There’s no better dessert than a creamy, soft cake. This yogurt sponge cake recipe is Low-Carb, full of proteins and perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth after lunch or for your afternoon coffee break.

This cake is simple and delicious and you can even enhance it however you want, with fruit, yogurt, cream, frosting.

Eggs and yogurt are excellent sources of protein and fat and flour is a source of carbohydrates.

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Low-carb yogurt sponge cake

An easy low-carb cake packed with protein with a soft texture.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Ayurveda
Servings 8
Calories 189 kcal


  • 500 g full-fat or Greek-style yogurt
  • 100 g xylitol
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g flour
  • Vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt


  • Separate the egg whites and egg yolks. Add the egg whites and xylitol to a bowl and whisk them well until the mixture becomes foamy.
  • Mix yogurt, yolks, vanilla, baking powder, lemon zest, and flour in a different bowl. Slowly incorporate the whisked egg whites.
  • Pour the batter into a round cooking pan covered with a baking sheet.
  • Add water to a baking tray and put your pan on the tray. This step is optional but will positively impact the baking result. The cake will have a soft sponge-like texture.
  • Bake it in the middle of the oven at 180° Celsius for about 30–40 minutes. To prevent the cake from getting brown on top, after 20 minutes or so, cover it with a baking paper sheet.
  • When the cake is completely baked, let it sit for 5 minutes, and then carefully remove it with the baking paper from the pan.
  • Let it cool down completely. You can serve it plain, with some fruit, or with cashew cream (link to the recipe for peach cashew cream).



The caloric value was calculated per serving.
Recommendations for doshas:
This is a protein-rich meal that should be eaten for lunch when the digestive fire is at its highest. Choose mostly organic milk products to get the most health benefits.
Vata: This is a good dessert option for Vata. Cheese products have an oily, heavy nature, which benefits Vata.
Pitta: is a good meal for a Pita constitution, but needs some precaution, especially in the summer months.
Kapha: not suitable for this constitution as milk products, sugar, and flour aggravate Kapha. Consume it only in moderation for lunch in combination with a light main dish with plenty of vegetables.
Completely avoid it when having health problems that relate to an excess of mucus production, like bronchitis, asthma, or other respiratory problems.
Keyword Ayurveda, Healthy food

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