Thursday, 9 June 2011

Nuriye's Cake - Olive Oil and Yogurt Cake

This is my husbands neice Nuriye and when we saw her last she was very excited and wanted to make a cake to post on this blog.  She lives in an area of Adana and this cake is typical of what young girls her age are learning to cook.  The cake was light and moist so all in all she did a great job and it tasted great.

Nuriyes Mother checking the measurements
3 eggs
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of yogurt
3.5 cups of flour
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 tsp baking powder or use SR flour
coco powder

In a bowl whisk the eggs and the sugar together, after a few minutes add the yogurt and the oil.  Mix well.  Add in the desired amount of coco powder and the baking powder, mix well.  Slowly add in the flour until everything is well combined.  Pour into cake tin and bake in a preheated oven on a moderate to high heat until cooked.

Nuriye used a pkt of something for the top but you can use some sweetened labne with a bit of lemon in it.

Finished product


  1. With the yoghurt and oil this would be so nice and moist. I bet it keeps really well too. But it's probably so yummy that that's not a problem you've had to face yet.

  2. Like you said it was eaten in one go. It was light and fluffy and moist. Being 13 she used coco powder but you could easily add in a cup of grated carrot with some chopped nuts or even a mashed banana or two.