it is not overdone on edges. Usually your boxed mix will indicate bake at 350 degrees. for 25-30 min.
- Remove from oven and cool completely.
- When cooled, spread Cream Cheese Frosting over cake.
- Add sliced strawberries (optional).
See blog post for other flavor options! You can also add different fruits to the topping, including blueberries or raspberries.
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