Introductions are not needed for this cake, but I am going to write one anyway. Juicy, aromatic and fruity, without refined sugars and with ingredients as healthy and classified as “superfood”, such as chia seeds and almonds. The Greek yogurt and honey frosting are the perfect touch to add even more juiciness but keeping calories under control and with much less fat and sugar than traditional frostings and cream.
When I shared some photos on Instagram stories of the making off of this cake I already realized the hype I was creating among my followers. Your reactions to the preparation pictures are my best indicator to know if a recipe will succeed or not. And in this case I am sure that this one is going to be really successful, because the amount of comments asking me for the recipe was overwhelming.
There is another indicator that assure me that this recipe is going to be one of the most made of the blog and is that a cake very similar to another one which has gone viral on the Internet. Thanks to Pinterest and the huge amount of time it has been pinned there, is now the most sought and visited recipe in this blog. It is this cake with candied fruits, I leave you below in link. A traditional and simple recipe that I must confess that is not my favorite at all, and also a good example of how terrible my pictures were when I started (I am so ashamed of showing this now!).
But it is clear that I am not the one who decides what you like and what you don’t. And finally I am getting into this stubborn head of mine that what people are looking for are easy and quick recipes. Things that anyone is able to do and that do not require a master’s degree in pastry. So I am determined to post more recipes of this style, because in the end what I want is that you try and enjoy them. Although, from time to time you have to let me post some of my mega tall cakes with 300 layers, okay? 😉
By the way, it is the first recipe I try from Donna Hay’s book, “Modern Baking”, I love this book so much! The recipes are all amazing and super original with awesome ingredients and very innovative combinations. But what I really love is the photography on that book. The style and how well captured they are, sometimes makes you want to bite some pages. God, I have so much to learn until I reach something closer to that level … Well, I recommend it very much, if you find it, do not hesitate to buy it.
Easy lemon chia pound cake
Super easy lemon, chia, yogurt and almond flour pound cake.
- FOR CAKE:
- 3 eggs
- 420 g Greek yogurt
- 125 ml soft olive oil
- 120 g brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 120 g flour
- 180 g almond flour
- 3 tsp of baking powder
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- FOR THE FROSTING:
- 280 g Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp lemon zest
- Chia seeds to decorate
Preheat the oven to 160ºC. Grease or cover a rectangular mold about 11x28 cm with baking paper.
Mix the eggs with yogurt, oil, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla essence. Mix just until they have been integrated. Add in dry ingredients by mixing just until there are no lumps of flour, do not overmix.
Pour mixture into the pan and bake for about 60 minutes, make the stick test in any case to make sure it is cooked.
Remove from oven and let cool completely on a rack before unmolding.
To prepare the frosting, mix yogurt with honey and lemon zest. Frost the cake once it is cold and sprinkle with some chia seeds as decoration.