Tuesday, March 17, 2009
March 17 French Yogurt Cake
I made the layer cake version with strawberry jam and whipped cream (I'm new at whipping cream, and I'm always nervous about overwhipping, so it's a little soft. The kitchen was warm, but the cake must have been a bit,too, it looks like the cream is going to slide right off!).
This was the first recipe I'd had to combine the zest and sugar first - that was incredible! The sugar was so light and fluffy and fragrant. I could have just eaten that sugar straight.
I used two 9 inch pans, since I didn't have a two inch pan. The batter seemed to barely cover the bottom of the pans, but they rose like crazy! The cake was good, the lemon flavor was nice, and it was really easy to pull together. Mine doesn't have the nice tight crumb of others', mine looks pretty coarse, but if it's my choice of two pans, overbeating or something else I've no idea. In any case, this would be a great everyday cake.
Thank you to Liliana from My Cookbook Addiction for selecting today's recipe!
Posted by Joy at 7:32 AM