July 16, 2013 by Joanne T Ferguson
My name is Joanne aka mickeydownunder aka Joanna aka FANG and I have never made yogurt before!
I guess like anything else, the first you make something, there is always “an air of apprehension.”
I KNOW I can do ANYTHING I put my mind to do!
I am sure you can laugh along with me when my thoughts YELLED at me, (they like to YELL about foods too lol) “You making yogurt….Are you crazy???!!!” lol
Then my “PASSION and ENTHUSIASM” stepped in and knew this challenge I COULD conquer and win! 🙂
My thinking in making a recipe for the first time is to “keep it simple“…the K.I.S.S principle!
When I opened my What’s On The List folder, what did I see?
“EWE BEAUTY!” (means great or fantastic in Aussie lingo!)
This recipe worked great and tasted great too!
In my E-X-C-I-T-E-M-E-N-T in getting my cake made, I forgot to photograph the yogurt, TRUE! A-hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
We are all inspired by what we read and see!
While there are MANY wonderful recipes for Yiaourtopita (Greek Yogurt Cake), I chose to keep today’s created recipe “simple and versatile” too!
For those unfamiliar with Yiaourtopia, it is a “traditional” Greek New Year’s Day Cake and can be made a day or two in advance.
Wrapping a coin and dropping it inside the cake is “the tradition” to do!
Whoever selects the piece of cake that has the coin in it, (tradition dictates) that person will have good luck for a year!
This cake can be made any time of the year, so seeing it is not New Year’s, I omitted the coin and slightly adapted “the traditional” recipe.
Based on my food lifestyle, I also made this cake sugarless, which is a “healthy bonus” for me without compromising taste.
Ingredients for Joanna’s One Cup Greek Yogurt Cake
1 cup yogurt (homemade! 🙂 )
1 cup macadamia oil (can substitute vegetable oil; like using what I have on hand)
3 cups self-rising flour, sifted
2 cups Naturally Sweet Xylitol *
Naturally Sweet Xylitol Icing Sugar (optional, but recommended too); can substitute icing sugar
zest for 1 orange
Pre heat oven to 160C. (320F)
Combine all ingredients above in a large bowl.
Oil spray a springform pan.
Pour batter in pan.
Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until cake is done and toothpick comes out clean.
Most recipes suggest 1 1/2 hours, but my cake was done in 1 1/4 hours.
This cake would be great for brekkie (breakfast), lunch or tea (dinner).
Perhaps I can make it when you come to visit me! 🙂
Do you think yogurt making is difficult to do?
All you have to do is follow this easy recipe and you can have a cake done in no time too!
Have you made yogurt before?
I would be curious what you then made with it in the comments, other than adding it to some fruit for a healthy snack or for brekkie; am sure others would be too!
What a GREAT Cooks Challenge by The Daring Kitchen for July 2013!
I WISH the velvety, smooth, creamy yogurt you too had seen!
*Xylitol is a natural sugar free sweetener that looks and tastes like sugar, but does not cause a “sugar spike” that other products cause. It has no bitter aftertaste and is great for cooking and baking too.
The Naturally Sweet Xylitol Icing Mix and Xylitol was sent to me to try and create some unusual recipes!
Look forward to see more Naturally Sweet Xylitol Icing Mix and Xylitol recipes!
I previously used Xylitol in my daily life too!