Basic Bizcocho Recipe
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Serves: 10 slices
  • 1 4 oz (125gm) container plain yogurt (I used Greek style). Use the empty container to measure the other ingredients as noted.
  • 1 measure light flavored oil (I used sunflower)
  • 2 measures sugar (Add another half measure if you like a sweeter cake)
  • 3 measures flour (I used all purpose flour)
  • 3 large eggs, separated.
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  1. You'll need two bowls to mix the cake. Prepare a large loaf pan with cooking spray and flour. Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
  2. Put the yogurt into one bowl. Separate the eggs. Add the yolks to the yogurt and the whites to a new bowl.
  3. Beat the whites until soft peaks form.
  4. Use the empty yogurt container to measure the sugar and oil into the yogurt and yolks. Add the vanilla and beat together until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Stir in the egg whites.
  6. Sift the flour and baking powder into the batter (I use a large mesh strainer) and continue to mix until the batter is uniform.
  7. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and transfer to the oven.
  8. Reduce the heat to 350F/180C and set the time for 50 minutes.
  9. The bizcocho is finished when a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. After baking is complete, allow the cake to rest for 10 minutes or so before removing from the loaf pan to finish cooling.
  11. Before serving dust with powdered sugar.
Recipe by Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen at