Cake. Guaranteed to increase your daily dose of happiness up to a 1399%.
That’s all scientifical data, my friends.
I wish I could say that I’m speaking as someone who knows what’s she’s taling about (read: a future food & enviroment engineer), but I still don’t know whether I’ve been admitted into the university I want or not sooooooooooo.
As if I didn’t have enough stuff to worry about (read #2: this cake and when I’ll be able to have another piece – I cannot keep this guy out of my mind), they’re going to make me wait until the 18th. How rude, right? Right.
And then I’m getting my C2 English test results on the 25th…. oh, I can foresee that July is going to be such a scary month.
If you want a spoiler, I’m pretty positive I’ve failed misserably. I mean, the speaking task when soooooooo badly that I keep seeing the same scene over and over again in my head… it plays out as if it was some kind of film. I guess we could say that my life totally feels like a big hungover morning now #ughthatwassoembarrasing.
But as I stated before, cake does make your life better. Extra points if a crumb topping is involved. Extra points #2 if it involves two of my favorite ingredients everrr: greek yogurt and oats.
Greek yogurt and oats? Oh well, if that doesn’t sound like breakfast to you, I don’t want to to know what will. Speaking from experience, I can ensure you that this tastes like heaven when paired with a big mug of strong black coffee.
Been there, done that.
It tasted so good that it almost made me forget that the English examinator guys must be laughing at my back right now.
Let’s not talk about sad stuff though. We’d better get back to cake and all things nice because it’s the better way to solve all your problems.
And that’s a scientifical fact as well. You’re very welcome.
Do you guys love lemons? I do love lemons. And all things citrus-like, for that matter! They simply make baked goods so vibrant and delicious that it makes me want to eat the whole cake.
Been there, done that #2. Oh gosh, I’ve been everywhere, haven’t I?
And then we have some greek yogurt and olive oil, which translate as a very, very moist (but not wet or gummy, I cannot stand a gummy cake!!!) and dense (but not in a “I cannot tell whether this thing is a brick or a piece of cake” way)… it is just… perfect.
DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE CRUMB TOPPING THOUGH. It’s simply to die for. I mean, “crumb topping” means “flawless” in a language I just made up. For real, yo.
Sweet, buttery perfection – someone help me, because I’ve fallen in love with this cake and I cannot get up (but mostly because I’ve eaten so much cake that they’ll have to roll me out of the house #fact)… and you will too, if you happen to try it.
And the best part?????????? *drum roll* It can be made in less than 5 minutes in your blender. Talk about lazy. This cake is the easiest, most fool-proof one you’ll ever make!
So what are you waiting for? If life gives you lemons, make a lemon greek yogurt cake. Otherwise you’re going to be miserable when you’re sipping your lemonade and thinking that it could be cake instead.
You’ve all been warned, folks.
- 280 grams flour
- 200 grams sugar
- 8 grams baking powder
- juice and zest from 2 lemons
- 125 grams greek yogurt
- 50 grams olive oil
- 3 large eggs
- 130 grams rolled oats
- 40 grams brown sugar
- 30 grams white sugar
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 40 grams melted coconut oil (or butter, or light butter - all work well)
- You can either make this cake by hand or using your blender/food-processor. I went the food processor route.
- Whip eggs until airy and fluffy.
- Add in the rest of ingredients and pulse until batter is smooth and lump-free.
- For the topping, mix all of the ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
- Pour topping on top of cake.
- Bake at 180º (375F) for 30-35 minutes or until top looks golden and when you insert a toothick in the center, it comes out clean.
- This cake freezes well. To do so, cut it into pieces and wrap them in tinfoil. Place them inside a container and freeze. When ready to eat, microwave pieces until warm and tender.