That’s what I did last weekend, and thinking about it still puts a smile on my face. I used Greek-style yogurt (a staple in my fridge) and had to bake the cake for quite a bit longer than the recipe, but other than that? It was perfect. (Well, one thing. There was a slightly funny smell, which I associate with recipes that have a lot of baking soda in otherwise mildly flavored baked goods. Does this happen to anyone else?) It is gently sweet, not greasy at all and the crumb has a pleasant density you can sink your teeth into. Add a glug of maple syrup and you have the perfect tea-time treat.
Even if you’re not into maple syrup, this is a good cake to have up your sleeve. It will go down well with the butter fearing crowd, for instance. Not a smidge of the yellow stuff in sight. And it has yogurt. Now, what is more healthy than yogurt? Perhaps best not to tell them about the oil, though.
Also, I bet this cake would be fantastic slathered in whipped cream and sprinkled with M&M’s. And if you need even more encouragement than all this (really? maple syrup, healthy, whipped cream… none of these do it for you?), there’s one more thing: this is fantastically easy to make. So hop to it, you have a cake to make.