Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Calamansi Yoghurt Cake

Satisfyingly moist & tender!

This was originally a lemon yoghurt cake recipe but as I didn't have any lemons on hand I used calamansi limes instead. Lo and behold, a Clamansi Yoghurt Cake is born!  A very delicious moist one too!

Calamansi Yoghurt Cake


110g butter
100g caster sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp grated clamansi rind
30 ml calamansi juice
125 g plain yoghurt
140 g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
2 egg whites
1/8 tsp salt
40 g caster sugar

55 g icing sugar
1 tbs water


1) Preheat oven to 170 deg Centigrade. Prepare a greased and floured ring pan. Sift together plain flour, baking powder and bicarb of soda. Set aside.
2)  Beat butter and 100g caster sugar until light and fluffy.Slowly beat in yolks. Blend well. Add  calamansi rind and juice.
3) Fold in yoghurt and plain flour itermittently in batches. Combine well.
4) In another bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy. Still whsiking, gradually add the 40g sugar and salt. Whisk until soft peak forms.
5) Gently combine egg whites with the flour mixture.
6) Pour batter into prepared pan, bake 30-35 minutes or till cooked.
7) Remove and leave to cool on a wire rack.
8) Icing: Beat icing sugar and water till creamy. Put into piping bag and pipe on top of cooled cake.

Note: I baked mine in a 4x8 inch loaf pan and a few cupcakes. Adjust baking time accordingly. 

Calamansi Yoghurt Cupcakes, anyone? 


  1. This is interesting ~ Calamasi replacing lemons ... but it sure looks rich and moist ! Is this meant to be a pound cake ? How come the surface looks so neat without a cracked top ?!

  2. Hi Joyce, it's something like a pound cake but because the eggs whites are beaten separately, it has a fluffier texture and not as dense as a normal pound cake.

  3. Lovely cake! I bet it tastes very yummy! :)

  4. nice combi! the texture is divine!

  5. The crumbs looks so fine... I bet it tastes fantastic...

  6. The cake look really soft and moist. I like adding citrus to my cake too. I just planted a calamansi and hopefully it will survive our weather here and give me some fruits :)

  7. is my first time visiting your blog and i LOVE your bakes! is all so yummy! this cake looks especially soft and refreshing! (:

  8. Hi all, thanks for dropping by:) This cake was indeed soft and really moist due to the yoghurt. I must say, at first I was a little unsure on how the taste will turn out substituting the calamansi limes for the lemon. My fear was allayed as it turned out just as good...maybe a tad sweeter as the calamansi limes were not as sharp as lemons. My Daughter loves this cake and thought it tasted like cream cheese! Haha!

  9. don't forget me... leave me a piece please...


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