Lime and Yoghurt Cake

    Another easy to make, no icing cake. I had to make a quick cake for unexpected  guests, so found a lime in the fridge and remembered this recipe. There is no creaming of butter and sugar -  just mix dry ingredients with wet, bake and sprinkle with sugar. Quick and easy.
    It uses oil and yoghurt, so must be healthy!

    250g whole full fat Greek yoghurt
    80ml olive oil
    200g caster sugar
    zest of one lime
    4 tbspn lime juice
    2 eggs
    210g plain flour
    1 1/2 tspn baking powder
    1/2 tspn salt
    1 tbspn lime zest
    2 tblspn sugar
Pre-heat oven to 180C/gas4 and grease a 22cm baking tin.

Mix yoghurt, oil, lime juice, zest and eggs in a bowl till well combined. 

In another bowl, mix the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt together. 

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a wooden spoon till just combined [don't over mix] 

Pour into the tin and bake for 45-50 minutes,till the cake is lightly browned on top 

Sprinkle top with a mixture of lime zest and caster sugar.

The crumb is nice and moist from the oil and yoghurt, and the lime adds zing to the cake. A lovely summery treat. If you wanted you could ice it using lime juice and icing sugar, but I like it simple, with just the zest and sugar mixture.


I like how easy that is and lime is just right for summer. Although I insist that unexpected guests bring a cake with them or I pretend to be out.
Snowy said…
What a good idea Phil; should have thought of that!

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