Yogurt Cake No Butter with apple and olive oil

Yogurt Cake No Butter with apple and olive oil

By 07/01/2013

We all feel a little "heavier" after the festivities.

On my side I have literally stuffed myself for the last couple of weeks: endless lunches and family gatherings have certainly not helped keeping in shape. Having said that it would be too depressive to brutally stop having any treats when all the sparkle is over. And there are always ways around it.. πŸ™‚

In order to feel less guilty, today I had my espresso with this butter free yogurt cake. I find that cakes made with olive oil instead of butter are much lighter and easier to digest.

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

Wash the lemon and dry it well with a cloth. Put the yogurt in a bowl and grate the lemon zest on it.

Β Light yogurt lemon cake with no butter

Add the sugar, the eggs and the oil and stir well

Light yogurt lemon cake with no butter

Squeeze the lemon juice and add the flour. Stir all the ingredients in

Light yogurt lemon cake with no butter

Peel and cut the apple into little bits and add it to the mixtureΒ  incorporating it well

Light yogurt lemon cake with no butter

Pour the mixture into a greased round baking tray

Light yogurt lemon cake with no butter

Cook it in the lower rack of the oven at 180C for 35-40 minutes until golden on top.

Dust with some vanilla icing sugar.

Light yogurt lemon cake with no butter

Light yogurt lemon cake with apple

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7 Responses to Yogurt Cake No Butter with apple and olive oil

  1. Javelin Warrior

    I love that you’re thinking lighter now that the holidays are past πŸ™‚ I have to admit, I’ve been eating FAR to many goodies this season and my freezer is still full of leftovers :/ This cake sounds delicious and the color is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing and I love the tutorial photos…

  2. Mich Piece of Cake

    This is the type of cake I love because it has no butter! Simple and fast, will try it out sometime.

  3. Caroline Taylor

    I love the sound of this cake, I’ve never made anything quite like it and could just do with a slice!

  4. unikorna

    I reallyyyyyyy love this one, I shall try it as soon as possible and post it on my blog πŸ™‚ and let you judge the outcome. Kisses lovely Alida.

    • Alida

      I will be honoured if you did that. I bet you can grow radicchio where you are, can you?X

  5. Laura Loves Cakes

    I know the feeling…I definitely need to cut back in January! This looks like the perfect solution…a healthier cake…you can still eat cake but without the calories. Yogurt in cakes always makes them really moist too! πŸ™‚

  6. Gingi Freeman

    Oh my, this looks heavenly!! Thanks for sharing!

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