Tuesday, March 17, 2009

TWD: French Yogurt Cake

Mm mmm mmmm. Cake. I like cake. I've been looking forward to this cake for a while. It just sounded so simple and delicious.

And you know what? It is.

As far as Dorie's fuss factor goes. This was very low. I did it by hand. And I only used *gasp* ONE bowl. Ok, only one that needed washing. I wiped out the bowl with the dry ingredients in it and put it right back in the cabinet.

The boy helped me make this cake. He liked doing the pouring and zesting the lemon. I read that a few people had a problem with the cake sticking. I used a generous amount of Baker's Joy and had no problems at all. I made it a day ahead of when I was serving it. I didn't glaze it because I didn't want the glaze to stick.

And then I never ended up glazing it. Instead, I spooned some orange marmalade (Homemade! By me!) over each slice and topped it with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream. It was divine. The slight bitterness of the marmalade was a great contrast to the gentle sweetness of the cake. The whipped cream brought the whole thing together. I did use the almond meal, and I'm glad for it. It added another little flavor dimension.

This is definitely on my "make again. soon" list. It wasn't heavy as pound cakes can be. We only have one photo. We were too busy eating to care much about photography.

Makes me want to go down to the kitchen and have another slice.



Thank you Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction for choosing such a wonderful recipe. Go to her blog to get it for yourself. And then invite me over for some after you bake it.

27 comments:

Judy said...

Looks delicious, especially with homemade marmalade. Yum!

Cristine said...

Our pictures could be twins! :) Looks yummy!

Andrea said...

Your cake looks wonderful! It sounds delicious with homemade marmalade, yum :) Glad this recipe was a winner for you.

Marthe said...

The one picture you have is enough: it show a wonderful cake!!

I really enjoyed this one too!

Amanda said...

So glad you liked it! I LOVED this cake, it smelled so good while cooking and tasted wonderful :) I paired it with simple lemon curd. YUM!

Kayte said...

Yep, I have been staying out of that kitchen all morning avoiding having one of the last remaining slices...I put the Irish corned beef brisket in the crockpot early, and I know I need to go in there at some point and make Irish Soda Bread and Colcannon, but for now, the cake is safely tucked away. I think. Yours looks wonderful...and I love the toppings! I had to giggle at the wiping out the bowl and putting it back in storage...LOL LOL...you are so funny...I am such a compulsive that I could never do anything like that, but I LOVE PEOPLE who CAN! They are always the most fun and the life of any party!

chocolatechic said...

I love your filling.

Megan said...

It was nice to have a recipe that didn't require 15 bowls to make.

Ok, I'm exaggerating, but still - it was simple and definitely a keeper.

Jennifer said...

I agree, this cake is fantastic!!!!!

spike. said...

homemade orange marmalade? amazing!

Flourchild said...

Yum looks great. I loved this one too! It's a ture keeper!

Peggy said...

Homemade marmalade. You put me to shame with my store bought lemon curd!! Yours looks delicious.

Fit Chick said...

Great looking cake and yummy sounding homemade marmalade!!!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

And you're making me want to go and cut a slice myself. With whipped cream too...yum.

Jessica said...

Homemade marmalade = yum! And sweetened whipped cream makes even a good thing that much better. I'm glad that you liked this one so much. I agree that it's a great recipe.

Heather B said...

Great job! Looks and sounds delicious!

Lainie said...

OK. That sounds REALLY good. That's it. You are a diva.

Joy said...

Homemade marmalade! Very impressive!

n.o.e said...

When I made this cake I was doing all the March TWD baking plus some bread. I was able to use the same dry ingredients bowl for nearly every recipe! Saved a little bit on the dishes. Your cake looks delectable and I'm truly impressed by the homemade marmalade. I'll have to try that sometime.
Nancy

farah said...

Wow, you made your own marmalade, yum!

TeaLady said...

loks good with the dribble and the dollop. Great job.

Gabe's Girl said...

Great job on making the marmalade! Awesome.

Melissa said...

I loved using only one bowl too! I wish more recipes were like that. The orange marmalade sounds fantastic!

Karen said...

I am impressed that you made the marmalade from scratch! Looks delicious!!

BAKE-EN said...

I loved this cake too! Glad to hear you liked the addition of almond flour. I'll try that next time.

Mary said...

I agree...I used Baker's Joy and mine didn't stick either...finally we are rewarded for a shortcut!

Liliana said...

Your cake looks delicious especially with home made marmalade and whipped cream! Glad you enjoyed the recipe and thanks for stopping by!