Day 37 – Greek Yogurt and Cake Mix


We’ve all seen one of these pins at one time or another. Add a random ingredient to a box of cake mix and magically you have a delicious cake. I’ve seen everything from pumpkin puree (which is amazing) to Diet Coke (which I refuse to try) to this one featuring Greek yogurt.


1 box cake mix (Just the mix, not all the ingredients they tell you to add to it.)

1 container of plain Greek yogurt

1 cup water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine cake mix with yogurt in a large bowl and add 1 cup water. Whisk thoroughly and transfer to a baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray; bake in the oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Refer to cake-mix box for pan size and approximate bake time.

I decided to make cupcakes instead of a cake and they turned out absolutely perfect. The texture of these cupcakes is amazing. they are so velvety and smooth. I just love when I find delicious recipes that are so easy to make.

And if you are wondering what frosting I used to top these off, click here for Day 38 – Your New Favorite Frosting!

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  1. Ok Kirsh….I’ve been waiting all day for the frosting recipe….I bought the cake mix and the yogurt this morning. Haha I fulled up facebook while at the grocery store this morning in hopes that you posted the recipe. I wont frost these until I hear from you 🙂

  2. Nice! And btw – the diet coke with chocolate cake mix IS really good – it comes out super moist and flavorful. I have no idea why. But it works! Cream soda in vanilla cake works too.

  3. What size is the container of yogurt? Way to protein-up a cupcake!! GENIUS

  4. This sounds good. The pumpkin with spice cake makes wonderful muffins.

  5. Do you bake at 350 degrees, regardless of the temperature recommendation on the box?

  6. I made these cupcakes this past weekend, but used cherry chip cake mix! Family loved them!

  7. i think you should give up your refusal to try the diet pop added to cake mix because i make it all the time and it’s delicious!! these yogurt cupcakes smell wonderful in the oven right now 🙂

  8. I continue to see these recipes for cake mix with greek yogurt. My only problem is: WHAT SIZE yogurt container? I went in one grocery store and found 4 sizes. I think too much or too little will make a huge difference!

  9. I found one with 1 cup of yogurt and no water.

  10. We’ll see how my cake turns out, I wanted to use the strawberry yogurt and even with a cup of water it was TOTALLY dry, I added an extra yogurt AND more water and it still was hard to get out of the bowl into my pan…we’ll see what happens 🙂

    • Oh no! What kind of mix did you use? These always come out so nice and moist for me. You might need to adjust the baking time from the box. Pull them out as soon as a toothpick comes out clean.

  11. I didn’t have any plain yogurt, so I used 6oz of reduced fat sour cream in my lemon cake mix. Also I added a cup of frozen blueberries. Yum!

  12. I just tried your recipe but with a small twist. I used a Jiffy cake mix and grapefruit yogurt. Since Jiffy is only half a cake mix, I adjusted the recipe to half the yogurt and 1/2 cup water. Save the remaining yogurt to mix with 2 tablespoons vanilla pudding mix, 1 cup milk and 2 cups Cool Whip. Frost your dietary delight, sit down and reward yourself for a job well done!

    And, for the soda and cake mix? Try Mountain Dew Code Red. For a frosting, try adding 1/2 package cherry Jello mix (dry) blended with the Cool Whip. Any flavored soda will work, even A&W root beer. Yum!

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