Recently I discovered a whole new world of food blog events. These events are basically a perfect platform to know fellow bloggers and share recipes and thus food passion. These events gives us an opportunity to visit each other and have fun while creating and sharing.
One of these amazing events is Bake-Along which is a bi-monthly event hosted by three incredible bloggers - Joyce from Kitchen flavours, Lena from Frozen Wings and Zoe from Bake for Happy kids.
It is and amazing Blog-hop event which has no rules, no commitments nor any member list. (No-You have to like my page on Facebook kind of things ;)lol)
You are free to join whenever you want. Each of the host has a list of upcoming recipe or theme which helps you to prepare beforehand and lets you decide whether you want to join or not. (Though with their amazing list of recipes and themes, I am sure you will want to everytime)
This is my first entry and a beginning to one seriously no-fuss event. Let me confess that when I read the recipe I wasn't sure how it will turn out. I have tried a yogurt cake before(Orange Yoghurt cake) and was extremely happy with the soft texture of the cake and its light orange flavour. What I particularly love is the low calorie in this cake and thus it being guilt-free. With this recipe I was a bit worried with the flavour and was almost tempted to add some lemon rind and juice. However, I followed the recipe to the T and was extremely overjoyed with the result. My cake was well risen, very soft and above all enjoyed by everyone.
I decided on doing a lacy decoration with icing sugar on the cake with the help of a paper doily as suggested by the baker. The problem was I didn't have a paper doily, so I made a very lame paper doily by hand (cutting odd shapes on a folded piece of paper) and dusted the top of cake with icing/confectioner's sugar. Have to confess that however kiddish my paper doily was, I was happy to see the pristine white icing sugar on the browned cake top. Next time I must try one of my hand-made crochet doily for better results!!
Recipe adapted from here
Ingredients: I have halved the recipe
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar(powdered)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- a pinch of baking soda
- a pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt or low-fat yogurt
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius. Grease and line bottom and sides of a 9" round pan.
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
Whisk together yogurt, oil, egg and vanilla in another bowl.
Pour the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture and stir well.
Pour the batter in prepared pan and bake for 30 mins or till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Let the cake cool in the pan for 5 mins, invert onto a wire rack and turn right side up to cool completely.
Place a paper doily (I made my own by simply cutting random shapes on a folded piece of paper) on top of the cake and dust with icing sugar(or powdered sugar) to create a lacy decoration.
Slice the cake and serve with sliced seasonal fruits and yogurt.
Can be stored in room temperature for upto 2 days in a cakekeeper or in a plastic wrap.
Happy Healthy Yogurt-cake Eating