This healthy olive oil cake makes use of limes, yoghurt and olive oil. It's fresh, light and will definitely bring a smile to your face.
I like to refer to this healthy olive oil cake as my "happy cake".
Because it incorporates all my favourite flavours that put a smile on my face. It's a little bit of happiness in every slice. (Ok that sounded a little too much like a slogan for an advertisement!).
The benefits of this healthy cake
- Limes - it's bursting with the flavours of zesty limes, full-fat Greek yoghurt and fruity, extra virgin olive oil.
It's no secret here at Souvlaki For The Soul how much I adore limes. From using them in a baked lime cheesecake and even using them as a marinade for steak. Their versatility is endless.
As usual, if you don't have limes, I recommend you go with lemons - they're equally delicious and fit well with the citrus profile of the cake. And yes. Oranges would be fantastic too!
- Yoghurt - you should also know by now that Greek yoghurt is a " must-have" staple in my fridge too.
- Olive oil - when it comes to olive oil, you don't have to be an Einstein to work out that I have litres of it stored away in my apartment! I like to refer to it as "glistening gold".
Plus it's super easy to whip up and enjoy it for afternoon or morning tea.
To give this healthy olive oil cake a little facelift, dress it up with some lime zest that had been tossed in a small amount of sugar. It gives an extra burst of zing and sweetness in every bite. Again, this is entirely optional.
Whatever you do just make it...it's bound to bring a smile on your face too.
Thank you and take care.
Healthy Olive Oil Cake
- 1 cup Greek yoghurt
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 2 eggs
- 1 ¾ cup flour, plain, sifted
- 1 cup sugar, caster or superfine
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 lime, zested
- 2 tablespoon sugar, caster or superfine
- 1 lime, zested
- Preheat your oven to 180 deg C and grease a 22cm baking tin - I used olive oil spray
- In a large bowl mix the yoghurt, olive oil, juice and eggs until well combined.
- In another bowl combine the flour, suagr, baking powder, salt and lime zest.
- Pour the lime mixture into the flour mixture. Using a wooden spoon mix until well combined. Do not overwork the batter.
- Pour the cake batter into the baking tin and cook for 45-50 mins. The cake is cooked whern it is browned on top and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in the tin for 5 mins before removing. Once cooled completely sprinkle with optional topping. Serve with Greek yoghurt.
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Hi, I'm about to put this in the oven and realized the recipe doesn't call for sugar in the batter. Is this possible? Why is someone in the comments asking if they can reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup?
Hi Dina..I just moved the blog over and realised some recipes have ingredients missing. Yes - the cake does have sugar. One cup to be precise (you can change that to a lesser amount if you wish). Apologies!