Two-Ingredient Yogurt Icing!

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Sweet, Smooth, and Tangy!

I recently discovered the yummiest, “sort of healthy,” two-ingredient yogurt icing! I enjoy baking and especially love the easy, quick, recipes that you can make with only a few ingredients!

For some reason, when it comes to the icing part I often can’t decide on what topping to make. Icings are not so difficult but I LIKE two-steps and… voila!

So, as most are “too” much work. I’m always looking for an easier option.

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Just a side note in case you also love two-ingredient recipes you have to try this one!

It’s my all-time favorite and of course, it’s made from just two ingredients. If you’ve ever heard the word “ganache” it’s just chocolate and cream.

Chocolate Ganache Icing sinks a little into the top of whatever wonderful baked goodie you pour it on and it sets with an incredibly smooth and glossy finish making you feel like an absolute pro at icing!

And of course, the taste is heavenly!

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If you’ve never had it, you must grace the next cake you bake using this delicious topping. And just FYI – it’s SO easy!

I’m not one of those it’s-so-easy-but-it-really-isn’t-types, so believe me, definitely worth a try! Get the recipe!

Anyway, Back To The Yogurt Icing…

Keeping chocolate in our fridge is a near impossibility! Because we both love the wonderful stuff it’s too tempting to keep.

Alas, as a sad result, I very often don’t have an entire bar (if any, lol) of chocolate available to make my favorite icing. And so I must turn to other less-satisfying and slightly more complicated icing recipes. That is until I found this one.

I’d just made a gorgeous moist cake, that doesn’t even require the pan to be greased. (Will post the recipe soon)

Don’t you just love it when the greasing is not necessary? I like the cake plain but it does need a topping to properly do it justice – so it was icing time.

No chocolate in the fridge, no surprise there! I hate buttercream icing so not an option and water icing – let’s not go there.

Suddenly, I remembered that I had plain yogurt in the fridge. I just KNEW there had to be a great “healthy” recipe somewhere on Pinterest that used plain yogurt to make icing.

I found some great ones! But they were a bit more complicated than I had hoped.

So I decided to make my own recipe and it doesn’t get easier than this! All you need are two ingredients to make this yogurt icing and you can literally make it in five minutes!

It’s gorgeously smooth and glossy and can be considered “healthier.”

Thanks to the yogurt there’s a slight tanginess that adds a wonderful twist to your baking and BEST of all, it’s just two ingredients that you probably don’t need to visit the shops for!

So here’s the super basic, quick and easy combination of just yogurt and icing sugar.

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Yogurt Icing

Recipe by Joanna Steele / accordingtojo.comCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

5

minutes

A tangy and divine icing that could be considered “healthy!” It tastes best when used on a lemon or vanilla cake!

Ingredients

  • Plain or Greek Yogurt (amount depends on consistency)

  • 1 cup Icing Sugar

Directions

  • Sieve icing sugar.
  • Add 1/2 cup of yogurt and mix.
  • Continue adding until you reach the consistency you’d like (the more yogurt the tangier the taste also the thinner the icing so keep an eye on your consistency)
  • Allow cake to cool completely.
  • Evenly spread/pour over your cake.
  • Place in the fridge and allow to set.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Just a tip

– although it’s nice on chocolate cake, the flavors don’t go as well as they do on a vanilla or lemon cake. The tanginess of the yogurt icing compliments a vanilla or lemon cake perfectly!

Leave a comment when you’ve tried it? I’d love to hear what you think!

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