Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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TWD: French Yogurt Cake

I was slightly confused this week with TWD and I blame it on my concrete thinking. When I saw that Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction chose Dorie's French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze I was expecting a cake; a pretty round cake drizzle with a marmalade glaze. With this expectation in mind and with the hopes that I could serve this as a birthday cake for my sister, I waited until Friday to make and look at this recipe. Oops. This cake is baked in loaf pans and reminded me more of a pound cake. Sure it tasted like a moist and crumbly cake, it just wasn't the type of cake I thought it was. This is the type of cake you have in the morning or with a cup of coffee. I cheated just a little with the recipe because I used lemon yogurt. The recipe calls for plain yogurt but I didn't want to buy a big tub of plain yogurt and have it go to waste. I think the lemon yogurt was a great substitution because the cake tasted very lemony. I topped the cake with a strawberry glaze and this made me wish for summer even more.

Make sure to check out Liliana's blog for the recipe and the TWD site to see how everyone else did this week!
Drip.
Edge. Slices.
Moist.

14 comments:

Teanna said...

Woah, those photos have my mouth watering!

TeaLady said...

Glad you put in the lemon yogurt. I was wondering if that would make it just that much better. And strawberry marmalade. Perfect. It looks great.

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks wonderful. The strawberry glaze sounds delicious.

Jessica said...

Lemon yogurt seems like it would be a great addition to this cake. I really want to make it again soon with a flavored yogurt, I think that it would give it some extra flavor. I love the lemon/strawberry combination too!

vibi said...

I hope you were quick enough to make some sort of other b-day cake for your sister... happy birthday to her, by the way!!!

It turned out looking pretty darn great anyways! bravo.

Tracey said...

That glaze looks so marvelous! Nice job :)

Leslie said...

Great idea to use lemon yogurt! I think it looks so delicious with the strawberry glaze.

Elyse said...

Mmm, this cake looks so delicious!! I love that you topped it with strawberry glaze...that's exactly what I would want. And I love that you used lemon yogurt--what a great way to up the flavor. Looks so moist and crumbly and yummy!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks so moist and good. and the glaze is super-shiny!

Annette said...

Your cake looks great! I really enjoyed this one.

Engineer Baker said...

I would have absolutely no problem with that for my birthday cake. Beautiful job!

Liliana said...

Your cake looks amazing. I am sure that the taste of lemon and the strawberries was so delicious!

I just love those photos! Thanks for stopping by.

LyB said...

Mmmmmm, strawberry glaze... Sounds just delightful! :)

Stephanie said...

Thanks everyone!