Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Yogurt and semolina cake

My Sister- in Law and I had organized to meet on Sunday last week. A little while ago she gave me some lemons to make the lemon curd I needed for the Retirement cake I made in July. So I thought to say Thank you I would bring her some freshly lemon curd with the last lemons I had but I didn't want to bring the lemon curd on its own so I made a cake. I wanted something quick and easy to make with the ingredients I already had at home. So I made this wonderful yoghurt cake that inspired from a recipe found on a French website.
Here is the original recipe:
- 1 pot of yogurt (I use Yoplait Trim, then use this pot as a measuring cup for the rest of the ingredients,
- 2 pots of sugar (I actually only used one and I have found that to be enough)
- 1/2 pot of oil
- 3 eggs
- 2 pots of flour

Preheat the oven to 200 degree C.

Mix all the ingredients and pour in a greased tin.

Bake for about 30 minutes.

when I made this one, I actually burnt it. Doesn't happen too often luckily and I didn't want to bring a burnt cake to my Brother and Sister- in Law so I made another one... except I ran out of flour... BUT I had some semolina flour and I thought I could put the same quantity of semolina that I had flour missing. I started with /2 cup of flour (to 1 and a half cup of self- rising flour) and it was just great. The cake was moist and still very light.

Because the cake was so successful (even the burnt one at home), I decided to make it into muffins. I added some lemon and orange zest for some more flavor and here they are:

My 13 month old son had some when he woke up and I had to give him a second piece. I hope you enjoy making and eating this as much as we do :)


  1. I made these on the weekend, with the lemon zest added. Then when I pulled them out of the oven I drizzled lemon syrup (half sugar, half lemon juice)over the top. So yummy and so simple!

  2. Thanks for following my blog and posting your comment.
    Gosh Nico that sounds divine! Makes me feel like making it again but with the syrup. Not sure my Husband will let me though, I have a few more new recipes on the go at the moment soon to be posted.