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can i subsitute yogurt for ricotta in a cake recipe

I do not like ricotta so can I use yogurt instead

asked by Pamela 3 months ago

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Emma Laperruque
Emma Laperruque

Food Writer & Recipe Developer at Food52

added 3 months ago

Yes! I would use Greek yogurt, preferably full-fat, to get as close as possible. (Unstrained yogurt might be too watery, depending on the recipe.)

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Smaug
added 3 months ago

The yoghurt will have more acidity, which will have some effect if the cake uses a leavener such as baking soda or powder- it doesn't seem likely that it will have a large effect, or a negative one, but it's something to be aware of.

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boulangere
boulangere

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added 3 months ago

I often use yogurt in baking. Given its greater acidity than ricotta, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda along with your dry ingredients.

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