Recipe | Easy Yoghurt Cake

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It’s no secret my kids love to bake, and love to experiment with new recipes. Now Beastie is bigger he loves to get involved and help out too. Kiki is great at involving him in whatever she is making – though sometimes he likes to try and take over. When Piccolo asked us to share a delicious cake recipe, to celebrate their first birthday today I knew I wanted to make a variation on this yoghurt cake. It is such an easy recipe to make, light, healthy and oh so tasty. We switched the usual soy yoghurt we use for their cherry yoghurt pouches {they were Beastie’s favourites when he was a baby}, added some fresh cherry’s and topped it all off with cherry jam icing.

It’s a quick and easy cake to make, but looks impressive – a perfect one to pull out when you have friends coming over! If you use plain yoghurt you can add any combination of berries you like, or switch them out for some grated lemon zest, a lemon juice and a sprinkle of poppy seeds. Or leave it as a plain cake, and top with a dusting of icing sugar and some artfully arranged strawberries!

This is one I can safely leave the kids in charge of, and know it will turn out perfect {to be fair, Kiki does more baking than I do these days, so her cakes always come out amazingly}

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I N G R E D I E N T S

300g soy yoghurt {For this we used 3 Piccolo Cherry Yogurt pouches}

200g self-raising flour

150g caster sugar

3 large eggs/ Vegan egg replacer {I use THIS}

100g coconut oil

1tsp vanilla extract

200g berries

1 tbsp cherry jam

250g icing sugar

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M E T H O D

1| Preheat your oven to 180C, and grease a 9×13 baking tin

2| Mix together the flour, yoghurt and sugar, then add in the oil, eggs and vanilla.

3| Beat until you have a smooth batter and pour into your baking tin

4| Scatter your berries over the top of the cake, pushing down slightly

5| Bake for around 45 minutes, until golden on top.

6| Once cool, mix the icing sugar with the jam and enough water to get a smooth but not too thin consistency, and ice the cake. You could add extra berries on top of the icing.

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Thanks to Piccolo for providing us with the goodies to make their birthday cake, we had great fun making {and eating} it! You can download this gorgeous recipe card so you can make your own!

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