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    danz0l
    Yoghurt Cake (the easy way)
    • #1
    • 12th Feb 08, 8:24 PM
    Yoghurt Cake (the easy way) 12th Feb 08 at 8:24 PM
    Apologies if this has been posted before but i just HAD to share this with you.

    Joanne1970 on the loquax forums posted a recipe that we stumbed on (hope she doesn't mind us sharing) and we got around to trying it recently (and boy was we surprised).

    1 carton (approx 150g) yoghurt
    2 cartons caster sugar
    3 cartons self raising flour
    1 carton sunflower oil
    3 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Method

    Beat all the ingredients together with an electric whisk until smooth (or use a fork or hand whisk). Line a loaf tin, pour in and bake for 1 1/2 hours at 160 oc, gas mark 3 for 1 1/2 hours. Adjust for fan assisted oven to 150 oc for about an hour.

    We used 125g Asda yoghurt and tried low fat cherry. We also didn't have caster sugar so used brown sugar (sieved and reduced to 1 1/2 yoghurt pots), 3/4 carton of sunflower oil and two eggs. We also omitted the vanilla essence and boy did it just come out perfect.

    Theres no mess to content with (1 baking tray, 1 bowl and a yoghurt pot you throw away at the end) and it was really easy.

    Hope somebody gets something out of it and thanks to Joanne1970 for a fantastic, original idea

    We can't wait to try other flavours now LOL
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    • reehsetin
    • By reehsetin 12th Feb 08, 8:27 PM
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    reehsetin
    • #2
    • 12th Feb 08, 8:27 PM
    • #2
    • 12th Feb 08, 8:27 PM
    made a similar recipe before - needed to make an eggless cake,
    basically the same with plain yogurt and coco powder yum
    Yes Your Dukeiness
  • Barbiegirl
    • #3
    • 15th Feb 08, 2:54 PM
    Chocolate Yoghurt Cake Recipe?
    • #3
    • 15th Feb 08, 2:54 PM
    Hi all,

    I have been trying to find the above recipe for ages. Please will someone post the link for it.

    It will be very appreciated.

    Thanks.
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 15th Feb 08, 3:16 PM
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    Pink.
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    • 15th Feb 08, 3:16 PM
    • #4
    • 15th Feb 08, 3:16 PM
    Hi Barbiegirl,

    Mrbadexample's recipe is on this thread:

    Chocolate yoghurt cake - the sequel!

    There is another thread with lots more recipes but as the search is down I can't find it right now. When the search is sorted I'll add the links to your thread.

    Pink


    Edit: there are a couple of yoghurt cake recipes on this thread: some ideas for yoghurt recipes please
    Last edited by Pink.; 15-02-2008 at 3:30 PM.
    • noonesperfect
    • By noonesperfect 25th Apr 08, 10:00 PM
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    • 25th Apr 08, 10:00 PM
    Cake using 5oz yoghurt??
    • #5
    • 25th Apr 08, 10:00 PM
    Don't suppose any of you kind ladies has a recipe for a cake or muffins that will use up a small carton of plain yoghurt?

    I can't eat it "raw" so I have to put it into a dish/cake that is cooked.
    • sandy2
    • By sandy2 26th Apr 08, 5:21 AM
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    • 26th Apr 08, 5:21 AM
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    • 26th Apr 08, 5:21 AM
    Here's one to start you off (my adaptations are in brackets),but there are lots of others including soda bread

    1 pot (small) yoghurt any flavour you like (I used lemon)
    1 pot cooking oil (2/3rd pot corn oil)
    1 pot sugar.... (I used a lot less sugar)
    3 pots self raising flour.... (I used 2 pots flour)

    (I added some lemon zest )


    1.Preheat oven to 180c
    2. place above ingredients in the bowl and beat till mixed.
    3. Pour mix in loaf tin
    4. Put in oven for 30 mins (180c)
    5. Take out of oven after 30 mins and allow to cool

    while cake is still luke warm make a runny icing sugar mixture with the juice from the lemon/orange it give a really fresh tangy taste that is absorbed into the cake.....so scrummy
    For the drizzle:
    Juice of lemon 1 to 3 heaped tbsp icing sugar. Make drizzle quite thin, so it soaks in
    • Preheat oven 190c for muffin size
    • 15-20 for smaller size.
    Mix syrup ingredients together, !!!!! hot cake with a skewer or fork and pour the syrup over. Leave in tin to cool completely
    Last edited by sandy2; 26-04-2008 at 5:15 PM.
    • buyitall
    • By buyitall 26th Apr 08, 8:58 AM
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    • 26th Apr 08, 8:58 AM
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    • 26th Apr 08, 8:58 AM
    Ooh - you've just reminded me of a lovely recipe given to me by my MIL, haven't made it for ages:

    Lemon yoghurt cake:

    preheat oven 170 degrees
    grease and line 6 inch cake tin

    4oz butter
    8oz caster sugar
    5oz yoghurt
    3 eggs
    grated rind of 1 lemon
    8oz self-raising flour

    Beat sugar and butter.
    Add yoghurt, mix well.
    Beat in eggs and lemon.
    Fold in flour.
    Bake for 1 1/4 hrs.

    Use the juice of the lemon with icing sugar to put on the top of the cake when it's cool.
    • noonesperfect
    • By noonesperfect 26th Apr 08, 11:37 AM
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    • 26th Apr 08, 11:37 AM
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    • 26th Apr 08, 11:37 AM
    Thanks both, the recipes sound yummy!
    • lindadykes
    • By lindadykes 26th Apr 08, 12:15 PM
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    • 26th Apr 08, 12:15 PM
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    • 26th Apr 08, 12:15 PM
    I have used this recipe from the downsizer websitesmany times - you can vary it with other flavours rather than the lemmon, I've tried orange and mixed spice, coffe and chocolate and they all work well.
    Unfeasibly easy lemon yoghurt cake
    100ml plain yoghurt
    200g caster sugar
    100g melted butter (melt the butter in a bowl, either in the devil\'s oven if you have one, or over warm water if you don\'t...saves washing up buwahahahaha)
    2 medium eggs
    grated zest of one unwaxed lemon (or more - when did you last hear of someone come to grief because there was too much lemon zest in a cake)
    250g sr flour
    Method/steps

    1. Whisk/beat all but the flour together (in the butter bowl).
    2. Beat in 250g sr flour till smooth, no mucking about with folding and it's not a muffin. Personally I didn't whisk it, because that would mean two utensils to wash up, so I used a wooden spoon, and you can't tell.
    3. This is for a 7 inch round tin, 180c for 1 hour.
    Linda
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    I love this website for giving others ideas on what to try. Thank you (((everyone)))
    • Jammygal
    • By Jammygal 26th Apr 08, 6:41 PM
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    Jammygal
    Here's one to start you off (my adaptations are in brackets),but there are lots of others including soda bread

    1 pot (small) yoghurt any flavour you like (I used lemon)
    1 pot cooking oil (2/3rd pot corn oil)
    1 pot sugar.... (I used a lot less sugar)
    3 pots self raising flour.... (I used 2 pots flour)
    (I added some lemon zest )


    1.Preheat oven to 180c
    2. place above ingredients in the bowl and beat till mixed.
    3. Pour mix in loaf tin
    4. Put in oven for 30 mins (180c)
    5. Take out of oven after 30 mins and allow to cool
    while cake is still luke warm make a runny icing sugar mixture with the juice from the lemon/orange it give a really fresh tangy taste that is absorbed into the cake.....so scrummy
    For the drizzle:
    Juice of lemon 1 to 3 heaped tbsp icing sugar. Make drizzle quite thin, so it soaks in
    • Preheat oven 190c for muffin size
    • 15-20 for smaller size.
    Mix syrup ingredients together, !!!!! hot cake with a skewer or fork and pour the syrup over. Leave in tin to cool completely
    Originally posted by sandy2
    Thanks for this .....I am always on the look out for recommended egg free cakes as ds has egg/nut allergy.....will defo give this a go
    • noonesperfect
    • By noonesperfect 26th Apr 08, 11:58 PM
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    noonesperfect
    Here's one to start you off (my adaptations are in brackets),but there are lots of others including soda bread

    1 pot (small) yoghurt any flavour you like (I used lemon)
    1 pot cooking oil (2/3rd pot corn oil)
    1 pot sugar.... (I used a lot less sugar)
    3 pots self raising flour.... (I used 2 pots flour)
    (I added some lemon zest )


    1.Preheat oven to 180c
    2. place above ingredients in the bowl and beat till mixed.
    3. Pour mix in loaf tin
    4. Put in oven for 30 mins (180c)
    5. Take out of oven after 30 mins and allow to cool
    while cake is still luke warm make a runny icing sugar mixture with the juice from the lemon/orange it give a really fresh tangy taste that is absorbed into the cake.....so scrummy
    For the drizzle:
    Juice of lemon 1 to 3 heaped tbsp icing sugar. Make drizzle quite thin, so it soaks in
    • Preheat oven 190c for muffin size
    • 15-20 for smaller size.
    Mix syrup ingredients together, !!!!! hot cake with a skewer or fork and pour the syrup over. Leave in tin to cool completely
    Originally posted by sandy2
    Hi Sandy,
    thanks for this.
    Baked it today. TBH I thought you'd forgotten the eggs so I added one !!(and used 3 cartons of flour)
    It did take an hour to cook however.
    Maybe that's because of the extra flour and an egg. :confused:
    Anyway, the result is a very light loaf cake, which is going down well!
    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 27th Apr 08, 7:49 AM
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    Penelope Penguin
    Don't suppose any of you kind ladies has a recipe for a cake or muffins that will use up a small carton of plain yoghurt?

    I can't eat it "raw" so I have to put it into a dish/cake that is cooked.
    Originally posted by noonesperfect
    Are you in the Mr Bad Example fan club :confused: You asked for a meatloaf recipe earlier in the week, and from the same series is this thread Mmmmm, cake (for bloke). The recipe he uses is post 4, and there are pics later. Hope you still have Tena Lady handy

    Penny. x
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    • noonesperfect
    • By noonesperfect 28th Apr 08, 9:08 AM
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    noonesperfect
    Not me Penny, :confused:

    I've already got a meat loaf recipe I like.....
  • mophead
    Just wanted to say thanks to the OP for the recipe I made it on friday, wrapped it up and we had it last night with custard the kids whoofed it down. When i told them we had yoghurt cake for after's they gave me a strange look i'm not sure what they thought they were going to get but they loved it!! Thanks.
  • Tashja
    Mine is in the oven now.

    Used Orange Yoghurt and it looks yummy !

    T xx
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    • Sagaris
    • By Sagaris 4th May 08, 3:53 PM
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    Sagaris
    Mine's now in the oven - I used a spare Mullerlight peach smooth yougurt - will report back on the results later.

    I didn't even get the electric whisk out - just used a balloon whisk - 5 minutes tops!
    Last edited by Sagaris; 04-05-2008 at 4:01 PM.
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  • buxtonrabbitgreen
    I blame you lot.
    I just thought Iwill go and make a yoghurt cake, I think I have a yoghurt lurking in the fridge. Well in trying to find it (unsuccessful, I think DD ate it) I knocked over a tub of cream(open) which fell in the salad drawer. I have now washed the spring onions, lettuce and cauliflower, and am going to make scones instead. I still have a bit of the dammed cream to put on them.
    I made the scones and they look very nice
    Last edited by buxtonrabbitgreen; 04-05-2008 at 4:55 PM.
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  • Tashja
    Orange yoghurt cake with lemon butter icing - too yummy for words, all gone, diet blown out the window

    T xx
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    • Sagaris
    • By Sagaris 11th May 08, 4:20 PM
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    Sagaris
    My yoghurt cake was a bit sweet for our taste - could be because it was a diet youghurt with sweetener in it? I'm going to have another try this afternoon though, when the oven is on to cook dinner, I've bought a plain youghurt just to try it and will add some cocoa this time too.
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