I definitey have a weekness for creamy foods. Especially when it comes to sweet things. Pudding, chocolate mousse, cheesecake, pumpkin pie, very (as in under baked) brownie, creme brûlée, pannacotta , tiramisu, ice cream… I even like cookie dough way better than any biscuit or cookie. Seriously. It’s pretty weird. I think I like the fact that you don’t have to chew it – haha.
And now there’s a new favourite amongst all the other wonderful creamy things: Yoghurt Cake. This cake (or pie?) is so god damn delicious. Creamy, slightly tangy and… wait for it… super healthy. This is such a great win-win situation. Delicious pie which is healthy. And on top of that it is completely natural: no refined sugars and no funny ingredients. So you can easily eat half a cake without feeling guilty the slightest (I’d have done that if it wasn’t for my god damn “egg-intolerance”, which only allows me to eat half a egg at once…)
In this recipe in went for the classic: lemon and poppy seed. Turned out we didn’t have any lemons, so I used organic oranges instead. It was SO good. A great new take on lemon poppy seed.
1 tbsp. butter-like spread, cold (i actually used organic butter)
1 tbsp. nut butter of choice, cold
1 tbsp. honey
¼ cup hot water
1 cup (240mL) plain lowfat yoghurt
½ cup (120mL) honey
⅓ cup (80mL) cream cheese
1 tbsp. poppy seeds
Zest from half an orange
Preheat oven to 180°C/ 360°F.
In a foodprocessor grind the oats until it turns into flour. Add in salt and cold butter-like spread and pulse until the lumps are no bigger than peas. Then add in the nut butter and honey and bled together. To get the dough to stick together add in the cold water.
Greese a spring pan (I used a 8''/ 20cm). Press out the dough and leave in the fridge while you make the filling.
To make the filing simply beat all the ingredients together. Pour into the crust and bake the cake/ pie for approx. 40 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out completely clean).
Allow to cool for approx. 30 minutes. Then cover and let cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours (if you form is smaller, you might have to let it cool for a little longer).