Monday, March 16, 2009

{TWD} French Yogurt Cake


Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction chose this weeks recipe. Well that you Liliana! This may be my husbands favorite recipe so far since joining Tuesdays with Dorie. As much as we are not custard fans we are the opposite for cakey/bready/lemony desserts.

There is a lemon cake I buy at Publix every once in awhile that Bobby devours. I kind of thought this would turn out like that. It was a little bit denser and more crumbly than that though. I happened to have just the right amount of ground almonds left over from the Linzer Sables. The recipe called for a marmalade glaze. Being short on cash and not thinking "hey I could make marmalade" I opted for White Lemony Glaze instead. Still a recipe from the book, just not was was called for. The only issue I had with this recipe (and it was all user error) was that I overbaked it. I was using a pampered Chef stoneware loaf pan which typically taked longer to bake it. And, my oven cooks slow. I brilliantly thought I should leave it in the full time and I should not have. Oh well I know for next time.

Bobby LOVED it. I loved it, my kiddos loved it. It was easy and a recipe I will be making again in the near future. Thanks Dorie for another delicious recipe!!

Next week: Blueberry Crumb Cake

20 comments:

Steph said...

I love the crumb on yours. I thought mine was too springy.. unforuntately I didn't enjoy it as much as everyone else did on the P and Q

Amanda said...

Yum, looks fabulous! I LOVED this cake, it smelled so good while cooking and tasted wonderful :) I paired it with simple lemon curd. YUM!

BAKE-EN said...

I loved this recipe too! I can't believe what a crowd pleaser it was. I made it for 8 people, and everyone gobbled it up! Your lemon glaze sounds good, actually I think I would have liked that more than a citrus marmalade.

Jennifer said...

I made a drizzly glaze, too, and I agree, this cake is a keeper!!!!

chocolatechic said...

Love the glaze.

Leslie said...

I'm so glad you all loved this one! The glaze looks terrific! I think this is a very forgiving recipe, so if it overbakes a bit it isn't as tragic as with a traditional pound cake.

Jess said...

Glad you all liked this cake - it seems like it worked for just about everyone, even with funky oven/pan issues (like I had). Looks wonderful!

pinkstripes said...

I loved this cake. It was so deliciously easy. Your glaze looks wonderful

Linda said...

Sounds like this was a hit in your house! I loved this recipe as well.

Great job!!

Katrina said...

Looks Delish! I can't wait to make this again and I'll have to use ground almonds next time.

AmyRuth said...

Yummm your photos are making me hungry. Duh, its too late to eat. So glad you liked this cake. Looks delicious. So glad the whole family loved this oh so easy cake to make. Heck, you can even put it together just before dinner.
AmyRuth

Cathy said...

It looks awesome! LOVE the glaze that you used. So glad that this was a big hit with your family! I think we'll make this one again and again!

bakingwiththeboys said...

That glaze looks perfect with the cake whether it is the intended glaze or not. Yum.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I love the glaze dripping down!

n.o.e said...

Hmm, your cake doesn't look overcooked - it has such a nice crumb! And I'm glad everyone liked it. Isn't it great when a favorite recipe also turns out to be an easy one?
Nancy

The Food Librarian said...

Looks fantastic! I love the lemon glaze on top. That sounds perfect. Glad the whole family liked it!

TeaLady said...

Looks tasty to me.

And I did make marmalade cause it isn't available in PoDunk, USA.

Jin Hooi said...

Looks yummy !!! love the glaze dripping down , well done !!

Melissa said...

Mine ended up a tad bit overdone too. But yours sure looks great. And that glaze looks wonderful!

Liliana said...

The texture of your cake looks great! My husband also loved this cake. Next time I will have to try it with the lemon glaze.

Glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by!