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…It’s back! I am a little over-excited about the new series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ starting tonight (8pm BBC1).
To commemorate this I thought I would aim to do a post every Wednesday of recipes that fit in with the episodes theme – tonight’s is cakes!
Lime, Yoghurt and Olive Oil Cake
285g whole full fat Greek yoghurt
79ml of olive oil
225g caster sugar
zest of one lime
4 tablespoons lime juice
220g of sifted plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Extra lime zest and golden granulated sugar for topping
Pre-heat the oven to 180 C
Grease a 22cm springform baking tin
Mix the yoghurt, olive oil, sugar, lime juice, zest, and eggs in a bowl until well combined.
In a separate large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
Pour the wet ingredients mixture into the flour mixture and use a wooden spoon to mix until just combined. Don’t overwork the batter.
Pour into the baking tin and cook for approx 45-50 mins. The cake is ready when it has browned on top and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Leave it to cool in the cake tin for five minutes and then invert it onto a cake cooler.
Once cooled, combine one tablespoon of lime zest with two tbsps of the granulated sugar and sprinkle liberally on top.
Sit down with a cup of tea (or a mojito) and enjoy the fruits of your labour – it’s worth it.