For a treat to celebrate Valentines Day I decided to try something new and make a yoghurt cake. Looking up recipes online I find that these are pretty simple cakes to make, often made using a yoghurt pot to measure all the ingredients. They are great for children to make and I will definitely try a more simple recipe with my girls very soon. For today, however, I wanted something a little more special, and I also wanted to include a special ingredient so I could enter the Foodies100 Greek Gods competition. I bought some Greek God’s Honey Yoghurt from Sainsbury’s (currently on offer with 99p off) and devised my recipe.
This is enough for a 9inch (22cm) round cake, but I wanted to make smaller heart shaped cakes and ended up with four. That’s one for me and my Valentine, and three for the kids.
- 170g of Greek Gods Honey Yoghurt
- 200g soft butter or Stork
- 150g caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 100g plain flour
- 100g self-raising flour
- 1/2tsp baking powder
For the topping:
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tbs lemon juice
Decorate with more yoghurt or fresh cream
Pre-heat oven to 380C or gas mark 4
- cream butter and sugar
- add eggs one at a time beating each one in
- add yoghurt and mix
- fold in flours and baking powder
- place in lined cake tin (or tins)
- cook for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
- mix the honey with the lemon juice and drizzle over the cake while still warm
- turn out when cool and serve with decoration.
Here’s how mine turned out