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Spicy Apple and Currant Yoghurt Cake

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Here is another cake from the weekend baking bonanza. This one surprised me, it is such a light yet moist cake, the apple disappears completely and you would never know it was there. The result is a lemon scented buttery cake that is both moist and light with a smattering of currants for extra texture and flavour.

Not a bad way to use up leftover yoghurt. Although I used plain Greek yoghurt in this recipe, I think it could be made with a fruit yoghurt if you had that on hand instead.

The baking time in my oven was more like 35 minutes. I don’t know if my oven was running very hot or if the recipe was not correct. Just keep an eye on it!

 

Spicy Apple and Currant Yoghurt Cake

125g butter
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
3/4 cup castor sugar
2 eggs
200g carton plain yoghurt
1/2 x 410g can unsweetened pie apple (I stewed up my own apples)
3/4 cup currants
2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons mixed spice

Grease a 23cm square slab pan, line base with paper; grease paper.
Beat butter, rind and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until light and
fluffy; beat in eggs one at a time, beat mixture until combined, stir in yoghurt,
apple and currants, then sifted dry ingredients.
Spread mixture into prepared pan, bake in moderate oven for about 55 minutes.
Stand 5 minutes before turning on to wire rack to cool.
Dust with sifted icing sugar before serving.

Keeping time: 4 days.

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Author: kolandasimone

40, on my way to 40 something...Still not sure what I want to do when I grow up, retire probably... Food obsessed, love to cook it, read about it, eat it... Chock full of useless information that crowds out the useful stuff sometimes.

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