Walnut yogurt cake recipe

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serves: 4 - 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 35 min
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  • So quickly made, this loaf is delicious for a mid-morning snack with a cup of coffee. Spread with butter or just served thickly sliced, it is good at any time of the day. Great for a quick breakfast with a banana and glass of milk or juice or add a few slices in your packed lunch box! This loaf only takes 35 mins to bake and combines a creamy, thick yogurt with soft brown sugar to make one moreish, moist loaf that the whole family will love. You could even serve this cake as a dessert with ice cream or lashings of double cream.

    Ingredients

    • 150g natural yogurt
    • 100g soft brown sugar
    • 25g soft margarine
    • 2 eggs, medium
    • 100g walnuts, chopped
    • 175g self raising flour
    • For the topping:
    • 1-2tbsp runny honey
    • 1tsp lemon juice
    • A few walnut halves

    Method

    • Preheat oven to 180⁰C/350⁰F/Fan 160⁰C/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 450g loaf tin.

    • Put the yogurt, sugar, margarine, eggs, half the walnuts and flour into a large bowl.

    • Beat together well until smooth and creamy. Spoon into the loaf tin and bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until well risen and golden brown or a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

    • Cool the loaf in the tin then turn out onto a cooling rack.

    • To make the topping, mix together 1 tbsp of the honey and lemon juice and brush it over the top of the loaf.

    • Press the remaining walnuts on top of the loaf and drizzle with the remaining honey.

    Top tip for making Walnut yogurt cake

    Try different flavoured yogurt in this recipe – hazelnut is particularly good.

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