This is the first cake attempted since the arrival of my shiny new mixer so I wanted to try something slightly more adventurous than your standard ‘Pound Cake’ so this recipe seemed like a nice one to start off with.

Ingredients

300g caster sugar
50g Softened butter
3 large eggs, separated
225g Greek yoghurt
grated rind of 1 lemon
175g self raising flour

for the icing
100g sifted icing sugar
1.5 tablespoons lemon juice

After pre-heating the oven to 160 and greasing my cake tin, I went about separating my 3 large eggs. I’m not at the skill level of slipping the yolk between 2 halves of the shell so instead I cracked the eggs on to a large plate, placed an egg cup over the yolks and poured the whites into a bowl. It takes a bit longer, but the results are effective never the less (thanks to Doob for that tip).

NBBO - Lemon Yoghurt Cake

I then beat the sugar butter and egg yolks in a bowl, added the yoghurt and lemon rind and beat until smooth. In another bowl, I whisked the egg whites in to soft peaks gently folded them into the mixture. Once combined I poured the mixture in to my cake tin and baked for 80 minutes.

NBBO - Lemon Yoghurt Cake

For the icing I mixed the sifted icing sugar and the lemon juice and poured it over the cold cake, smoothed with a spatula and left to set.

NBBO - Lemon Yoghurt Cake

NBBO - Lemon Yoghurt Cake

NBBO - Lemon Yoghurt Cake

NBBO - Lemon Yoghurt Cake

 

NBBO - Lemon Yoghurt Cake

Overall, I am fairly pleased with the results, although the lemon juice was a bit tart and needed more sugar. I think I might adapt the recipe and experiment with different flavours.

6/10

1 Comment

  1. Leon Gabbidon
    February 26, 2013

    add some vanilla I think I have had that before. or add some orange rind. ooo Nate i’m loving this site

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