Saturday, May 10

Lemon & Yoghurt Cake

I hate the library.
It's too quiet. You can't have coffee inside. You can't make a single murmur without being given the devil eyes by about fifty other people. And worst of all, it makes you realise the mountain of work piled up in front of your eyes that you need to do. (Even though it seems utterly irrelevant and pointless.)
So, when I emerge from my hell hole of a library cluster every night, there are two things on my mind:

Food & Bed. 

Yes, I'm a simple girl.

This week alone I've made three chocolate chunk banana breads (my speciality and the house's eternal favourite), and this simple little cake.
It's a Mary Berry special, a lemony sponge, mixed in with egg whites and yoghurt to make a dense and flavoursome bite.
It's a simple cake, but after cramming your head with facts all day, that's all that I want.

In fact, this cake reminds me of those rainy days when you popped over to visit your grandma for a bit of comfort and TLC, they always had a yummy, simple but drool worthy cake that just screamed "HOMEEEE".
Well yep, this cake fits into that category. It's a granny cake.

To make your own Lemon & Yoghurt Cake, you will need:

-300g caster sugar
- 50g butter, softened
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 225g Greek style yoghurt
- Zest of one lemon
- 175g self raising flour
- 100g icing sugar
- 2tsp of lemon juice

Preheat your oven to 180C/160 fan and line a 20cm/8in tin with baking parchment.

Beat together the sugar, butter and egg yolks in a large mixing bowl. Add the yoghurt and lemon zest and beat to combine.

Gently fold in the flour to the batter.
Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until soft peaks form, then carefully fold them into the mixture.

Tip into the prepared tin and bake for 1-1/4 hours until well risen and firm to touch.

Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
Once the cake is completely cool, make the icing by mixing the lemon juice and icing sugar together.

Smother all over the cake and let the icing dribble down the sides.

And voilĂ . Pure granny style comfort food with next to no ingredients & all in a short amount of time.

You really can't beat a bit of procrasti-baking.
I hope everyone else revising hasn't lost the plot already too... Good luck for all of the dreaded exams!


  1. This looks perfect, especially those puddles of icing! Definitely one for me to try. Thanks.

    1. Thanks Lisa, definitely worth smothering it with icing! x

  2. Isn't required so much of sugar? 300g?

  3. OMG!!!!!! Amazing. I'm still loving all your close-up shots so much! I literally could frame that one of the butter and sugar!

    Katie <3

  4. WHAT?!? you're not allowed coffee in the library?! That's ridiculous!
    On a nicer note - this cake looks epic, I wonder how long it lasted....
    x x x
    {The Lobster & Me}


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