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TWD: French Yogurt Cake and an Irish Blessing

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 voilĂ  – cake!

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.

Many thanks to Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction [1] 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 [2]. If you’d like to see a whole lot of other French Yogurt Cakes, please stop by the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll [3].

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!