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.


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


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. #
    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 🙂

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    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.

  3. #
    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.

  4. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — September 22, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

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

  5. #
    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen — September 22, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

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

  6. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — September 22, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

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

  7. #
    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!

  8. #
    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

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    Kiran @ — September 23, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    Oh yum! I love the pumpkin + yogurt combo!

  10. #
    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 🙂

  11. #
    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! : )

  12. #
    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!

  13. #
    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!

  14. #
    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 😀

  15. #
    Meghan — September 24, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

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

  16. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — September 27, 2012 @ 7:29 am

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

  17. #
    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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