Today I am keeping it very simple with a cake that is perfect for “baking beginners”. Everybody should be able to make this cake – even though he or she never had a whisk or mixing bowl in his/her hands before. This Simple & Easy Yogurt Berries Cake does not need high tech equipment … a large bowl and a wooden spoon or spatula are actually fine here. No kitchen machines needed. With a cute little paper DIY most of you probably know from kindergarten, you can also decorate the cake very easily…
I like to bake big cakes with several layers, buttercream, and all that stuff. It’s fun to make and always looks great – but in between I don’t mind a quick and easy cake. A simple pound cake can keep up with fancy cakes I think… and if you need a quick fix, a simple cake is the better choice anyway. Most people don’t always have time to bake a cake first, let it cool down for several hours, whip up some buttercream, layer that stuff, cool it, cover everything with buttercream, cool again, decorate… I guess you get the concept and the time spent with a cake like that ;P
Why spend all that time with one cake, when it can be done quickly and easily… without sacrificing in the flavor department? I can only recommend those easy peasy cakes – especially when you unexpectedly get visitors and want to serve something along with the coffee they are probably asking for ;) A simple loaf cake or a flat one like this one here are both an option, but the flat cakes are actually easier to decorate with some confectioners’ sugar and a paper cutout. So we definitely have a winner here :P
The base for this cake here is a batter with yogurt. This results in a delicious and moist cake that lasts a long time without getting dry. When it comes to the berries inside the cake, you can basically use whatever you have a hand – fresh or frozen berries work both – so making this cake in fall or winter is no problem at all. I bet you all have some berries in your freezer you would normally use for a smoothie or something like that ;) To decorate the cake, you can simply dust it with some confectioners’ sugar. If you want a pattern on top you can cut a “snowflake” or any other pattern out of some paper and use it as a stencil – it’s really easy. If you don’t know to cut something like that just google “snowflake + paper” and you should be able to find some inspiration and instructions…
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
7 oz. (200g) yogurt (3,5 %)
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups (260g) all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. zest of an organic orange
7 oz. (200g) mixed frozen berries
confectioners’ sugar for dusting
200g Joghurt (3,5 %)
3 Eier (L)
1/2 TL Vanille Extrakt
260g Mehl (Type 550)
1 TL Backpulver
1 EL Abrieb von Bio-Orange
200g Beeren, gemischt (TK-Ware)
Puderzucker zum Bestäuben
DIRECTIONS / ZUBEREITUNG
2. Add the yogurt, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract to a large bowl and mix until well combined. Add the melted and cooled butter and mix in. Mix the flour with baking powder, and orange zest and add to the large bowl – mix until just combined. Add the (still) frozen berries and fold in. Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin and smooth out the top. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Take out of the oven and let cool down in the tin for some time, then remove and let cool down completely on a wire rack.
3. Cut out a paper star or some pattern, place it on top of the cake and dust the cake with confectioners’ sugar so you can see the star/pattern.
2. Joghurt, Zucker, Eier und Vanille Extrakt in eine große Schüssel geben und gut verrühren. Die geschmolzene und abgekühlte Butter dazugeben und unterrühren. Mehl mit Backpulver und Orangenschale vermischen und zur Schüssel dazugeben – nur kurz verrühren. Die gefrorenen Beeren zur Schüssel dazugeben und unterheben. Den Teig in die vorbereitete Form füllen und glatt streichen. Für etwa 45-50 Minuten backen. Mit einem Holzspieß testen ob noch Teig kleben bleibt und den Kuchen erst aus dem Ofen holen, wenn er sauber herauskommt. Den Kuchen ein paar Minuten in der Form abkühlen lassen, dann mit einem Messer vom Rand lösen und herausholen – auf einem Kuchengitter komplett abkühlen lassen.
3. Aus Papier einen Stern oder Muster schneiden und auf den Kuchen auflegen – mit Puderzucker bestäuben, bis das Muster erscheint und dann servieren.
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If you are in a hurry and want something sweet – try this easy peasy Yogurt Berry Cake. Delicious and made in no time!
Keywords: easy, cake, berries, yogurt