Friday, September 21, 2012

Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake

Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake

You are probably as excited as I am…but pumpkin season is HERE.  So is slipper season.  And apple cider season.  And cuddle-under-a-blanket season.  I am ready for these cool mornings, golden leaves and warm colors.

Annnnnd pureed pumpkin!  I opened up my first can last weekend and it immediately became autumn in my mind.  I decided to create a snack cake that is loosely based on my recipe for this banana breakfast cake.  I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking with yogurt lately and I though that the creaminess and tang would be a perfect addition here.  It made an incredibly moist cake that would be perfect for dessert, a snack or breakfast.  It wasn’t very sweet, but tasted just like pumpkin pie!   Not to mention that our whole loft smelled like fall.  All I have to say is bring it on!

Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake

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Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake Recipe

Yield: 9 squares

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

A quick fall recipe for pureed pumpkin. Pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar and vanilla yogurt create an easy cake for breakfast, dessert or a fun snack.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbs. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup low-fat organic vanilla yogurt (Greek yogurt would also work)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x9 baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt and mix well.

In a large bowl, whisk the grapeseed oil and sugar until combined. Add the eggs, yogurt, vanilla and pumpkin and mix until fully incorporated. Add in the flour mixture and stir to incorporate the dry ingredients.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Also, I know this recipe has nothing to do with apples but this week, two lovely ladies have been hosting a week-long apple event and today they are hosting a blog hop and round up of all things apple!  Here is a list of all of the ladies participating and their amazing apple recipes!


Shugary Sweets – Apple Pie Fudge
BruCrew Life – Caramel Apple Milky Way Cheesecake Bars
Bakeaholic Mama – Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Pops
Six Sister’s Stuff – Apple Walnut Pull Apart Bread
Sally’s Baking Addiction – Spiced Apple Cupcakes
Shaken Together – No Bake Apple Pie Cheesecake
Averie Cooks – Spiced Apple & Banana Bundt Cake
Crumbs and Chaos – Caramel Apple Cinna-Minis
A Pumpkin & A Princess – Caramel Apple Cheesecakes
Chocolate, Chocolate, & More – Apple Danishes
Jam Hands – Apple Bundt Cake
And mine – Cinnamon Streusel Apple Pizza with Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Crust

Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake

 

82 Responses to “Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake”

  1. #
    Rachel Cooks — September 21, 2012 @ 6:39 am

    This looks so moist and perfect! Yum!

  2. #
    Laura @FoodSnobSTL — September 21, 2012 @ 6:46 am

    I love using the term “snack” and “cake” together because it makes me feel like I can eat it whenever – like 10 a.m. Because having a snack at 10 a.m. is totally appropriate.

  3. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 21, 2012 @ 6:49 am

    Cake for breakfast! Yay!

  4. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — September 21, 2012 @ 7:15 am

    Fall flavors make me dizzy with excitement! Yay for pumpkin snacks!

  5. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — September 21, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    I have to say that pumpkin treats are my absolute favorite Fall treats. (don’t tell the apples:-) And this cake looks like the perfect wake up to on Saturday kind of cake. Love it!!!

  6. #
    Emily — September 21, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    I love it anytime you can put the words “snack” and “cake” in the sentence. Makes it a good day. This looks and sounds awesome! Great photos!

  7. #
    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — September 21, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    YUM!!! Are these making an appearance tonight?? 😉

  8. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — September 21, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    I really need to jump into the pumpkin bandwagon.

  9. #
    Anita at Hungry Couple — September 21, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Yum! So happy autumn is here and pumpkins are here… 🙂

  10. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — September 21, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    This snack cake sound amazing Cassie! I love a house that smells like fall and pumpkin and cake! YUM!

  11. #
    Stephanie — September 21, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    Cake for breakfast!? I’m totally in!

  12. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — September 21, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    My kind of snack!

  13. #
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — September 21, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Looks amazing!!!

  14. #
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — September 21, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    Cassie, can I come and live in your kitchen?!

  15. #
    Aggie — September 21, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I love the term snack cake. I also love pumpkin and yogurt, can this snack cake get any more perfect???

  16. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — September 21, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    I want a slice of this right now!!

  17. #
    Shari-Tickled Red — September 21, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Oh boy, will I ever be snacking on this. May even have to add it to my breakfast line up {wink} xoxo

  18. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — September 21, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    That would be so fantastic with my cappuccino this morning.

  19. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 21, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    Cassie this looks incredible. Just yesterday, I made a yogurt snack cake…our recipes, ratio-wise, are very similar (mine didnt have pumpkin though) but I baked it in a loaf pan and had a big fail that I mentioned in my post today…now i am kicking myself I didnt bake it in a 9×9 like you did yours…because yours is gorgeous and I want some, now!! 🙂

  20. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — September 21, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    I would love a slice of this while enjoying a cup of coffee curled up with a thick blanket and a good book! 🙂

  21. #
    Liz — September 21, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    Is there anything I could substitute the grapeseed oil for? I don’t have it on hand, and last time I looked at it, it was awfully pricey.

    • Cassie replied: — September 21st, 2012 @ 10:15 am

      Hi Liz, yes, absolutely! You can use canola or vegetable oil in place of the grapeseed. I just prefer the grapeseed in baked goods, but it won’t make a huge difference at all!

  22. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 21, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    Yogurt just wonders, doesn’t it?! This cake looks so tasty! I broke out the pumpkin this week too. It is time!

  23. #
    Tina @ MorePleaseRecipes — September 21, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    This looks delicious and is totally getting me in the mood for pumpkin recipes!

  24. #
    Connie — September 21, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    I haven’t broke open a can of pumpkin yet, but this cake has reminded me that I need to get on that! I’ve been baking with yogurt a lot lately too, so this recipe is right up my alley.

  25. #
    carrian — September 21, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Pumpkinalicious! Lovely post!

  26. #
    Anna — September 21, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    I love cake I can eat any time of day! The texture of this looks great, and I can only imagine a little slather of cream cheese icing on a piece… 🙂

  27. #
    Valerie — September 21, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    This looks wonderful! Snack cakes “sound” healthier, so I always feel like I can eat more. 😉

  28. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — September 21, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    So, when are you coming over to make this for me? 🙂

  29. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — September 21, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    Snack Cake. Love it. Cause then I can snack on it all day long….Looks delicious!

  30. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — September 21, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    Yay for pumpkin season! Snack cake sounds acceptable for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or an after dinner treat – I like the way you think :).

  31. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — September 21, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I know what I’ll be snacking on this weekend, this! Love everything about it! Actually the kiddos are napping so I just may need to make this now! Great recipe, Cassie!

  32. #
    Erika — September 21, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Cassie, I just LOVE your blog!! I’m in such a pumpkin mood and this looks like exactly what I want to bake next. I <3 baking with yogurt!

  33. #
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — September 21, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    So simple and delicious–this is perfect for fall!

  34. #
    LIZ Carter — September 21, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    I haven’t tried any of your dishes YET, but I love the fact that they all look wonderful and you make them seem so simple! Thanks for the great postings

  35. #
    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — September 21, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Love this cake, Cassie! Snack cake is a personal fave of mine and, between the pumpkin and yogurt, I bet the texture of this one is off the chizzity. Thanks for another great recipe!!

  36. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — September 21, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    So many pumpkin recipes to try and not enough time. This cake looks so moist, and I love that you named it a snacking cake. I could snack on this cake all day, munching a piece here and tearing off a corner there. It looks delicious.

  37. #
    Kathryn — September 21, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    This looks so delicious, I love that it’s not too sweet and so is perfect for any time of day!

  38. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — September 21, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    adding this to my list of must-make pumpkin recipes!!

  39. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 21, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    It looks so moist! And I love how simple it looks. I don’t normally like fussy things. And for fall? No. No fussy stuff!

  40. #
    Kari@Loaves and Dishes — September 21, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    If I made this for breakfast, it would be gone by dinner! Yum!

  41. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 21, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    I am more than thrilled that pumpkin season is here! And you know I’m going to make this “snack” cake and then “snack” the entire pan!

  42. #
    Ashley - BakerbyNature — September 21, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    Oh Cassie, I want this for breakfast! There’s nothing better than a cake that’s made for snacking 😉 Happy weekend!

  43. #
    Audra@The-Baker-Chick — September 21, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    Cassie this looks amazing. I love pumpkin recipes so much!!!

  44. #
    Renee — September 21, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    I love the term snack cake. That means I can eat it at any time of day, right? Even though it doesn’t really cool off here, I start needing fall flavors September 1st anyway. It must be some sort of biological clock. I can’t wait to try this out.

  45. #
    Natalie — September 21, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    Hi! This looks amazing! ! Could I sub coconut oil for the grapeseed oil? That’s what I have on hand. Ohhh, I’m thinking a few chocolate chips wouldn’t hurt either, right? 😉 Thank you! !

  46. #
    Ramona — September 22, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    I love the flavors of this time of year. Pumpkin!!!! This looks moist and wonderful. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! ~ Ramona

  47. #
    JulieD — September 22, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    I love baking with yogurt, Cassie!! This little snack cake looks great for being on the go. 😀

  48. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — September 22, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    Great linkup of recipes and you cake looks sooo moist and yummy!

  49. #
    Katherine Martinelli — September 22, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Would love a piece of this right now! Sounds just incredible. It’s still a gazillion degrees where I am, but I’m so ready for pumpkin season!

  50. #
    Parsley Sage — September 22, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    Yeah! Its my favorite time of year 🙂 The only time I’m ever homesick for a season change. Love what you whipped up with your first pumpkin puree can of fall!

  51. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 22, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    Cassie, this cake sounds like the perfect way to welcome fall! I love your addition of yogurt. Won’t make me feel bad if I eat more than one piece 🙂

  52. #
    Amy Tong — September 22, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    This is such a perfect treat to welcome the Fall! Yes, I can’t wait to get cooler temperatures and enjoy more pumpkin and apple desserts. 🙂 I love cinnamon and spices.

  53. #
    Katie — September 22, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    Just opened my first can of pumpkin last night! And this little snacky cake is riiiight up my ally.

  54. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — September 22, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    I am ready for pumpkin everything and this snack cake looks perfect!

  55. #
    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen — September 22, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

    Oh yeah…I love anything pumpkin! This looks incredible Cassie! 🙂

  56. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — September 22, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    NOTHING about this is unfortunate – I’ll take a whole pan!

  57. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 23, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    This week – or next weekend is when I’ll finally crack my first can of the season and I’m so excited!

  58. #
    Terra — September 23, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    I found this on Pinterest, and decided it would be an awesome traveling snack!!! I love this time of year, I could make pumpkin and apple treats galore:-) Your cake looks fantastic, Hugs, Terra

  59. #
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — September 23, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    Oh yum! I love the pumpkin + yogurt combo!

  60. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — September 23, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    i LOVE this time of year!! and what are you doing calling this a snack? i’d eat this as a meal cause i’d probably eat like 5 slices haha, looks and sounds so great! i love that you used yogurt in this for a little healthier twist 🙂

  61. #
    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — September 23, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    Oh Cassie…this looks fabulous! I never know if I should kick off the baking season with apples or pumpkin. But I just miss pumpkin so much and I’m glad you provided this recipe. I love adding yogurt to my baking, too….it just makes the cake so moist! Yours looks absolutely luscious! : )

  62. #
    Tracey — September 24, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    I love snack cakes Cassie – so simple, but rarely disappointing. The combo of the pumpkin and yogurt must keep this crazy moist, can’t wait to give it a go!

  63. #
    Jen — September 24, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    I’m super excited for Pumpkin season as well! I just came up with a Spiced Pumpkin Hard Cider recipe which was amazing, and now I want spiced pumpkin everything!

  64. #
    Carlas Confections — September 24, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    This snack cake looks DE-lish! Love the yogurt addition too. I am definitely ready for pumpkin. I have already started baking with it 😀

  65. #
    Meghan — September 24, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    Wish I had a piece of this right now! Looks delicious!

  66. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — September 27, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    Mmmmm…I’m all over this. With my slippers on. 🙂

  67. #
    sarah — January 24, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

    I tried to make this yummy-looking cake today. But after more than 2 hours in the oven and even increasing the temp to 350, it is still basically raw inside. It started to burn on the top so I gave up. Any ideas what went wrong? I’d love to try again!

    • Cassie replied: — January 24th, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

      Hi Sarah, I’m so sorry to hear this. The only thing that I could think of would be that your oven temperature might be a bit off? Also maybe the your flour could be old. You might also try baking it in a loaf pan instead of a square baker.

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