Yoghurt cake with Lemon !


"You don't need an excuse or reason to make yiaourtopita, which is a delicious cake for any occasion. Make it for your family and friends, and serve it with a cup of coffee or tea."

You'll need

6eggs, separated250 gmsoftened butter330 gm (1½ cups)white sugar2 tsplemon rind420 gm (1½ cups)thick Greek yoghurt (preferably full-cream)450 gm (3 cups)self-raising flour3 tspbaking powderFor dusting:icing sugar

Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and flour a 26cm-diameter fluted ring tin.

  • Whisk the eggwhites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form

  • Beat the butter with the sugar using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer. Add the egg yolks one at a time, followed by the lemon rind, then the yoghurt. With the mixer on the slowest speed, gradually add the flour and baking powder. Fold in the eggwhites.

  • Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake until you can tell it is fully cooked by inserting a knife in the middle – you’ll know it’s ready when the knife comes out clean (40-45 minutes).

  • Once out of the oven and while still hot, turn out and dust the cake with icing sugar.


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