Spiced yoghurt cake traybake

Spiced yoghurt cake traybake


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About this recipe: A gorgeously spiced yoghurt cake that needs nothing but a dusting of icing sugar to finish. Slice into squares for an easy way to please a crowd. Perfect to bring into work to treat colleagues or for a cake sale.


Serves: 24 

  • 400g caster sugar
  • 225g butter, softened
  • 280g plain flour
  • 250g natural yoghurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour one 23x33cm (9x13 in) cake tin.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the flour, yoghurt, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, salt and bicarb. Mix until combined then beat at high speed for 2 minutes. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin.
  4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 to 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean. Cool cake in tin on a wire rack.


For a less sweet cake, feel free to reduce the sugar by 100 to 150 grams.

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