Yogurt sheet cake

Yogurt sheet cake

Torta allo yogurt

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The Italian Baker
Makes
16 squares

In Italy we don’t have bake sales at school, but what we do have are end-of-term parties, where parents cook or, if lacking time, buy food for the kids to bring to school. My mum, although she hates cooking, used to prepare this simple sheet cake (or tray bake) for me to take in. Thank you, Mum, I know there was so much love in every cake you baked! Now it’s my turn to bake for you.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
230g butter, at room temperature,plus extra for greasing
420g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
400g caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla paste or extract
4 eggs
500g full-fat plain yogurt

For the icing

Quantity Ingredient
380g icing sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
115ml double cream
1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Butter a 25-cm square baking tin and line the base with baking parchment. Dust the inside with a little flour, tapping off the excess.
  2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a mixing bowl and using electric hand-held beaters, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Stir in the flour mixture and yogurt alternately, in three additions, stirring until combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 35 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for about 15 minutes before inverting on to a wire rack. Leave to cool completely.
  5. To make the icing, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth. Spread the icing over the cooled cake, leave to set then cut into squares to serve.
Tags:
baking
cakes
biscuits
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