Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Goat's yoghurt, blueberry and orange cake


I've been intrigued by the yoghurt cake recipes I've come across on the net recently, so thought I'd give it a whirl, but customised ofcourse! It's the recipe where the ingredients are measured out using the yoghurt pot as a measure. This would be a useful recipe for when you're low/run out of butter. I also think it sounds a bit healthier than usual, especially with the fruit in it; at least it was until MrL decided to change his into a pudding and piled a big dollop of double cream on it!

1 pot of goat's milk yoghurt
2 pots of sugar
3 pots of self raising flour
1 pot of vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 good handful (about 4 oz or so) blueberries
zest and juice from 1 large orange

Mix everything very well until thoroughly combined. Pour into prepared tin and bake in a hot oven until well risen and golden brown. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

I used a big 350g pot of yoghurt and ended up with two huge loaf tins of it; I'm fairly sure it will all get eaten, though. Must use a sensible sized pot next time.......I had this one as it was very well marked down on the reduced shelf in the shop! Creative shopping makes for creative cakes:)

6 comments:

brightandnew said...

I'm always a little wary of using oil in cakes. I often find them far too oily - I get a mini oil slick on my hands when I'm cuttng the cake!

Your cake looks quite light, though, so I think I may give it a try. :)

MrsL said...

First one I've tried with oil, and to be honest, I would use a bit less next time I used my own eggs too, which are big ones, so the mix was quite a bit softer. Very different taste and texture to my usual butter sponge, but popular in our house! (well - it's cake, isnlt it?! LOL)

MrsL

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Sue, Joe and Michael Webber said...

I gave you a Sunshine award! http://jsmwebber.blogspot.com/2010/02/two-lovely-surprises.html

MrsL said...

Thankyou Sue, that's lovely! Chuffed:)

MrsL

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Libby said...

I tried to join your CL forum but had problems with my email and now can't join under my name, can you help please

MrsL said...

Hi Libby,

I've gone in via the Admin system and activated your account - should be OK now. If not, just shout here, or e-mail on
Julian.Dean1@btinternet.com.

:)

MrsL

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