Yoghurt cake with lemon (Yiaourtopita)


"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

6 eggs, separated 250 gm softened butter 330 gm (1½ cups) white sugar 2 tsp lemon rind 420 gm (1½ cups) thick Greek yoghurt (preferably full-cream) 450 gm (3 cups) self-raising flour 3 tsp baking powder For dusting: icing sugar

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and flour a 26cm-diameter fluted ring tin.
  • 02
  • Whisk the eggwhites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form.
  • 03
  • 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.
  • 04
  • 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).
  • 05
  • Once out of the oven and while still hot, turn out and dust the cake with icing sugar.

Note This recipe is from Sweet Greek: Simple Food & Sumptuous Feasts ($39.95), published by Melbourne Books, and has been edited.


At A Glance

  • Serves 8 - 10 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 8 - 10 people

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Jul 2013

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