Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie - French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze



I have been excited to make this recipe ever since I saw the recipe rotation for March.  I read the P&Q's and almost everyone said it was an easy and straightforward recipe and tasted delicious.  I made the cake as per the recipe and it was very straightforward.  The recipe called for Lemon Marmalade which i could not find anywhere (to be honest i didn't know there was such a thing as lemon marmalade, i thought it was only oranges).  I wanted to keep the lemon flavour strong so didn't use the orange marmalade and skipped the glaze.  I decided to make lemon curd to go with the cake.  I don't why but having never made lemon curd before i had the notion that it was really complicated with lot's of steps.  How wrong i was!  So easy, i will definitely make this again!


Instead of one big cake i used my 4 inch spring-forms and was able to make 3 cakes.  One for me, one each for my friends Sandy and Tracey.  The only thing with my cake, and this seems to happen to every cake i make, they domed and cracked.  I'd love to make a perfectly flat topped cake.  Hmm, i'll have to keep practicing ;)


The first bite i took i liked it but wasn't too impressed by it.  Then i took some of the yogurt i had left over and a spoonful of the lemon curd and ate it together with the cake.......
.....absolutely delicious!  As you can see from the photos, both my sons really like this cake.  Actually, they liked it before i baked it, they were fighting over the batter :)



My heartfelt thanks go to Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction for choosing this recipe.  Please check out her site for the recipe.

38 comments:

Mary Ann said...

I love that you made 3 cakes. How nice of you to share! They look delicious and it looks like your boys enjoyed them too.

myfamousrecipe said...

Yours looks so delicious. That layer of soft lemon curd in the middle is utterly gorgeous. I just had another slice as a snack, and it's just as good (maybe better?) the next day.

Kayte said...

I was getting all ready to say how elegant and lovely your cake was...that dusting of powdered sugar, that two layer thing going on, the talk of your choice of "glazing" and then I saw the Elmo spoon...LOL! So much fun! Truly, your cakes are beautiful and I love hearing about your adaptations. Nice post!

leanne said...

Who needs perfect cake when you have powdered sugar. It looks wonderful. Love the little elmo spoon. My kids enjoyed the cake too.

Pamela said...

They always fight over the batter, don't they? Your boys are so beautiful. And your lemon curd sounds divine.

Sara said...

Yum, I love that you layered in the lemon curd. Great idea!
Sara/Imafoodblog.com

Donna-FFW said...

This looks so delicious. Ive been seeing these on peoples blogs and I love all the versions. Yours looks so elegant. I have to tell you I am enjoying those cupcakes posted below as well. Nice to meet you!

Teanna said...

That is absolutely beautiful! That layer of lemon curd is just gorgeous. I love how beautiful it looks!

Natashya said...

I love your graphic photos - such beautiful colours! And of course, I love Elmo.
I agree, pound cakes are great vehicles - they go best with a little slather of something.

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad the cake was a hit. How cool that you made cakes for sharing. Lemon curd is wonderfully easy isn't it?

Jess said...

What a lovely layer cake...and how nice to share! Perfect with lemon curd in the middle.

Ivette said...

Your cake looks soooo good with the layers and the powdered sugar!

Leslie said...

How cute are these little cakes! I love them! I also skipped the marmalade and made lemon curd. Great minds think alike!

Heather said...

A beautiful cake, with the lemon curd in the middle. Looks like your little boy is really enjoying it. Great baking!

TeaLady said...

Cake looks really yummy!! And you made 3. To share. You are too good.

SiHaN said...

The elmo spoon is terribly cute. *woops*. so is the cake of course. Layered with lemon curd. What more could you ask for?

Audrey said...

No one will think you're a novice baker when they look at how perfect your cake is! I'm glad you liked this so much...I know I'm going to be making it a lot.

n.o.e said...

You split those layers and filled with the curd just like a pro! It looks fantastic, but I have to say those adorable boys steal the show. I'm glad the cake was a hit with all, and that you had enough to share.
Nancy

Katrina said...

Yum! Love the lemon curd addition! Glad everyone liked it.

Joy said...

Your layer cake looks beautiful! And I love the Elmo fork :)

Shelly said...

Love the pictures and your recipes! Great blog! Welcome to the foodie blog roll!

Megan said...

Your boys are so cute - and it sure looks like they enjoyed the cake!

Melissa said...

I almost made a layer cake version too. Yours looks so good, I wish I had!

Gabe's Girl said...

What a great looking cake! I mean it. It looks fabulous. To help keep the cake from doming and cracking, use room temp ingredients and try not to over whip your batter. I also like to use baking strips (mine are homemade wet strips of cloth) whenever I think I may have this problem. If all else fails, just level your cake top, then flip it over so that the ugly side is down, then your flat bottom becomes the top! Voila.

Mycookingtime said...

That cake looks delicious!

Cathy said...

Yum -- love your three mini cakes! And so glad that the lemon curd was a success -- I still haven't tried to make it, so that is great to know that it is easy. Your little taste testers are SOOOOOOO cute!

Liliana said...

I love the way your little cakes look filled with lemon curd and dusted with powdered sugar! Glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by.

Sweet as Coco said...

My cake cracked a bit in the middle too. But it still tasted good! I like how you put the sugar on the top! So pretty!

Flourchild said...

Great looking cake and I love your Elmo spoon. Im so glad you enjoyed this recipe. I loved the smell while it was baking! I need to find a candle that smells that good!

foodforliving said...

The cake looks delicious... lemon is such a spring-y, fresh flavor, and I'm craving Spring here in Boston!

Amber Marie said...

Oh, lemon curd is delish and I bet it was even better on the cake! Great way to sub for the marmalade.

Di said...

Your cake looks great--I love the lemon curd. And the Elmo fork would be very popular around here (Gillian is almost 2 1/2 and is a big Elmo fan).

Tracey said...

I love the Elmo fork! The cake looks gorgeous - glad it was enjoyed by everyone :)

Annette said...

Your cake looks and sounds delicious! And your boys are adorable. :)

dharmagirl said...

your cake is so beautiful! i love the powdered sugar on the top--so elegant. lemon curd is delicious and so simple to make--thanks for reminding me:)

Engineer Baker said...

They definitely look like they enjoyed it :) As for the doming, have you ever tried cake strips around the outsides of the pan? I've heard they work wonders. Beautiful job!

Barbara said...

Lovely! Isn't lemon curd delicious?

Another tip for the doming -- it can be a sign of too little leavening or too much beating of the cake.

LyB said...

Double hit of lemon there with the lemon curd, looks fantastic!