Spice Cake

Dessert with a scoop of ice cream or as brunch on its own! This spice cake recipe with Greek nonfat yogurt is great anytime.

  • PREPARATION TIME: 20 Minutes
  • COOKING TIME: 45 Minutes
  • YIELDS 12 servings


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 stick sweet butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup Dannon® Oikos® Plain Greek Nonfat Yogurt
  • Confectioners’ sugar
Spice Cake


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and line a 9x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • On a piece of wax paper, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
  • In an electric mixer equipped with a paddle, on medium high-speed, cream the butter until light. Slowly add the sugar and mix until fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the molasses and mix to combine (the mixture will look curdled).
  • Reduce the mixer speed to low. Add the flour mixture and yogurt alternately, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Pour the batter into a pan and bake for 45 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  • Cool the cake on a rack, then unmold and dust with the confectioners’ sugar.