Our Fabulous Mary Berry Inspired Yoghurt Cake

Indulge in the creamy, fresh, and delicate flavours of our Mary Berry inspired Yoghurt Cake. This simple and soft baked dessert is made with a quick and easy recipe, perfect to satisfy the whole family. With the zesty touch of lemon and the richness of Greek yoghurt, this cake is versatile and can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack, or as a delightful treat after a meal. Let’s gather our ingredients and get ready to bake this delicious Yoghurt Cake!

Yields: 1 cake Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1.5 cups (11oz) caster sugar
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 3.5 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1 lemon, rind grated

For the icing:

  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C with the fan. Grease an 8-inch diameter baking tin.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, caster sugar, and butter using a fork or an electric mixer until well combined.
  3. Add the Greek yoghurt and grated lemon rind to the mixture. Continue mixing until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  5. Gently fold in the self-raising flour into the yolk mixture, followed by the whisked egg whites. Fold until the batter is well combined and smooth.
  6. Pour the mixture into the greased baking tin, spreading it evenly.
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the cake has risen and is thoroughly cooked. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake, and if it comes out clean, the cake is ready.
  8. Leave the cake to cool on a wire rack.

For the icing:

  1. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add the lemon juice. Mix until you have a smooth icing consistency.
  2. Once the cake has cooled completely, pour the icing over the top, allowing it to drizzle down the sides.
  3. Leave the cake to set with the icing.

Slice and serve this Mary Berry inspired Yoghurt Cake for a delightful treat. The creamy texture, zesty lemon flavor, and delicate sweetness make this cake perfect for any occasion. Enjoy a slice with a cup of tea or coffee, and savor every bite of this delicious creation!

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