Spiced Yogurt Pound Cake

This a a rich, moist and delicious spiced pound cake I have had since 1974 and always make it during fall and winter months. The cake needs no frosting except maybe a dusting of confectioners sugar.

Spiced Yogurt Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch baking pan.

2 In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the sugar until light and fluffy.

3 Beat in the flour, yogurt, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ground cloves, salt and baking soda. Mix until combined then beat at high speed for 2 minutes.

4 Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes, remove from pan and continue to cool.

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