Tuesday, March 17, 2009

French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze (TWD)


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction: French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze. The cake is made from very simple ingredients, with the addition of yogurt to the batter. After it is baked, it's topped off with a sweet and tart marmalade glaze.


The"cake" is actually very similar to pound cake, so you'll want to let it rest for a day before digging in, to allow for all the flavors to come out. I had a slice the day it was made and then again the day after - it was definitely better the day after.


The yogurt ensures that the cake is very moist and the zest rubbed with sugar is very aromatic. I couldn't find any lemon marmalade so I used orange zest and orange marmalade in the recipe. It was fantastic, and perfect for breakfast. I love that you could even see the orange zest in the in each slice!


Although the glaze made the cake a bit sticky and messy to eat, I absolutely loved it! It also gave the cake a nice pretty shine. Since I already had orange marmalade on hand, I didn't really bother to go find the lemon variety. I was so interested to see some people posting about various other kinds of marmalade... lemon pear marmalade and pink grapefruit marmalade! I am just dying to try those now!


Thanks Liliana, for choosing this cake. If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Make sure you visit the TWD Blog Roll to see what everyone else thought about this moist, citrusy cake!


* Recipes notes:
- I used orange zest and orange marmalade instead.
- I would put a foil tent over the cake after about 30 minutes - mine browned very quickly in my Pyrex loaf pan.
- Wrapped well, the cake keeps at room temperature for at least 4 days. If you do not glaze the cake, you can wrap it airtight and freeze it for up to 2 months.
- For more tips, click here.

46 comments:

  1. Jaime, your cake looks gorgeous! It's so pretty with the shiny glaze on top. I love your crumb too.. it looks so fluffy and closer knit than mine.

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  2. I love how shiny the glaze makes the cake. Beautiful! So glad you liked it. :)

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  3. Gorgeous cake and gorgeous pictures! I want a piece right now!

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  4. This looks so pretty! I've made Dorie's lemon yogurt cake before and liked it quite a bit.

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  5. I don't mind sticky cakes ;)

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  6. Nice cake!!! It definitely looks like something yummy to try... Although I'm not a fan of marmalade, so I wonder how the lemon cake would taste w/ a raspberry jam glaze? I think I'll have to try that!

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  7. Your cake looks gorgeous! I used orange zest too and loved the citrus flavor it gave the cake.

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  8. I love how your glaze poured down the sides of the cake. It looks fantastic!

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  9. Your pictures look amazing! I really liked this recipe too!

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  10. I seriously feel like I'm having deja vu, I must have seen this on someones else's blog too...Well hopefully I'm not double commenting here because I'm going to say the same thing...that glaze is beautiful!

    NAOmni

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  11. Yum! Yours looks really moist and delicious.

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  12. That cake is gorgeous in it's simplicity. Love how the shiny glaze makes it look! Your photos do it justice.

    Thanks also for the tip on holding off tasting it (& pound cakes) until the next day. I didn't know that!
    ~ingrid

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  13. What a beautiful cake! I love cakes that get better with time :)

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  14. The cake does look so pretty and inviting with the glaze. Really, very pretty!

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  15. Oh, that looks so good...and so shiny! :)

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  16. Divine... I,m telling you wour pictures look divine! Out of this world!

    Beautifuly done, Jay-mee! LOL

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  17. Are people telling how how out of control your photos are? Like, seriously out of control amazingly mouth watering photos could say ice to an eskimo type of photos?!??

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  18. Yum, your cake turned out beautifully!! There's nothing better than a cake that ripens with age...those are the most dangerous kind. You can't walk away from a cake like that!

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  19. Your cake looks amazingly good! If there is such thing as food porn.. I think a pic of your cake would qualify :) Awesome job!

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  20. OMG. Your cake! It looks so wonderful. I love it.

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  21. Great looking yogurt cake! I really like the glossy liquid like glaze.

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  22. I've seen many do the orange combo on this cake. I'm going to have to try it now! Great job on your cake!

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  23. I love this cake! I can just imagine how moist this is and the marmalade glaze Fantastic!

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  24. Great job on the cake! The photos are beautiful!

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  25. I wouldn't mind using a fork for a cake that looks this amazing! Yummy!

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  26. Awesome! The shiny glaze looks great! Yum to this cake!

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  27. Your glaze looks so good.I really thought this recipe was wonderful. Great job!

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  28. This looks so yummy! I love your blog and your pictures are all gorgeous!

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  29. This is a must try for me! And it is beautiful to boot! Great job.

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  30. Your did a wonderful job! Absolutely superb. Our cake did not last long enough to see another day. I will have to bake it again and hide it to see how much richer it can be!

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  31. what a nice cake! I m drooling for a slice of this jem. Wonderful!

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  32. YUM!!! All of you Tuesday Dorie pepople are killing me with all of the different cake recipes!!! This one looks so good!

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  33. I cannot tell you how yummy that cake looks. Oh, wait, I just did. Great job. Great pics.

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  34. Great pictures, Jaime, especially of the glaze. I'm going to have to make this again so I can try it with glaze. =) I agree that the cake was better the second day.

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  35. Yours looks so good. Mine has a crack which I don't think looks bad but I really like yours that's so perfect!

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  36. wow.. ur cake looks super yummy !! well done

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  37. The glaze looks really nice and makes the cake even more mouthwatering. Great job.

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  38. Just beautiful! The glaze is so lovely! Glad to know it is good the next day...mine didn't last that long! :)

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  39. Wow, that looks absolutely fantastic! I love the glaze dripping down the edge, it's just too pretty. What a perfect breakfast!

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  40. Your pictures are awesome and your cake lookks fantastic!

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  41. Your cake looks amazing - I love the texture. Your photos are just gorgeous. I am glad you liked the recipe. Thanks for stopping by.

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