Strawberry yoghurt cake (379 calories per serve)

I made my first yoghurt cake a while ago and got hooked. It’s just brings out a light and fluffy taste to it. I have since started experimenting with various different fruits and berries into yoghurt cakes. We went to a strawberry farm last week and picked a lot of strawberries. My daughter was absolutely thrilled with the picking part, not so much with the eating part. She just doesn’t like eating strawberries as much as she likes eating blueberries, bananas or apples. So after giving some strawberries away to our neighbours and making several smoothies, I have finally used up the last batch of strawberries in this cake.

Serves 8

Prep time 20 mins
Bake time 40 mins

160g butter, softened
180g sugar
2 vanilla bean pods (if you can’t get pods, vanilla bean paste will do)
2 eggs
180g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
280g Greek yoghurt
300g strawberries (half chopped into 1cm pieces, other half sliced thinly)

Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a cake pan (approx. 20cm) or thereabouts.

Using an electric beater, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Then add the vanilla beans and the eggs.

Gradually add the plain flour and baking powder into the mix. It gets a bit thick at this point so you may even want to stop using the electric beater and stir if you prefer.

Stir through the chopped strawberries and pour the batter into the cake tin.

Lay out the remaining strawberry slice on the top of the cake and bake for about 40 minutes or when it comes out clean with a cake tester.

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