I have made this yoghurt cake several times to ensure that the baking time and temperature were spot on. We have served it for dessert and as a tea time treat. Leave it unadorned and eat alone or with marmalade. This cake will keep for a few days in an airtight container.
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For more than two decades now, I have used fructose as my sugar alternative. There are many others on the market and I got to thinking about them when making this recipe for yoghurt cake. The fructose levels seem really high here but funnily enough the cake did not taste overly sweet at all. I would like to experiment with the recipe in time. I could make use of stevia which comes from a plant that is indigenous to South America. It is a calorie and carbohydrate free alternative with no glycemic impact. It is 300 times sweeter than sucrose and has a slight licourice aftertaste. I might try this recipe again using honey which comprises vitamins, trace enzymes, minerals and amino acids. Honey consists of antimicrobial properties and you should get yours from hives as close to where you live as possible. Choose raw, unheated honey at all times.
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Given that honey is sweeter than sugar I am sure I could use less here, gram for gram. Personally I do not make use of xylitol which is found naturally in fibrous fruits and vegetables. This five-carbon sugar is an expensive alternative. It may be the healthier choice given its low glycaemic index and low calorie count when compared to cane sugar. However, for me, fructose has worked very well in my diet. My weight has not changed much since my twenties which is the main consideration. I served this yoghurt cake with ruby grapefruit marmalade as dessert.
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- 240 g thick yoghurt
- 410 g fructose
- 390 g flour
- 125 mls canola oil
- 3 eggs
- 7.5 mls baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 5 mls vanilla purée
- Preheat the oven to 160° C
- Place all of the ingredients into a stand mixer bowl
- Mix using a balloon whisk until combined
- Pour into a lined cake tin and bake for 90 minutes
- Remove from the oven, turn the cake out of the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack before serving
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26 thoughts on “Yoghurt Cake”
Great little tips about honey Tandy. Since I have moved up North, I am struggling to find a local honey supplier. I miss having honey in my world.
Also, love your cake. I have started packing a little something sweet with my lunches, will def be giving yours a whirl. 🙂
Maybe you can start your own hive?
Love using yoghourt in cakes as it makes them so moist! If I used sugar instead of fructose would I use the same amount! Think I would serve it with lemon or passionfruit curd.
The curd sounds like a great idea. You can use gram for gram sugar instead of fructose 🙂
I love how yoghurt makes cake so moist and delicious. 🙂
Me too Krista 🙂
Lovely teatime treat.
🙂 Mandy xo
Thank you Mandy 🙂
Love ly cake, yep yogurt make sit moist. I have yet to try xylitol.
I find it very expensive so I don’t use it 🙂
I really want to try this yogurt cake, Tandy. Is it okay if I use the same amount of sugar instead of fructose?
Yes, just substitute gram for gram 🙂
whoa, this cake looks so fluffy! and love the idea of adding honey. it adds such a great, cozy flavor to baked goods (:
It does indeed 🙂
Love the crumb on this cake Tandy, cakes like this are my favorite, they are the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack.
I think I could do with some for breakfast right now!
This sounds like a keeper of a cake! Never have tried fructose though that sounds like a winner, too!
I always use fructose but you can use sugar 🙂
First of all, I just read your “About” section and I didn’t realize you live in Gordons Bay!! My husband and I stayed there a few years ago after visiting his Grandmother in the Cape, and we had such a lovely time. We went shark diving near there 😉 Second of all, this cake sounds great!!!
I love where I live which is a blessing. Thanks for the compliment Katherine 🙂
A very nice recipe, Tandy. I have not heard of vanilla puree before – where would I get that?
Here is a recipe http://tandysinclair.com/vanilla-puree/ or you can buy at either Woolworths or Pick n Pay 🙂
I’m such a huge fan of yoghurt in cakes and muffins. The texture is always better and more enjoyable to eat.
I also like using yoghurt in baking but I don’t do so often enough.