Monday, 5 March 2012

Labour(ful) Day

Despite today being Labour Day, a day when most Western Australians take a break from labouring, I found it still a busy day baking this cake, making presents, running erands, and assignmenting. Since it was someone's special day today, I decided to attempt to bake a layered cake.
Honestly it was a spur-of-the-moment-idea. I just felt like I had to give it go. It's an amateur attempt at making three different layers and then combining them and the process of making it was different from how I imagined it. I didn't think the sponge layer would turn out quite so thick when encasing it in the custard. I didn't think the jelly top would be as fragile to handle as it turned out to be. I didn't think that we had ran out of caster sugar so I used raw sugar instead.
But I'm certain that this will not be the last attempt at a layered cake. The texture was moist, fluffy, muffin-like. It was actually quite fun! Next time I'll be prepared. Must work hard. Victory loves preparation!!

Berry Yoghurt Cake
125ml (1/2 cup) yoghurt
160g (3/4 cup) raw sugar
3 eggs
95g (1/2 cup) ground almond
140g (1 cup) self raising cake flour
125ml olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a 20cm round pan.
  2. Mix yogurt, sugar and eggs together.
  3. Add almond meal and mix. Then sift in flour and mix.
  4. Pour oil in slowly whilst mixing. 
  5. Put mixture into round pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted.
  6. Cool 15-20 minutes before removing from pan.


  1. Hi, This is my first time visiting your blog and I enjoy reading all your post featuring all your yummy bakes.

    I realise that you like to do a fusion of Asian plus Western kind of baking and would love to see more of these styles of baking. Here I am being your latest follower! Hope to hear from you soon :D

    1. Thank you for visiting and for your encouragement...I like how your blog is about loving the smiles of your kids, and baking for happy kids...makes me smile (:

  2. It's labour day for us too on Monday ^__^" but unfortunately its not a university holiday so i don't get it off =( but.. everyday can be a baking day =p hehe

    Yeah last time when i made the opera gateaux.. it was actually fun creating all the layers and then constructing the cake! keep at it =)!!

  3. You have got some lovely bakes here. Very creative and I guess I have learn a thing or two from your posts on fusion baking:D



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