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Lemon and Bergamot Scented Yogurt Cake

Lemon and Bergamot Scented Yogurt Cake

I'd never used Bergamots before (they look like a cross between an orange and a lemon and have a slightly bitter taste), so when Natoora sent me some in my recent box, I was intrigued. After a bit of research (I found out the distinctive aroma of the bergamot is most commonly known for its use in Earl Grey Tea) I came up with this recipe, which also incorporated the greek yogurt I was sent by Total. The ground almonds and greek yogurt helped keep the cake lovely and moist.

It turned out to be a beautifully delicate cake, with a subtle citrus scent - perfect drizzled with some warm honey and served with a dollop of greek yogurt.
                                     

LEMON AND BERGAMOT SCENTED YOGURT CAKE

 | Serves: 10 slices | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 40 Minutes | Total Time: 50 Minutes |


Ingredients:

  • 200g Self Raising Flour
  • 100g Ground Almonds
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 250g Greek Yogurt
  • 150ml Sunflower Oil
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Zest of half a Bergamot

Instructions:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180c/160 fan/Gas 4. Oil a 20cm springform tin.
  • Step 2: Put all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the centre.
  • Step 3: Add the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Step 4: Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 40 minutes, although check after 30 minutes. A skewer should come out clean.
  • Step 5: Leave to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin and serve with some warm honey and greek yogurt.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 21st February 2010 |





Comments

  1. Where did you get Bergamots??!!
    A great looking cake!

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  2. Wow Beth, that looks so moist and delicious. I have never used, nor even tasted bergamots ( I don't think). You have inspired me! Lucie x

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  3. How interesting! Mr CC had bergamot in a fish dish on Saturday and we realised we didn't know what bergamot was i.e. herb, spice or anything else!

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  4. Yogurt cake is seriously one of my favorite cakes to bake!! I love the lemony flavors and so I think I'm going to have to try this.

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  5. I've never used Bergamont but I'm intrigued now. I've made a yoghurt cake before and it really makes the cake moist and fluffy, your cake looks exactly that.

    Maria
    x

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  6. I don't believe I've ever seen a bergamot in a store here ever

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  7. I love yogurt cakes. I might try this one with grapefruit since I have a ton!

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  8. Wow never heard of Bergamot either, sounds interesting. Looks a lovely moist cake

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  9. I have never seen Bergamot, but only ever smelt it mixed in with the tea leaves. The cake looks lovely and tender.

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  10. I had no idea you could buy bergamots! I'd love to try cooking with those! The cake looks great!

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  11. What a wonderful looking and sounding cake. Where on earth does one get bergamots from I wonder. I like Early Grey and keep thinking I should make an earl grey cake, but using bergamots direct sounds even better.

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  12. Yum, I bet the citrusy flavor of the Bergamot went so well with the lemon. The bottom photo shows how moist the cake is!

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