Sunday, 17 March 2013

Banana, blueberry and lemon yoghurt bundt cake

Have you ever made your own yoghurt? I didn't even know it was possible until I saw these EasiYo yoghurt makers in shops. I use a lot of yoghurt in baking, cooking or as a healthier dessert option.  The lovely people at EasiYo Yoghurt sent me one of their yoghurt makers to review plus 2 delicious flavours - Greek yoghurt and Sweet Forest Fruits. You can have a chance to win your own yoghurt maker plus 2 flavours of your choice at the end of this post (UK participants only). 

This is what you get in the box - Yoghurt maker, Jar and booklet (The yoghurt base and culture are sold separately). It's really simple and made perfect yoghurt that tasted just as good as the ones I usually buy. 

 Mix the contents of the yoghurt base & culture with cold drinking water in the jar up to the indicated line. 

Pour boiling water into the yoghurt maker to the line. 

 Place the jar inside. Leave for 8-12 hours or overnight. 1 sachet makes 1kg/1L of yoghurt. 

My verdict - It's really easy and simple to use. No fuss, no mess and a perfect result each time. It's probably worth investing if you consume a lot of yoghurt in your household and/or like making your own food. It tasted as good as any leading brand of yoghurt out there (for the flavours that I tested which were Greek yoghurt and sweet forest fruits) The downside for me is that 1 jar makes 1kg/1L of yoghurt which is a lot to consume if it's a small household. Plus if you buy yoghurt from the shops, you can buy a variety of flavours in small pots whereas you'd have to make 1L of each flavour at a time with this maker. 

Apart from eating the yoghurt, I also chose to bake it into a cake - no surprises there! I chose a banana, blueberry and lemon cake as that was what I had in the fridge. I made up the recipe based on previous experience so it does require a little tweaking but overall I thought the cake was moist and delicious. My colleagues certainly approved as it disappeared really quickly! 

 bananas, greek yoghurt, lemon, blueberries 

 Jar of homemade yoghurt 

 Mix wet ingredients 

 Toss the blueberries in flour to stop them sinking to the bottom 

 ready to go in the oven 


This recipe made a large bundt cake as shown. I'd suggest halving the recipe if you want to make a small loaf. If you prefer a firmer cake, add more flour and/or reduce the amount of yoghurt.

185g flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
300g Greek yoghurt
75g caster sugar
115g honey
3 eggs
60mls vegetable oil
2 bananas, roughly mashed
zest of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons lemon juice
200g blueberries (coated in 2 teaspoons of flour)

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  • Add sugar and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the yoghurt, honey, vegetable oil, eggs,  lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Add in the mashed bananas.
  • Add in the flour mixture and mix well.
  • Finally stir in the blueberries that have been coated in flour.
  • Pour into a bundt tin and bake for 45--50 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Disclaimer: I was sent the yoghurt maker and yoghurt base & culture to review free of charge. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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  1. EasiYo Raspberries and Cream Yoghurt and EasiYo Sweet Caramel Yoghurt

  2. would have to be cherry and strawberries and cream xx

  3. Lovely looking cake Ros, and impressive you made your own yoghurt! :)

  4. EasiYo Lemon Yoghurt and EasiYo Sweet Strawberry Yoghurt!

  5. ooh cherry and lemon. Lemon is my favourite yoghurt!!

  6. Looks like a yummy bundt, yoghurt makes such a lovely, moist cake. My mum used to have a yoghurt maker when I was little. Although I'm sure there were separate little pots that stood in a row rather than one big container. We used to like adding banana to our yoghurts!

  7. Easylo Sweet Strawberry and Banana

  8. This cake looks great, I'm intrigued by the homemade yoghurt! Thankyou for replying to my comment, I've now added a follow button to my blog with bloglovin, thanks for the advice!

  9. Peaches & Cream and Summer Fruits!

  10. kiwi fruit and summer fruits

  11. i use easiyo too and sometimes have problems thinking of what to do with so much yogurt. this looks super great!

  12. Sweet Caramel Yoghurt & Peaches and cream.

  13. I would definitely go for the Boysenberry and Cherry!!! They both sounds delicious (and I'm obsessed with cherries right now :P)

    Also i don't often bake cakes with yogurt but I do think it gives a better texture! Your cake looks delish :)

  14. it'd have to be blueberries and cream, and kiwi fruit I reckon!

  15. Has to be the cherry and lemon - my two favourite yogurts lol xoxo

    1. EasiYo Blueberries and Cream Yoghurt
      and Banana

  16. EasiYo Blueberries and Cream Yoghurt and EasiYo Chocolate, Cherries and Cream Yoghurt


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