We are going on a picnic and I am bringing…

This month the Creative Cooking Group’s theme was a picnic.


I was watching Rachel Khoo, Little Paris Kitchen on the Cooking Channel prepare this cake and had to make it, adapting it a bit.


9 ounces plain flour
large log of goat cheese, cut into small pieces
8-10 prunes, roughly chopped
3 ounces pistachios, roughly chopped
1/2 ounce baking powder
4 eggs
5 ounces olive oil
3 1/2 ounces milk
1 3/4 ounces plain yoghurt
1 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper to taste


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, goat cheese, prunes, pistachios and baking powder.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until fluffy and pale in colour. Then gradually whisk in the oil, milk and yoghurt. Add the salt and black pepper. Fold the flour mixture into the whisked eggs. Try not to over-beat as this will make the end result tough (it’s better to under-mix). Pour the batter into the prepared tin.

Bake until a metal skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.  Leave to cool in the tin, slice and serve.




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  1. m2 says:

    awesome, I tried it and loved it.

  2. Great blend of flavors in this cake! What a fun addition to a picnic.

  3. staceysnacks says:

    I’ve made this from Rachel’s book, and it was such a treat!

  4. Joan Nova says:

    How cute – is that a gift for Laz and me? Is it on its way to Fla-La-La via Fedex?
    Seriously, love the idea of a cake with goat cheese, prunes and pistachios. And it looks so pretty. Great picnic fare.

  5. Nydia says:

    Wow, with goat cheese…!!! This combination of ingredients is amazing, can’t imagine to have it with cheese.

  6. Inesita says:

    That’s it i’m coming over!!!!
    U know how much i love prunes, pistachios & goat cheese – what a treat…..

  7. Oh my the goat cheese has convinced me that I’m coming to your picnic. I can almost taste the goodness of this cake, Norma. a

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  9. Shannon says:

    how unique! this looks awesome, and has me sold with goat cheese and pistachios 🙂

  10. Val Harrison says:

    Sweet and savoury with a tender crumb, what more could we ask for Norma.

  11. Victoria says:

    This looks fantastic! Wow, I just pinned it and am totally planning on trying this some time.

  12. OMG this sounds like such an awesome cake. Can’t wait for dessert at the picnic!

  13. flavorsofthesun says:

    So very French…looks délicieux…This promises to be quite the picnic event!

    You and Joan really do need to think about Morocco–I’d so love to share the food and the culture with you two!

  14. wow what a fabulous cake! such wonderful flavors in here!

  15. Rosa Mayland says:

    I love savory cakes and this one is just fabulous! What a great combination of flavors.



  16. Laz says:

    Love the flavor profile and the presentation is fantastic. Great job.

  17. rosita says:

    Se ve muy tentador muy sabroso,abrazos y abrazos.

  18. I think out of all the creative entries, your simple bread is my favorite for this challenge. I love the colors, the flavor profile and I think I’m going to try to make this over the holiday weekend. I’m thinking sun dried tomatoes instead of prunes, because that’s what I have! I like how you wrote on the leaves too. Nice job, girl!

  19. Marisa says:

    Your cake is simple and delicious. What an excellent flavor combo. Plus, I’m a sucker for all things with goat cheese. Great addition to the picnic!

  20. Love the excellent combination of flavours, and the wonderful flower garnishes. Looking forward to seeing you soon…..hope you’re recovered! Love to P

  21. Lori Lynn says:

    Hi Norma – super combination of flavors for our picnic. Love the little leaf gift tags!
    Betting Joan and Laz are happy 🙂

  22. Beautiful presentation and a great everything cake. Dessert, savory, everything wonderful. A perfect thing to bring to the picnic!

  23. I really have to try this one. It sounds other-worldly good. I hope you are having a great week. Blessings…Mary

  24. Karen says:

    What a delicious sounding combination of flavors. I hope your shoulder is healing well.

  25. What a delicious bread, Norma! I love prunes ….perfect for the picnic!

  26. This is a mouth-watering recipe. Have to try it this weekend for sure.

  27. What a great combination of ingredients!

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