Recipe Scene: Yoghurt and Lime Cake

Although I’ve listed this recipe before when I made it with lemons, I’m posting it again with limes as I have an abundance of them on the tree at the moment.  This is a top recipe – quick to throw together and it always turns out beautifully.  It can be made with either lemons or limes, whichever you have the most of at the time.  I always use Greek yoghurt but I’m sure it would work nicely with flavored yoghurt as well.  Sometimes I make a lime drizzle to pour over it, other times just plain icing.  In the pictures here I’ve made a thin citrus icing.



1 ¾ cups sugar

Zest of 2 limes

2 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup yoghurt

3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

2 cups self raising flour



  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees C. grease and line a cake tin, whatever shape you like.
  2. Place the sugar, zest, eggs and oil in a food processor and mix until thick and smooth. If you prefer you can use hand mixers or a bench mixer.  Add the yoghurt and juice and mix until just combined.  Add the flour and mix briefly – you don’t want to over mix.
  3. Pour into the cake tin and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the cake is done. Leave in the tin for about 10 minutes then turn onto a cooling rack.
  4. Dust the cake with icing sugar, cove with icing or pour over some lime drizzle

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Kate works in local government as an occupational therapist but her heart is in the kitchen. When she’s not looking through cookbooks Kate gardens, reads, sees films, listens to music and catches up with mates. She loves cooking mainly because it gives her an excuse to eat.