Back to le gateau, pre-heat the oven to 400
I've heard French Yogurt cake is the only thing French women bake at home. Why bake when you have a Patisserie in every town, each steeped in the ancient tradition and art of Gallic gastronomy? I concur, leave it to the pros! This is a simple, quick, delicious cake, when one cannot make it to the Patisserie for professional stuff! You use the container as a measuring cup.
I got my container when I was in France. It's one of my dearest possessions, this simple glass yogurt container. It reminds me of a trip with my daughter and husband, of using healthy ingredients (not an "out of the box" mix,) of using what's on hand rather than specialty items, and last but not least of "family" baking. I have heard that French children learn how to make this cake when they are in kindergarten. It makes my kitchen smell divine. I feel like an especially good mom when I bake this cake. Love of family is folded into the pan along with the other ingredients.
2 containers of sugar, 3 containers of flour, 1/2 container of oil, 2 eggs, juice and zest of 1 lg lemon, 1.5 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp vanilla, pinch of salt. You can use fruit and ground almonds or almond flour too. This can be adapted in lots of ways so play around with it. I've found that even my mistakes taste great:) I usually put the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry in another, then combine the two.
Into the oven...have some foil handy in case it gets too brown on top.