Delicious Cake for Spring Celebrations

Naartjie and Vanilla Wildflower Cake

  • Author: Louise
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cake


Deliciously easy, deliciously moist, Naartjie & Vanilla Wildflower Cake – perfect for spring time celebrations!


3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup yoghurt
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1 tablespoon naartjie zest
1 tablespoon naartjie juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 Vanilla Pod

2 cups icing sugar
250g smooth cream cheese ( I use the full cream version)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Add all dry ingredients into a blender
  3. Add all wet ingredients and mix together until well combined
  4. Place into a rectangular baking dish (approx 20 x 30cm) – no need to grease
  5. Bake for approx 30 mins at 180°C or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean
  6. Allow to cool before icing.
  7. To make the icing, simply cream the cream cheese in a blender / mixer until smooth, then add one cup of icing and blend until smooth, then add the next cup of icing sugar and blend again until smooth.
  8. Pour the icing onto the cooled cake and using a spatula, spread the icing evenly over the cake.
  9. Decorate with naartjie zest and edible flowers (I used a few dried pink rose petals as well!)