This is one that you can just whip up in no time, and that is a good thing because it will disappear just as fast. We used to make them all the time when I was a kid and really it never fails. Le “gateau au yaourt” was the French school children’ s equivalent to Rice Krispies squares. Before you could even reach for the counter, you were allowed to tackle that recipe. It is not really a pound cake as the ingredients are not a pound each of flour, butter, sugar and eggs, it is not a traditional yogurt cake either as this would include a yogurt container full of oil, forget that!
In a bowl, break 4 eggs and beat them with a whisk. Add 1/3 cup of melted salted butter and 3/4 cup sugar, then mix well until you cannot feel the sugar at all. Time to add 1/2 cup plain yogurt and 1+ 1/2 cup flour, a pinch of salt and 1 tbsp baking powder. Stir until smooth. Pour into a greased mould. Bake 50 minutes or until ready at 350. Cover with a foil after 30 minutes if it is browning too much. Cool down before eating.
Note: I usually add the zest of a lemon or an orange or a tbsp vanilla extract. The yogurt could be flavored and you could add blueberries or chocolate chips! Some kids spread Nutella on their slices.
Another great recipe to go along your afternoon tea is the all butter fruit cake! Try to make one of each and compare.