Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Strawberry Yogart Cake with Lemon Frosting

We found an article on the Health News Library website about yogurt and its 7 benefits for better health, which are:

  1. Better Immunity
  2. Calcium Absorption
  3. Fewer Yeast Infections
  4. Digestive Regularity
  5. Food Allergies
  6. Asthma Prevention
  7. Reducing Inflammation

To read the article in its entirety, link here to the Health News Library “7 Health Benefits of Yogurt”.

For the featured recipe, here is what you will need:

ingredients Strawberry Yogart Cake

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
½ tsp. baking soda
12 oz. strawberries½ tsp. salt
Zest of 1 lemon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 Tb. lemon juice, divided
8 oz. plain, Greek yogurt
12 oz. fresh strawberries, diced
1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees ; grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan (10-15 cup pan).

order of mixing Strawberry Yogart Cake

  1. Sift together the 2 ¼ cups of flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. Mix in the lemon zest and set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4.  Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in 1 tbsp. lemon juice.
  5. Alternate beating in the yogurt and flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated.

strawberries mix with flourToss the strawberries with the remaining ¼ cup of flour. Gently mix them into the batter. Pour the batter into the Bundt pan. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Allow to cool 20 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Place cake onto a large dessert platter once cooled. Whisk together the remaining 2 tbsp. of lemon juice and the powdered sugar. Drizzle over the top of the cake. Plate and serve.

Strawberry Yogart Cake with Lemon Frosting

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Add a Little Zest

lemon zet

When a recipe calls for “zest” of a citrus fruit, it’s referring to the colorful outer part of the skin, not the inner white part, which is known as the pith. The zest contains all of the aromatic citrus oils and provides a hint of citrus tang to the recipe. A simple method of obtaining a fine zest is by rubbing the fruit against the smallest holes of a cheese grater.

Usually a recipe will call for 1 to 3 teaspoons of citrus zest. If you happen to not have an orange or lemon in the kitchen, then you have to run to the store to get yourself one. This can be time consuming and not to mention the gas you have to use.

grating lemon zestHere is our solution:  After squeezing or juicing lemons or oranges do not toss the peels. Freeze the peels or rinds in a freezer bag and whenever you need zest of a lemon or orange, you can grate it from the frozen peels.

The flavor is just the same as if the peel were fresh.

It will save a trip to the store just to buy a citrus fruit for a small amount of zest. This tip works well if you make cheesecake often in your kitchen.

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