Grapefruit yoghurt cake

grapefruit yoghurt cakeTis the season of citrus (have you made your marmalade?). Everything coming out of the kitchen has citrus in it – hot grapefruit and honey drink, orange coconut cookies, lemon honey and this zesty cake.

1 1/2c flour
2tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1c yoghurt
1c sugar
3 eggs
Zest of 2 grapefruits
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2c rice bran oil (or other cold pressed, mild tasting oil)

  • Heat the oven to 180
  • Butter then flour a 20x30cm loaf tin or ring tin
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt
  • In another bowl whisk together yoghurt, sugar, eggs, zest and vanilla
  • Slowly whisk the dry into the wet (vigorous whisking at this stage will make for a rubber cake!)
  • Fold in the oil
  • Pour into the tin and bake for 50minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Make the syrup
1/3c grapefruit juice
1 Tablespoon sugar
Gently cook the grapefruit juice and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Pour over the cake.