Tuesday, March 17, 2009

TWD: French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze


Oh yes, I'm back baking with TWD! This weeks recipe was French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze. I was really excited for this cake because Dorie gushes about it in book and it is apparantly a cake that most people in France make regularly.


That being said, I was unsure of the cake. First off, it wasn't very cake-y. I was expecting it to be more like pound cake, but it reminded me of lemon-poppy seed bread, but without the poppy seeds. Don't get me wrong, almost the entire loaf was eaten. It was really delicious. But, since I was thinking "cake" it totally threw me off. Once I started thinking "quick bread", I began to like it more! I really enjoyed it on day three with a nice big cup of coffee. YUM!


The only change I made to the recipe was the marmalade. It calls for lemon marmalade, but I only had orange, so that is what I used.


Thanks to Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction for choosing this week's recipe. You can find the recipe at her blog and, as always, check out the blogroll!

35 comments:

HoneyB said...

Grumpy really seemed to like this cake - meaning he went to the kitchen and took it out himself to eat it. I was more like you - wasn't really all that thrilled.

SiHaN said...

quick bread it was. But i thought that it was rather good. Made for an afternoon tea treat.

Amanda said...

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

Marthe said...

Your cake looks absolutely wonderful!!

Linda said...

Love your presentation. Cake or quick bread --- whatever you call it, it's delicious!!! Great job! :)

Jules Someone said...

That looks just delicious, whatever you want to call it.

n.o.e said...

This recipe did tread that line between cake and bread. I just viewed it as "coffee cake" and life was fine! I'll bet yours was delicious with orange marmalade. And it's nice to have you back to TWD posting!
Nancy

Megan said...

Isn't that funny - now that I think about it, it was very similar to a quick bread. But delicious all the same!

Maria said...

Nice job on the cake. It looks very scrumptious!

chocolatechic said...

i just love the zest on top.

Gorgeous.

Emily Rose said...

I had the same reaction about it being called a "cake"- I served it for breakfast this morning so I'm definitely thinking it was more of a bread than a cake!

Jennifer said...

Your cake looks delicious! Love the zest on the top!

SUGAR B said...

Welcome back, my baking darling!

I am loving the orange in your cake!

I ended up making mine into a strawberry cake and it turned out so YUMMY.

BAKE-EN said...

I made an actual "cake" out of it, which made it more "cake-like" :)

It really is like a quick bread though. Glad to know that it help up so well! Day three with coffee sounds lovely.

Banjo said...

Great presentation, looks lovely!

Ingrid said...

By your photo I wouldn't care what you called it. The top looks yummy!
~ingrid

teresa said...

Beautiful picture, looks delicious!

Pamela said...

Seems like no one could really find the lemon marmalade. Glad you enjoyed it! And it's good to see you back! :o)

Flourchild said...

Great looking bread..I love your topping!

The McBride Family said...

Yum I wish I could have tried it out! Really... can you make it again?? Soon?? :) HA HA.

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks wonderful. I'm glad it was a hit!

Teanna said...

I totally wanted to throw some poppy seeds in here, but I didn't have any! Your loaf looks great!

Liliana said...

Your cake looks wonderful! I love the presentation. I also used orange marmalade and it turned out great!

TeaLady said...

That top pic with the cream and the zest is perfect. Just like the cake. Great job and welcome back to TWD.

J.Danger said...

I have a great recipe that I got from Pioneer Woman for a yogurt marmalade cake. I love hers, you should try it.

Bunny said...

It really looks good to me, I love orange!

Leslie said...

How beautiful! I thought it tasted much better on the third day, too. Maybe our expectations influenced our enjoyment of it?

Cathy said...

Isn't it funny how sometimes you are not sure about something until you start thinking about it as something else -- such as "this is a biscuit, not a muffin," or in your case, thinking of it as a quick bread rather than a cake. Glad you liked it once you made the mental switch! It certainly looks fabulous! Glad you are back baking with TWD!

farah said...

I really enjoyed this cake once i ate it with plain yogurt and lemon curd :)

AmyRuth said...

Christine, I am so glad you stopped by because I lost you for a while. I'm adding you to my roll so I won't again. he he I hope all is well. I liked the cake better after the first day too. Your photo is beautiful. I love how easy it is to put together. Great job!
AmyRuth

Carol Peterman said...

That dollop of cream looks so good on your cake!

Jin Hooi said...

ur "quick bread" looks great !! well done

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your yogurt cake looks lovely! Love the dollop of cream on top. Well done!

Annette said...

Your cake looks great! I like it a lot and I love how simple it is to make. Nice job!

Engineer Baker said...

Not thinking of it as cake made it easier to think of it as breakfast :) I love the picture though - whipped cream and lemon zest are perfect for this cake.

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