Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mixed Berries Yogurt Cake

I first read about this cake on Iron Chef Shellie and knew at an instant that it is the kind of cake that I'd like. I mean it's a yogurt cake!

It's no surprise why I love yogurt in cakes - yogurt makes your cake extra delicious, moist, and smooth! Yum!

And this particular recipe was so so good! Of course if you want it a little less sweet, you may omit the syrup - the cake would still taste just as good.

Mixed Berries Yogurt Cake with Rose Syrup
Recipe adapted from Matthew Evans on SBS and modified by The Bakeanista

  • 125g unsalted butter, softened 
  • 220g caster sugar 
  • 3 eggs 
  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced 
  • 200g self-raising flour 
  • 200g Rachel's Wild Strawberry & Rhubarb yogurt (or you could use Greek yoghurt) 
  • 120g mixed berries 

Syrup (Optional)
  • 40ml water
  • 80g white sugar 
  • ½ lemon, juiced 
  • ½ tsp rose essence

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line base and sides of a 20 cm round cake pan or 2 x medium loaf pan.
  2. Beat butter and caster sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in eggs, one at a time; it may look a bit curdled, but don’t worry.
  3. Gently fold in lemon zest and flour, alternating with the yogurt in two folds.
  4. Using a spatula, scrape mixture into the prepared pan, making the centre a little lower than the edge.
  5. Scatter over mixed berries, then bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Meanwhile, to make syrup, stir 80ml water, white sugar and lemon juice in a small pan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  7. Remove cake from oven, but leave in the pan. Using a fine skewer, pierce cake all over 30 times. Remove syrup from heat, then add rose essence. Spoon syrup over the cake so it soaks evenly. Cool, then serve.

I had two slices right out of the oven at 10pm. Oops! But it was too good to pass - a definite keeper in my books.

If you're looking for a quick, easy and yummy recipe, I'd say give this a go! Your tummy will thank you for it! :) 

Or alternatively, you could try these other recipes which I also love:

Good luck! :)

1 comment :

Shellie said...

How have I not commented on this? yay awesome cake is awesome!

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