Monday, June 27, 2011

Lemon Yoghurt Cake

A scrumptious cake made with lemon and yoghurt. 

Well this just HAS to be healthy!

Thank you so much to everyone for your comments about my Lemon Cordial recipe.  I am so pleased with the way it turned out.  It tastes just like old fashioned lemonade!

I am determined to use every single one of the gorgeous juicy lemons from my neighbour's tree.  I am a woman on a mission -  seeking out creative ways to make maximum use of the humble lemon.   

So with the first day of school holidays and a drizzly, miserable day here in the Far North, I decided to grab a few more lemons and do some baking. 

I have been wanting to try out this Donna Hay recipe for Lemon Yoghurt cake for quite a while now and believe me, it didn't disappoint!  

Lemon Yoghurt Cake
3/4 cup (180ml) vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 tabs finely grated lemon rind
2 tabs lemon juice
1 cup (280) thick natural yoghurt
1 3/4 cups (384g) caster sugar
2 cups (300g) self raising flour

Lemon icing :
3/4 cup sifted icing sugar
1 tabs lemon juice 

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Place the oil, eggs, rind, lemon juice, yoghurt and sugar in a bowl and whisk to combine.
Sift over the flour and stir until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a greased 24cm fluted ring tin and bake for 35minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
While the cake is still hot - remove from the tin and place on a plate.
To make the lemon icing - gently stir together the sugar and lemon juice.
Spoon over the cake and allow to set.  Serve warm.

The texture, the flavour, the scrumptiousness..........Wow!

Well done DONNA HAY - you have surpassed yourself with this one.

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  1. G'day there, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your part of the country and I do miss QLD...we lived in Yeppoon for 3 years and I used to visit often after we relocated back to Melbourne..but that appears to be a bit harder at the moment. Oh well, we will be back eventually...I would really love to retire in QLD...somewhere...much better climate...and I really love the locals...just so relaxed! Robx

  2. Hi Sharyne! Your lemon yogurt cake looks out of this world delicious and your photography is gorgeous! :) I am thinking through my cupboard, and realizing I will need to buy some self-rising flour this week! I can't wait to make this, I KNOW my family will love it! Thank you so much for sharing both the recipe and the lovely pictures! :)

    I am loving, truly loving. your blog! I am off to read about your lemon cordial now! :)


  3. what a fantastik crochet plankit.I love it.
    Do you make it self?

    hugs Conny

  4. Ooooh, now all I need is a neighbour to steal some lemons from!!!! This looks absolutely delicious!!! Your photos are really great.



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