Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lemon & Coconut Cake - Olive Oil and Fat Free Yoghurt Version

We've got some guests this week, and time for me to get baking again.

Apart from the baked cheese cake, the naughty snack, I had to bake some thing a bit healthier.

So here it is:

Lemon & Coconut Cake with Olive Oil and Fat Free Yoghurt


200g Self Raising Flour
3 Large Eggs
100g white sugar + 30g for egg whites
80g Desicated Coconut
100ml Extra Virin Olive oil
1 Lemon, zest and juice
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
100g Fat free plain yoghurt
Icing sugar and some slivered almonds.


1. Seperate the eggs.  Cream yolks and sugar, and until is pale and silky.
2. Add olive oil, whisk until it's silky.
3. Add lemon zest, vanilla extract and yoghurt, whisk well until mixture is silky.
4. Whisk egg whites till soft peak, gradually add sugar to form meringue.
5. Fold egg whites gradually with the egg yolk mixture, sift in flour, mix well till smooth and fold in coconut, add lemon juice, mix well.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes in a pre-heated 190C oven (my oven is a big uneven and unpredictable, baked a bit over today!)
7. Dust with icing sugar and some lightly toasted slivered almonds.

Healthy cake for a some what guilt free treat!


  1. Looks nice.. and you made it healthier, so its definitely good thing :)

  2. Such a lovely looking cake. I love the combo of lemon and coconut!

  3. What a beautiful cake! Thank you so much for sharing an olive oil cake! I've been wanting more recipes like these :-)