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Friday, November 15, 2013

Yogurt and blue cherry cake

Cake on the edge, 11 floors up.
The mad photographer is at it again! There's a wide safety parapet below the plate, so don't try this at home.
What does one do with a tub of soon to be overdue yogurt and lemons ? Make a lemon yogurt cake of course. And because the menu for such a cake is pretty error-proof, I popped in some blue berries , tone down the sugar and butter and there you have it - a moist, citrusy cake.

Other than the baking time, it takes a tad more than 15 minutes to prepare. Just the thing for an impromptu baking session!

Chowed down one in 1/2 a day. 
Makes 2 medium cakes.

Cream these :
120g unsalted butter,  room temperature
120g fine sugar  
Zest of one lemon

Prepare this :
4 eggs

Combine and sift these :
200g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of fine salt

Combine these :
100ml  yogurt
Juice of 1 lemon

Finally, fold this :
1 cup blue cherries, drained

Method :

Preheat oven to 160C with rack.
Prepare 2 medium aluminum or lined trays.

Egg batter :
Rub lemon zest with sugar.
Cream butter. Whisk in sugar until pale and fluffy, 5 minutes.
Whisk in 1 egg at a time until fluffy. Do not be alarmed if it curdles. Combine well.

Adding dry components :
Sift 1/3 of the flour into the batter.
Add yogurt / lime.
Whisk until just combined.
Continue doing the above until flour and yogurt are used up.
Fold in cherries.

Baking :
Divide batter into the prepared trays.
Bake at 160C for 60 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Verdict : It has a faint citrus aroma and delicate crust when first eaten warm. The cake is moist and has a loose crumb, so it is not the ‘hold-in-your-hand-and-snack’ kind of cake. Goes well with fruity tea. Yup, I will definitely make it again.


  1. Did you do that stunt to catch natural light? Looks like a lovely moist cake!

    1. That's my crazy hubs. But actually there is a parapet extending under the plate, so it was rather safe.

  2. Looks so moist and perfect.. great shots!!

  3. The cake has such a smooth and beautiful texture. Looks so inviting!