Remember in one of my previous posts, I said I’m falling in love with lime and desserts that are made from it? Today I come back with a brand new sweets’ recipe using lime zest and lime juice that can help you go through the hottest days of summer: Lime Yogurt Cake ^^
This cake is a great combination between my two fav ingredients in baking: yogurt and lime. They will give you a gorgeous dessert with a little bit sourness of lime and a really soft flavor of plain yogurt. A simple and delicate cake slice that no one can resist!
230 grams self-rising flour (can be replaced by the mixture of plain flour, baking powder and salt)
1/3 cup (75 ml) vegetable oil
2/3 cup granulated white sugar (1 cup if you have sweet tooth)
1/4 cup (4 tbs) lime juice
Zest of one lime
1 cup (250 ml) plain yogurt, room temperature
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease the sides of a 9-inch round cake pan or springform pan with oil or butter and flour and line the bottom with parchment paper if the pan is not springform.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt, oil, sugar, lime zest and juice. Add the eggs one by one, whisking well after each addition. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together, right over your yogurt batter. Stir with a spoon until just combined.
3. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and let stand for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the pan to loosen. If you’re using the springform pan, unclasp the sides. Otherwise, flip the cake onto a plate and flip it back on the rack. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.
Have fun baking your Lime Yogurt Cake and don’t forget to give me feedback for the recipe and the result, I’d love to read all your helpful comments 🙂
Love, Trang Quynh
Vietnamese version: http://tastefromhome.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/cake-chanh-sua-chua/