Sydney-based author and expert baker Catherine Greer shares her delicious Lemon Rosemary and Greek Yoghurt Cake with Happy Ali
Yesterday I made this Lemon Rosemary Yoghurt Cake. Today, the cake is gone. It was a simple story of cake love, and I wanted to share it with you here.
Imagine snipping rosemary in your garden, zesting two lemons (or oranges), squeezing the juice.
Imagine how your kitchen smells when you chop the rosemary and rub the lemon zest and herbs into sugar until it’s fragrant and damp.
The rest is easy. And the result is divine: a grown-up cake, with a dusting of icing sugar. You might have all the ingredients in your house now.
Preheat your oven to 160 C, fan forced, or 325 F in North America.
- 2 small lemons or oranges, zested and juiced
- 2 Tablespoons snipped rosemary
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup Greek yoghurt
- 1 cup olive oil
- 2 cups self-raising flour (or 2 cups plain flour with 3 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt)
Here’s what to do next:
- Add the sugar, zest and rosemary to a bowl. Rub until damp. (Your kitchen will smell delicious.)
- Add the eggs and whisk until pale and thick.
- Beat in the lemon OR orange juice, olive oil, and Greek yoghurt.
- Sift in the flour and mix. Pour into a round cake tin.
- Bake for 45 – 50 minutes. (Please — start checking at 40 minutes with a toothpick. It should come out clean.)
About Catherine Greer in her own words:
I lived in Canada for the first half of my life and grew up in the country in Saskatchewan as the youngest of six siblings. I went to a private co-ed boarding school, earned a BA Honours and a Master’s degree in English literature, worked as a technical writer, then taught English at a private high school on Vancouver Island.
Then I met a handsome naval officer, married him, and immigrated to Australia. Now I live in Sydney with my family. We have two teenage sons and a Shih Tzu who is both adorable and a character in my debut novel.
The 10 Minute Fix: 100 Simple Ways to Feel Better Now is my debut non-fiction book. You’ll find 100 easy-to-read chapters and lots of great tips to feel happier, work more effectively, and love the people you’ve been given to love. You can learn more here.
Love Lie Repeat (Penguin Books) was published in 2019. I love Young Adult books and I’m beyond excited to see if readers connect with the girls and mothers in my novel. Love Lie Repeat is about the pressure to be perfect…and three beautiful teenagers who can’t be, no matter how hard they try. It’s a thriller, a psychological family drama, and a page turner.
I spend my days writing — mostly books, sometimes copywriting for corporate clients, and I write at my lifestyle blog, Love Our Age. I published my debut picture book, Jacaranda Snow, in October 2018, a growth mindset book for kids. I also teach an online course, helping beginners write their first novels or non-fiction books.
Catherine Greer writes a Happiness blog: https://www.catherinegreer.com.au/blog/
She is also the author of The Ten Minute Fix – you can buy her book below.