Tuesday, March 17, 2009
TWD - Yoghurt cake with marmalade glaze
Woohoo, it's Tuesday with Dorie time again! This week, our host is Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction, who has chosen yet another winner - Yoghurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze.
Dorie describes this cake as a cross between a pound cake and a sponge cake, but it is ever so much tastier than either of them - it is somehow light and fluffy while being quite a solid cake. When this cake came out of the oven, I was rather unexcited, because it looks extremely plain. However, just like a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, this cake bursts forth with bright, tangy flavour - I loved it!
My version of the cake used orange zest and orange marmalade (instead of the lemon zest and lemon marmalade suggested by Dorie). By rubbing the zest into the sugar, it really brings out the citrus flavour. My cake is especially orange because I used carotina oil which consists of half red palm oil and half canola oil, and is therefore orange in colour.
The other great thing about this cake is that it is a lazy cook's dream - it only uses one bowl, and is all hand mixed. I have been a bit off baking lately, so the ease of making this cake was a welcome relief. Just make sure you grease your pan well - I had an anxious half an hour or so when my cake stuck steadfastly in the bottom of the tin. However, a little patience, a damp cloth and some coaxing finally released it safely.
If you only make one Dorie recipe this year, make this one (recipe on Liliana's blog). To check out how the other TWD membes interpreted this recipe, please check out the TWD blogroll.