Cranberry Yoghurt Cake

















The Holidays will not be complete without a nice Holiday baking treat!

In fact it is snowing where I am right now. I am in bed recovering from a bad cold and I am thinking that my time would be better spent in the kitchen making this:


This yoghurt cake turned out very well. Yet it was a bit different in flavor. I love experimenting with different ratios when baking. In my home county we bake a lot using yoghurt. This time I changed the ratio of the recipe and wanted to experiment with adding more yogurt. As a result, this recipe has more yoghurt than other bread or cake recipes. It has a bit of a short bread flavor. It is tasty but a bit different from a traditional cranberry bread recipe. So...try it. Let me know if you like it.

Ingredients:

3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar 
2 oz butter (about half a stick)
2 eggs
1 cup olive oil
14 oz yoghurt
1/2 cup fresh or dried cranberries
21/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder



Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk the wet ingredients in a bowl. Add the dry ingredients and mix until the batter has even texture, yet slightly moist and lump. Don't over-mix. Mixing the batter too much will lead to a dry cake.
Grease a 9 x 3 inch bundt pan. Poor the batter into the pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 10 min. Baking times may vary depending on altitude and your oven. You know when it's done when you see a golden crust on top and when you can stick a toothpick it comes out clean.  Let cool.

To move the cake from the pan into a platter: Using a spatula or a plastic knife, gently release the edges of the cake from the pan. Put a plate on top to cover completely the top of the cake. Very quickly turn the bundt pan upside down so that the plate become on the bottom.



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11 comments:

This sounds so good! Pinned! Visiting from DIY Sunday Showcase

November 24, 2013 at 11:50 AM comment-delete

Thank you Annmarie, I appreciate the pin! I enjoyed reading your latest DIY post!

November 24, 2013 at 9:38 PM comment-delete

Love the idea of cranberry and yoghurt. Happy holidays from Carole's Chatter

November 25, 2013 at 11:56 AM comment-delete

Thanks Carole, happy holidays to you as well!

November 25, 2013 at 5:01 PM comment-delete

I get so excited this time of year because of the sweet potatoes, pecans, and of course cranberries. I noticed your cake has chocolate in it, which I really like pairing with cranberries. Yogurt isn't something I bake with much (and by much I mean pretty much never!). Would be interested to try.
Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

November 25, 2013 at 5:35 PM comment-delete

Thank you, Michelle.

November 25, 2013 at 6:17 PM comment-delete

I'm not much of a cranberry lover. We never have the cranberry sauce on the side at Thanksgiving, but I know they are extremely good for you. This sounds like a nice way to get them into my diet :) Thanks for sharing this one with us at Countdown in Style as well! xo

November 25, 2013 at 9:04 PM comment-delete

We are not much into cranberry sauce ourselves, this is why I am experimenting with cranberries in other recipies! Thank you for your comment.

November 26, 2013 at 11:16 AM comment-delete

This looks delicious Maria. I will be baking this winter (for the first time) and I will pin this so I can try it out! Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don't forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!

~~April~~
100lbCountdown.com

November 28, 2013 at 5:46 AM comment-delete

It's like a fruit cake... only one that is good AND healthy! Thanks for joining our Home for the Holidays party. Hugs, Holly

December 10, 2013 at 2:34 AM comment-delete

I'm always up for trying something nontraditional, and this looks delicious! Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

December 12, 2013 at 2:47 PM comment-delete

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