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Rooibos Tea Yogurt Cake – A Proudly South African teatime treat.

Posted on September 6, 2016 by in baked goods

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Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea is a member of the South African Fynbos Family. It is usually grown in the Cederberg, a mountainous area in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

The leaves of the plant is used to make herbal tea or rooibos tea and people all over the world now enjoy it. The tea is made in the same way as Ceylon tea. Most people enjoyed with milk and sugar or a slice of lemon. I grew up with rooibos tea and so did my children. There was always a pot of tea brewing, because unlike black tea, rooibos gets better and better the longer it boils, I think.

Rooibos Tea

At Faircape they make this unique Rooibos Low Fat Yogurt. I find it very hard to put the tub down, once I start. It is really, really good stuff. It was tough keeping the tub hidden to make this delicious teatime cake. The cake is moist, packed with flavor and needs no icing, which is a good thing.

You can watch the video of how the cake is made here: In the video, I made the cake without eggs which resulted in a denser cake, but if you are allergic to eggs, you can now have your cake and eat it too.

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea Yogurt Cake

makes 1 cake


1 cup self raising flour

1 cup castor sugar

3/4 – 1 cup soft butter (not melted)

100 ml milk

250 ml Faircape Rooibos Low Fat Yogurt

15 ml dry rooibos tea – the content of 2 teabags

3 eggs – optional for a lighter cake


Preheat oven to 180 C. Prepare your ring pan or mould pan by spraying it with Spray n Cook and dusting it with flour. Place all the ingredients in your mixer and mix until the batter us creamy and thick. Spoon into the pan and bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.

Rooibos Tea

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4 Responses to “Rooibos Tea Yogurt Cake – A Proudly South African teatime treat.”

  1. Loraine 13 September 2016 at 6:01 pm #

    It is not a good idea to post a recipe when the main ingredient is only
    available in Cape Town. I have searched every shop in George and nobody has ever heard of Faircape rooibos tea yoghurt😢

    • nerinatimm 16 September 2016 at 7:51 am #

      Hi Loraine, I sent you an email about this, did you receive it?

  2. Madalene Delgado 23 May 2017 at 4:57 pm #

    Hi Faircape is no longer making the rooibos yoghurt. ..what do you suggest one uses instead

    • nerinatimm 28 May 2017 at 1:37 pm #

      If you still want a rooibos flavor, just grind rooibos leaves in your grinder and add to the batter or use any other flavor you want to use.

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