Grapefruit-yogurt mini bundt cakes with grapefruit glaze

I'm fond of citrus cakes and couldn't resist when I saw another one at Joyce's last month .

I've been meaning to bake it asap since I still got some yogurt left from my last bake ....

Great procrastinator that I am .....

Good thing that the leftover yogurt still tastes well , yogurty ( if there is such word ) , I've checked the expiration date and it was way past it er more than 2 weeks ago ?! 

Yup , I still used it for this recipe .

Hey , I'm still alive and kicking ..... I think I need to go to the toilet  lol

I'm planning to add ginger because nothing beats the flavor combination of citrus and ginger . 

So there I was , mixing the dry ingredients for this cake when I remember that I haven't grated the zest of the grapefruit - no problem , ha ! For the life of me , the grater didn't work , the grapefruit kept sliding off , nary a zest in sight *sigh* I just used it the night before , grating cheese . To think days before , I've been checking out the Microplane at Shanghai St . ( yeah , where else ?! )  , okay I've been eyeing it since last year ! Of course , I haven't buy it coz I'm cheap - serves me right ugh ! I had to use a peeler , scraped off the pith and chopped it finely er not finely enough . And I forgotten to add the ginger ....

I think it was one of those days -___- ''

But as you can see , the cakes still turned out nice and delicious though if there's ginger in there ...... And only if I bought that Microplane lol 

The grapefruit glaze is a MUST ! 

Oh , don't mind the scorched top of the mini loaf , just scrape off the darn thing .....

Recipe adapted from Coffee Cakes via Grace Phua  

Please check original recipe Life can be simple

3 large eggs , at room temperature
150 grams caster sugar
2 tablespoon grated grapefruit zest
150 grams sunflower oil 
250 grams all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
220 grams yogurt  plus 20 grams evaporated milk

* Preheat oven to 35°F / 180 C . Lightly butter  4 mini bundt pan and one 6 by 2 3/4-inch mini loaf pan .

* In a large bowl , combine the eggs , sugar , zest and the oil ; use a whisk and mix until well blended .

* In another bowl , combine the flour , baking soda , baking powder and salt , stir to combine . Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture alternately with the yogurt , in 2 additions ; mix until well combined . Pour batter into the prepared pans .

* Bake for 35 minutes or until cake is golden brown and tester inserted in the middle comes out clean . Let cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before unmoulding . 

For the glaze : 

* In a small saucepan , combine 1 tablespoon grated grapefruit zest , about 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup grapefruit juice , cook over medium heat , stirring until sugar is dissolved , let cool . Pour over warm cakes 


  1. Hi Anne,
    They look beautiful and nicely baked.
    Can I have a piece of your cute bundt ones?
    I am having supper now

  2. bake it into little bundt, handy and cute!

  3. Anne, like you,I also enjoy cakes with citrus peels...Definitely a refreshing sweet treat in a very cute bundt moulding!! Yummy!
    P.S. Don't forget to go back to Shanghai St soon...;P

  4. They are perfectly made. The grapefruits flavor must been a lovely explosion for the added taste.

  5. They look so beautiful! And yes, grapefruit glaze is definitely a must!

  6. Hi Anne,
    Wow, your version with the grapefruit sounds delish! Too bad you have forgotten to add in the ginger, it would be a wonderful addition too! Your cake texture looks perfect!
    I hate slicing the zest by hand, used to do that before I had the zester years ago, not the microplane one, mind you, that is darn expensive! I'm eyeing that one too!
    I'm glad that you have tried out this cake! Grapefruit! You are good!

  7. You are funny Anne! If the yogurt is not moldy or does not smell bad it is safe to eat after the expiration date. You did it right by using in a cake. Looks beautiful and I will be looking forward for another cake with ginger in it.

  8. Hi Anne, the cakes look delicious and adorable! Just want to let you know also that I've nominated you an award at

    Hope you will like it!

  9. I love your mini darn cute! I need to try a grapefruit cake...a citrus I haven't baked with before...and I love them!

  10. I love your mini versions of desserts and cakes, very adorable.

  11. Hi Anne, those minis are too lovely! I have never tried baking with grapefruit, hope to try it out one day :)

  12. These mini bundt cakes look so cute, can just pop one into my mouth. Definitely the grapefreuit glaze will enhance the look as well as the taste.

  13. oh, you did the lou seibert coffee cakes? i hv not even baked this yet! The texture looks wonderful! the microplane will ease the zesting job a lot :)

  14. Wow! What a great idea ! Will definitely try this cake with graperuit! They look so cute & yummy! ;)

  15. Hi Anne, your mini bundt look superb. Very cute and delicious. Guess it taste good with coffee cream too. :)

    Best regards.


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