Monday 14 January 2013

Almond Yogurt Cake with Strawberry Glaze

I love these lovely light yogurt cakes and to be honest, it  has been a while since I have baked one.  They are so simple to bake with most ingredients to hand and the best thing......very little washing up!! teehehe!  

I glazed this with a strawberry jam and topped it off with some yummy almond flakes.  The possibilities are endless..
Almond Yoghurt Cake with Strawberry Glaze


150g plain flour
55g ground almonds
225g granulated sugar
125ml canola oil
2 tsps baking powder
a pinch of salt
120ml plain yogurt
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond essence


8 tablespoons strawberry jam 
handful of flaked almonds

1.Preheat the oven to 175C.  Butter a loaf pan 8x5" approx.

2. Mix the eggs, yogurt, vanilla and almond essence until thoroughly mixed.  

3. Add all dry ingredients.  Fold in the oil until the mixture resembles a batter. 

4. Pour into the loaf pan.  Tap onto the surface, to ensure it is smooth on top.

5. Bake for 50 minutes until golden brown.  Insert a knife in the centre to check it is cooked through.

6. Cool for 10 minutes and take out of the pan.

For the glaze

Microwave the jam in a microwaveable bowl for around 30-40 seconds until the jam is hot and liquid.  Using a brush, apply the glaze onto the loaf and sprinkle with almonds.

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