Sunday, March 21, 2010

Strawberry Tea Cake made with Greek Yogurt

Springtime is here and fresh, ripe strawberries are in (the grocery stores) abundance. I find myself buying new batches before we can even finish what we have. Today was such the case so I decided to chop up the older berries and put them to good use in a cake. I had no idea how on earth this was going to come out, but it was fabulous! I love the texture and the flavor that the Greek yogurt added. Light, fresh and a perfect Spring or Summer day snack with a cup of tea. I would even serve this for breakfast. And when blueberry season arrives and blueberries are in abundance I will use them instead of the strawberries... and then when peach season comes... You get the idea!

1 1/2 - 2 cups of diced strawberries
3 eggs
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of Greek yogurt (I used Trader Joe's 2%)
2 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup of canola oil
2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl beat together eggs and sugar, slowly add the oil and mix well. Add yogurt and vanilla mix well. Gradually add the flour and mix well. Fold in strawberries.

Add the batter to a greased (I use Pam) tube pan and bake for 1hr.


Natasha in Oz said...

That looks fantastic and so easy! I have some Greek yoghurt in the fridge and some blueberries in the freezer so I will give it a try. Thanks for the great idea.

Happy week!

Best wishes,

Patty said...

I love tea cakes, thanks for posting the recipe I can't wait to try it out!

After Words said...

I have this in my oven right now!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! How amazing that looks :) I will have to try this! Thank you for stopping by my blog ~ Rene W.

Mandy said...

I can't wait to try this! I just made blueberry cookies today b/c I didn't feel like making a pie or muffins with them.... wish I had seen your post before I ventured out. I wonder if this would still be good with wheat flour. I don't use much all purpose, white flour these days. I will test it out and let you know.

Sandrine said...

I just made this for the kids' breakfast, and we ate up more than half of it between the three of us!

red ticking said...

yummmmmmie. thanks so much for the amazing recipe.. xx

Anonymous said...

This was excellent! I'll definitely make it through the summer, switching fruits as I go. Thanks!