Seven cups cake: the recipe of the cake to be made without a scale

Total time: 60 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist
White yogurt
1 cup
Type 00 flour
3 cups
Sunflower seed oil
1 cup
Baking powder for cakes
1 sachet
1 pinch
White sugar
2 cups
Lemon peel
1 tablespoon

The seven cups cake is a perfect soft cake to be consumed with only icing sugar on the surface or stuffed. The seven cups cake is named this way because it is made without a scale using the yogurt jar as a unit of measurement. We prepare it without potato starch and without butter.


Pour the yogurt in the mixer or in a bowl, rinse the cup and dry it so that it can be used as a unit of measurement for the other ingredients.

Add the eggs (1) and the sugar (2) to the yogurt and blend for at least 5 minutes (3).

With the whisks on, add the oil (4) and add the salt and flour (5).

When the mixture is well blended you can add the lemon peel (6). Pour the mixture into the previously greased and floured baking pan and bake at 180 ° C for about 35-40 min. (always help yourself with the toothpick test).

Once cooled, you can sprinkle the surface with icing sugar or cut it to fill it.


The seven cups cake dough can be flavored in different ways: adding citrus peel; a spoonful of instant coffee or a cup of espresso coffee; using flavored yoghurts.

Use all the cake fillings and glazes you like: the seven cups cake is a base that lends itself to both creams and ganaches, as well as sugar glazes and butter creams. Mirror glazes are less good as the cake tend to absorb them.

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