TWD: French Yogurt Cake and an Irish Blessing

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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Well, here we are on St. Patrick’s Day and I’m posting about a French Yogurt Cake. Funny, huh? But today is TWD day, and this week’s recipe is Dorie’s French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze. I’m not complaining, though, because I liked Dorie’s cake way better than I like Irish Soda Bread. Not that I dislike Irish Soda Bread, mind you. I just like a moist, delicious yogurt cake more.

Dorie says that a yogurt cake is one of the first things a French child learns to bake. I’m not surprised, because it is probably one of the easiest cakes to make. All of the ingredients get mixed into one bowl, poured into one pan, baked and voilà – cake!

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While the recipe calls for this cake to be baked in a loaf pan, I decided to try mine in a nine-inch round cake pan. It just felt more like a cake to me that way. I also think that round cakes are prettier.

I also decided to flavor my cake with orange zest and orange flower water instead of the recommended lemon and vanilla. This was mostly because I could only find orange marmalade at the market and I didn’t have time to make my own lemon marmalade. Besides, I really love the combination or orange and almond, and almond meal is one of the ingredients of this cake.

I’m no stranger to yogurt cakes. I’ve even made Dorie’s yogurt cake before. Not only are they a snap to make, but they are wonderfully moist, light and absolutely lovely in their simplicity. This cake is no exception.

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Many thanks to Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction for selecting this week’s recipe. It was a perfect choice. If you’d like to try Dorie’s cake out for yourself, the recipe can be found here. If you’d like to see a whole lot of other French Yogurt Cakes, please stop by the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll.

Before I sign off today, I’d like to wish you all a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Whatever your plans are, be well and stay safe.

Slainte Mhath!

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49 responses to TWD: French Yogurt Cake and an Irish Blessing

  1. On March 17, 2009 at 10:38am, Marthe said...

    Your cake looks very good! I really liked this one too.

    P.S. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

  2. On March 17, 2009 at 10:46am, Arundathi said...

    gorgeous looking cake and lovely photographs! would love a slice with some tea!

  3. On March 17, 2009 at 10:49am, City Girl said...

    This looks so delicious!

  4. On March 17, 2009 at 11:11am, Amy said...

    Mmm – beautiful! I love the round shape – it looks fancier!

    -Amy
    http://www.singforyoursupperblog.com

  5. On March 17, 2009 at 11:26am, Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

    A wonderful cake! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  6. On March 17, 2009 at 12:20pm, 5 Star Foodie said...

    I love the French yogurt cake and yours looks absolutely gorgeous! Happy St. Patrick’s day!

  7. On March 17, 2009 at 12:28pm, Cristine said...

    Beautiful cake! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  8. On March 17, 2009 at 12:29pm, chocolatechic said...

    Your first picture just looks so inviting.

    I’d love to come over for lunch.

  9. On March 17, 2009 at 1:34pm, Nina Timm said...

    Beautiful Post, Susan! I LOVE the pictures!!!

  10. On March 17, 2009 at 1:36pm, Katrina said...

    Delicious! Love the round cake!

  11. On March 17, 2009 at 2:22pm, Jennifer said...

    This does seem the perfect cake to have with tea (or coffee). I agree, the round cake does look elegant AND delicious.

  12. On March 17, 2009 at 2:39pm, Stephanie said...

    Gorgeous! Making it in a round pan definitely makes it look more like a cake.

  13. On March 17, 2009 at 3:17pm, duodishes.com said...

    Nothing wrong with celebrating all things multicultural on the same day. The cake looks really great. Nice photo as usual!

  14. On March 17, 2009 at 3:18pm, Fit Chick said...

    Beautiful cake, and wonderful photos!!!

  15. On March 17, 2009 at 3:54pm, pinkstripes said...

    Your cake looks wonderful. Gorgeous pictures!

  16. On March 17, 2009 at 4:01pm, Jules Someone said...

    That cake looks delicious. Lovely!

  17. On March 17, 2009 at 4:33pm, rainbowbrown said...

    The round cake is lovely.

  18. On March 17, 2009 at 5:31pm, MaryBeth said...

    Very beautiful cake…Much better than some you find in the expensive restaurants.

  19. On March 17, 2009 at 6:12pm, Heather B said...

    Your pictures (and your cake!) look fabulous! Great job!

  20. On March 17, 2009 at 6:34pm, Cynthia said...

    Can I come over for a slice or two and a cup of tea?

  21. On March 17, 2009 at 6:58pm, thebrunettebaker said...

    I love that you put this in a cake pan instead. I usually do the loaf thing but this will be a nice change. Very pretty!
    PS I’m making your meatball ziti next week.:)

  22. On March 17, 2009 at 7:24pm, Bellini Valli said...

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you and your family and friends as well. We are on the same wave length today because I chose the same Irish poem for my post as well:D

  23. On March 17, 2009 at 7:31pm, Meg said...

    What a lovely cake.

  24. On March 17, 2009 at 7:41pm, vibi said...

    Beautiful, Susan!

    …and a very happy Patty’s day!

    …love that little picture frame!

  25. On March 17, 2009 at 8:31pm, Emily Rose said...

    yum! what a good idea to do it with orange instead of lemon- I’m going to try that next time! It looks so pretty in a cake pan too!

  26. On March 17, 2009 at 9:29pm, Cate said...

    When my cousin visited from France a few years ago, she happened to be here for our Supper Club dinner and made a yogurt cake – yum! Pretty pictures – so Spring-like.

  27. On March 17, 2009 at 11:28pm, Irene said...

    Gorgeous cake! I hope you find a lot of four-leaf clovers! :)

  28. On March 18, 2009 at 12:19am, Elyse said...

    Man, that cake looks delicious! I like that you baked it in a round cake pan–you’re right, much more cake like that way. And I think the Irish Blessing is just beautiful. What a wonderful St. Patty’s post.

  29. On March 18, 2009 at 12:34am, The TriniGourmet said...

    Yum! Perfect place settings and I like how your glaze enhanced the appearance of the cake (I agree with the round choice as well :) ) .. I’m gonna give it another try, and incorporate your approach :)

  30. On March 18, 2009 at 4:21am, Cakelaw said...

    What gorgeous photos Susan – I love them! Hope you had a great St Pats Day.

  31. On March 18, 2009 at 11:23am, noble pig said...

    Maybe on Bastille Day you can make Irish Soda Bread?

    It’s beautiful!

  32. On March 18, 2009 at 11:34am, TeaLady said...

    Absolutely elegant presentation. Beautiful cake. Great job.

  33. On March 18, 2009 at 12:40pm, CookiePie said...

    What a lovely cake!! I would like my slice with some berries, please… :)

  34. On March 18, 2009 at 12:42pm, Simple Simon said...

    A beautiful post, as usual!

  35. On March 18, 2009 at 1:10pm, Tangled Noodle said...

    Loaf or round pan, this cake is lovely!

  36. On March 18, 2009 at 3:23pm, Snooky doodle said...

    what a nice cake. It s simplicity is unique and so delicious. I love yogurt cakes. :) Nice photo

  37. On March 18, 2009 at 6:31pm, Rhiani said...

    The round cake does look very classy – not as rustic as the loaf version. Great job :)

  38. On March 18, 2009 at 6:58pm, Erin said...

    Your cake looks beautiful! I love your pictures!

  39. On March 18, 2009 at 9:37pm, J.Danger said...

    looks good! But of course, it always does! Hope your St. Patricls day was great!

  40. On March 18, 2009 at 9:39pm, Chez Us said...

    Beautiful yogurt cake! I love your flavorings. ;)

    As well this poem is really nice and says so much. Happy belated St. Paddy’s day to you as well!

  41. On March 18, 2009 at 9:56pm, Tracey said...

    Your photos are gorgeous! Great job on the cake!

  42. On March 19, 2009 at 8:19am, steph- whisk/spoon said...

    hope you had a happy st patrick’s day! lovely cake–orange flower water is wonderful!

  43. On March 19, 2009 at 8:52am, onlinepastrychef said...

    Maybe you’ve started a new French-Irish tradition! The cake looks and sounds wonderful:)

  44. On March 19, 2009 at 9:50am, Pam said...

    Wow. This looks so delicious and pretty too…great photos.

  45. On March 19, 2009 at 4:56pm, Sophie said...

    Wow! I loved tose words of wisdom!! Your cake lokks FABulous!! MMMMMMMM…..

  46. On March 20, 2009 at 2:32am, SiHaN said...

    lovely photos! i love the set up you have.

  47. On March 20, 2009 at 9:28am, Ingrid said...

    Looks wonderful. I’ve enjoyed this week’s posting of TWD, all the photos have been droolicious and yours is no exception. Love that last one, you can see all that lovely orange zest!
    ~ingrid

  48. On March 20, 2009 at 12:27pm, Laurie said...

    What a beautiful cake, I bet it is super moist!

  49. On March 22, 2009 at 2:07pm, Engineer Baker said...

    That’s probably my favorite Irish blessing. And not to disdain my heritage as a 90% Irishwoman, that yogurt cake looks waaaaay better than soda bread. Gorgeous!

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