Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lime Yogurt Cake and Sour Cream Frosting

This is a very quick and easy yogurt cake recipe. The frosting is also simple. I use 2 limes for both but mainly for zest.

1 cup flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
Smidgen (tip of teaspoon) baking soda
A pinch of salt
½ cup caster sugar
½ cup Greek yogurt
½ cup vegetable oil – minus 1 tablespoon (use bland oil like canola)
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 large egg
Zest of one lime
1 teaspoon lime juice

½ cup sour cream
¼ cup icing sugar
Zest of half lime

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C

Grease loaf pan (23 cm) and set aside. Sift flour with all other dry ingredients and set aside.

Measure one tablespoon of butter into a measuring jug and microwave briefly until it melts – add vegetable oil to make up the mixture to ½ cup. In a bowl, beat sour cream, vegetable oil & butter mixture together with egg. Add lime zest and one teaspoon lime juice. Then add flour mixture and beat further to combine. Pour into the greased loaf pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.

While the cake is in the oven, mix sour cream with icing. Beat well to combine.

When the cake is done – leave it to cool. Serve in thick slice with sour cream frosting – add lime zest to garnish.

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