Healthy-ish yoghurt cake with hibiscus glaze 🌺

Hey hey beautiful people, I hope you’re all doing well! Happy New Blog Post day ❤️

I was recently lying on the sofa trying to have a bit of an afternoon rest after a bad night of sleep when I had the HUGE urge to make a cake 🎂

I’ve developed many different recipes in the past; some healthier than others! This one is a simple, fuss-free, one bowl kind of cake that is still pretty healthy but contains more traditional ingredients…

This recipe uses Greek Yoghurt which not only give a really nice flavor, it also keeps the cake nice and moist without adding too much fat. It also contains very little sugar; the result isn’t a very sweet cake so a glaze over it is really nice. I am hot a huge fan of super sweet desserts however my husband is and he still loved this! Give it a try – it’s so easy and quick to make and the result is absolutely delicious 😋

Ingredients:

2 cups spelt flour

1 cup low fat Greek yoghurt

1/4 cup milk of choice

2 eggs

1/2 cup brown sugar (scant)

1/2 cup vegetable oil (scant)

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon good vanilla

1 tablespoon lemon zest (optional)

Pinch of salt

For the glaze

2 tablespoons dried hibiscus

1/2 cup boiling water

2 tablespoons honey

Method:

The best part about this cake is that it comes together in one bowl within 5 mins and bakes for just 30 to 35 minutes.

Preheat your over to 180 degrees Celsius and line a small loaf pan with parchment paper and some cooking spray.

Start by beating eggs with a whisk in a large bowl with the sugar; I add a little bit less than 1/2 a cup as listed in Ingredients. Once combined, add oil and whisk again until combines. Finally, add vanilla (make sure it’s a good quality vanilla) together with milk, yoghurt and lemon zest (if using).

Once whisked together, add dry ingredients- so spelt flour and baking soda. You can opt for a different flour here – I’ve used regular cake flour, self raising flour and whole grain flour and they all work really well! If using self raising flour, reduce baking soda to 1 teaspoon instead of 2.

Bake in the over until a tooth pick comes out clean – approx 30-35 mins.

Allow to cool completely then make glaze.

Simply add dried hibiscus to a mug / jar with boiling water and allow to steep. Once cool, add honey and mix well.

Then pour over each slice and enjoy – so yum!

That’s it from me for today – I’ll be back with a new blog post Every Single Saturday 🙂

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