Lime, Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake

A few days ago I bumped into this recipe twice in a day. That had to be a sign from the universe… Right? So, after wrapping up office work, I quickly went into the kitchen and before I knew it I had all the ingredients in place… except the confectioners’ sugar. I had less than a ¼ cup, so I just used regular granulated sugar and the result was still a deliciously sweet-tangy cake. One recommendation if you’re going to follow up the recipe bellow, is to rub the sugar and lime zest together. That will allow the zest to really stick to the sugar and spread its fragrance and flavor.

Kitty

Lime, Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake

Lime, Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake

Adapted from Simple Provisions

Wet Ingredients:
1 cup whole full fat Greek yoghurt
⅓ cup of olive oil
1 cup sugar
zest of one lime
¼ cup lime juice
2 eggs

Dry ingredients:
1 ¾ cups of sifted plain flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt

Topping:
1 tablespoon lime zest
2 tablespoons sugar

Procedure:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180c/350f and grease a 22cm baking tin.
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients in a bowl until well combined. In a separate, large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  3. Pour the mixed wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon till just combined (overworking the batter will result in a tough cake).
  4. Pour into the baking tin and cook for 45-50 minutes, or until the cake is lightly browned on top and a skewer comes out clean when poked into the centre.
  5. When cool mix the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the cake to make it look pretty.

Lime, Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake

Lime, Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake

Lime, Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake

Lime, Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake

Lime, Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake

Lime, Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake

Lime, Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake

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2 Responses to "Lime, Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake"

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  1. Mariale Galvez

    June 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Looks great, my only problem is I’ve never seen Greek yoghurt in Guate and, trust me, I’ve looked.

  2. Kitty

    June 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Mariale! I’ve made it twice with both greek and regular Yoghurt and it comes out delicious. And, we’ve found greek yoghurt (no other than the Chobani brand) at Fresko Fine Food Market.

    ~ Kitty

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