One of the tastiest and simplest cakes out there: a French yogurt cake. It does not get more basic than this. Very easy to throw together for an impromptu dinner among colleagues at our compound in Juba.
I followed the exact recipe from The Cafe Sucre Farine, substituting lemon for lime, and adding a little bit of lime zest to the glaze.
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- grated lime zest, from 2 small limes
- ½ cup canola oil
For the glaze:
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp lime zest
Mix together the first three ingredients, combine with rest, adding in the oil last.
Bake in a greased cake pan at 350f (175c) for 30-40 minutes, depending on your oven.
Once done, flip out of the pan and let cool on a rack. Once cool, drizzle the glaze mixture over the cake.