Easy Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Easy Strawberry Yogurt Cake
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It appears we have Summer in full swing now and even had our first proper heat wave! You have no idea how happy it makes me and I don’t even mind being too hot, bring it on! 🙂

Add some wonderfully tasty Summery food and drink to the equation and I’m in heaven and as weekend is almost here I thought that a bit of cake wouldn’t go amiss! Won’t you agree? I thought something light and fruity would be appropriate. As it’s June and Strawberries are at their best I decided upon this Easy Strawberry Yogurt Cake.  

This cake is perfect for this time of year and would be a wonderful accompaniment to afternoon tea, as a part of the picnic fare or a light dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! I use homemade vanilla caster sugar in this recipe. It sounds pretty fancy I know but it’s just caster sugar with used up pods of vanilla which I pop in a jar and top up with more sugar as I go along.  Feel free to use regular caster sugar and add 1 tsp of vanilla extract instead.

There are only two very important things you need to remember before embarking on making this cake. These will ensure that you get a fluffy and light cake instead of dense and heavy disaster.

  1. All the ingredients (including yogurt) MUST be at room temperature.
  2. DO NOT overmix the batter.

That’s really all there is to it! Get baking and enjoy! 🙂

Easy Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Easy Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Yield: 1 cake

Ingredients

  • ***All ingredients should be at room temperature***
  • 350 g plain flour
  • 255 g plain yogurt
  • 85 mls sunflower oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 160 g caster sugar with vanilla or regular caster sugar + 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 punnet of strawberries (hulled and halved lengthwise).
  • Icing sugar
  • Rectangular baking tin 28x18cm (or equivalent)

Instructions

  1. Prepare your baking tin by greasing it and lining the bottom with baking/greaseproof paper.
  2. Put oil, eggs and sugar in a bowl and whisk until combined (use a whisk or a mixer).
  3. Add yogurt and mix again until just incorporated. Don't worry if it looks as if it curdled, adding flour will fix it.
  4. Sieve flour and baking powder into the bowl with wet ingredients and mix gently until just combined. Don't overmix.
  5. Pour the cake batter onto prepared tin.
  6. Arrange strawberries on top of the batter (cut way up) and press them in gently.
  7. Bake at 180C for approx 35-40 min until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let it cool, sprinkle with icing sugar.
  9. Serve with ice cream or cream and enjoy!
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Easy Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Have you got room for more? Why not try these:

What would you say about these  Strawberry Chocolate Banana Muffins by Corina from Searching for Spice or perhaps this wonderful Strawberry & Basil Upside-Down Cake by Angela from Only Crumbs Remain or to top it all of Strawberry Mousse by Jenny from Apply to Face Blog.

Or if you fancy different bake altogether check out my Chocolate Brioche Pudding with Raspberries

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June 23, 2017
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24 Comments

  • Reply Corina

    What a gorgeous cake Jo! It looks to have a lovely fluffy texture and I really love the extra moist bits around the strawberries. Thank you so much for mentioning my muffins too and thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice x

    June 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you and you’re very welcome! I like those bits as well and always get extras as one of my boys eats only the bottom of the cake (not a fan of strawberries). Kids… x

      June 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Lesley@lostinfood

    I love the look of this cake, this might have to be baked over the weekend!

    June 23, 2017 at 4:08 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Lesley! Please do let me know what you think if you make it. x

      June 23, 2017 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Monika Dabrowski

    This is a fabulous cake recipe – no fuss, very few ingredients and it’s bound to taste great with all those strawberries in it! Thank you for bringing this lovely recipe to #CookBlogShare:)

    June 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Monika for your lovely comment! 🙂 Simplicity is what Summer cooking and baking is all about! x

      June 24, 2017 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Sam - Stressy Mama

    Oooh this looks and sounds lovely. I think I’ll have to try it for myself #Brilliantblogposts

    June 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you for your kind comment. I hope you like it 🙂 x

      June 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    This looks absolutely gorgeous Jo, I’m a huge fan of strawberry cakes – they smell absolutely amazing when they come out of the oven as well as tasting heavenly! Thankyou too for mentioning my strawberry upside-down cake too 🙂
    Angela x

    June 26, 2017 at 11:09 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Angela and you are very welcome! 🙂 Oh tell me about the smell… and taste… You know it’s Summer when cake recipes feature strawberries 🙂 x

      June 26, 2017 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply Jenny Paulin

    I love how easy this cake is to make and yet it looks like you have spent hours making it! This would be perfect for a school fete (which I am baking for today!). Hmmm I might see ifs I have time to make this for that, as I think it would sell well lol! I will say as seen at Jo’s Kitchen Larder! Thank you for linking to #bakeoftheweek x

    June 28, 2017 at 3:05 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Jenny. It is one of those Summery bakes which you can whip up pretty much last minute if you fancy a pud after Sunday lunch. I suspect it would do alright at the bake sale (it cuts well too) 🙂 Hope the school fete was super fun and your cakes sold well! x

      July 2, 2017 at 7:52 am
  • Reply Katie Bryson

    This just screams Summer to me – how perfect!!!! Thanks so much for joining in with Simple and in Season this month. xxx
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    July 1, 2017 at 3:21 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Katie! Don’t you just love strawberry season! x

      July 2, 2017 at 7:54 am
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  • Reply Julie McPherson

    Such a delicate and summery cake. Great for enjoying whilst watching the tennis. Commenting as BritMums Baking Round-up Editor. 🙂 x

    July 9, 2017 at 1:34 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Julie! Definitely perfect accompaniment for watching Wimbledon action! x

      July 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm
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  • Reply Helen Costello

    What a wonderful summery recipe – Would go down great at a getogether with friends. Thanks for the tip to make sure all the ingredients are room temp first. Thanks once again for joining in with #BakeoftheWeek. New roundup now open x
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    July 10, 2017 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply Bry Jaimea

    This looks amazing! Already planning when I can make it xx

    July 17, 2017 at 7:56 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you lovely 🙂 x

      July 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm
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