Thursday, March 19, 2009

TWD: French Yogurt Cake..again

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Since the French Yogurt cake got such amazing raves, I decided to give it another shot. I whisked the oil in beforehand with the eggs and sugar to skip the folding step at the end so that the cake would be more tender and less greasy. This time I just had to make the glaze because the sticky topping looked just too good! I used Greek Yogurt instead of 2%... anything higher can be pretty hard to find. I also reduced the baking powder to 1/2 tsp for 2/3rds of the recipe (3/4 tsp for a whole recipe) to get a tighter crumb. Instead of 2 mini loaves, I got 9 muffins. A muffin is actually pretty big when you consider that it's about 1/4th of a mini loaf. I don`t think I usually eat one fourth of a mini loaf as one serving (at least not when I'm making pound cake!). These were a little softer and not as coarse, but something still feels like it's missing and I think it's butter...haha. I brought the rest to school because I didn't think we could finish them. I was suprised when my friends told me they weren't as bad as I described they would be. I searched for some yogurt cakes made with butter and I saw this one at Canelle et Vanille that looked really good!

Thanks to Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction for choosing this recipe. The recipe can be found on her site and here. Don't forget to visit the TWD Blogroll!

28 comments:

  1. These little muffins look great with the glaze. You are really ambitious doing this again! I bet your friends don't mind at all.

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  2. The muffins look great! I like the glaze!

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  3. looks great! are you going to try out the new yogurt cake recipe you found?

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  4. interesting the comparison you made . I think i prefer loaf too its easier to combine too :) these muffins look delicious though

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  5. Because I liked this cake so much I was rooting for you to like it more. "Not as bad as I said it was" is pretty good! LOL.

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  6. I think this is just not going to be your favorite recipe, Steph, but I sure admire your persistence! They look great, and if we went to school together I would happily take them off your hands!

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  7. I am glad you ended up with a tighter crumb by reducing the levener. I plan to make that change if I make this and don't bake it in a deep loaf pan. The muffins are so pretty with the glaze.

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  8. Ha, I'm a butter girl, too! Even absent the butter, these little yogurt cakes look fabulous. The sheen from the glaze makes them look all the yummier!

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  9. well done for the second try .. these little cakes look great !!!

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  10. I love your dogged experiments! THANK YOU so much! Did you know what I did? I was a lazy TWD or rather one with no time, so I delegated the recipe to my gramma, who subbed meringue powder for the baking powder.

    Because they were in identical pots!

    LOLOLOL.

    We all scratched our heads and rolled our brains trying to imagine why it didn't rise, but she found out hte next day and baked it again. PERFECT! I dont like the lemon though, but i DO love the texture! Go all out with the Cannelle et Vanille one! She's my hero!

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  11. Ohh the cake looks lovely as muffins - especially with the yummy glaze. I'm glad you liked the cake even more this time!

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  12. I like that you did the comparison. And the difference in the cakes makes the easy cake easier without ruining the cake. Thanks for the experience, Professor. All of the loaves look yummy!

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  13. You definitely get an A+ for this week's baking assignment!

    I know how it is, not loving something that most others do. I'm starting to feel like with all of this baking, I'm getting harder and harder to please :)

    Anyway, nice job on the cake.

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  14. You are incredible for being so persistent with this recipe. I may try it because of the Greek yogurt, which I love and have a few times a week with granola.

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  15. What a wonderful idea to make theminto muffins. They look so gorgeous with this glaze!

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  16. I use all-purpose for the Sedaris cupcakes. I used cake flour the first time I made them... It might've been that it was my first time baking from scratch, but they were not good. Lol :D

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  17. Very nice and you made more. They must be wonderful.

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  18. The muffins look great. You are such a good researcher - trying different techniques! We benefit from your studies! :)

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  19. I wouldn't have been ambitious enough to try them again! The cupcakes look great and I'm glad your friends liked them!

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  20. They looks so nice and moist - perfect for a quick breakfast on the go!

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  21. They look yummy. That glaze looks so pretty and delicious!

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  22. I like that you gave these another try! They look good.
    ~ingrid

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  23. You seemed intent on this cake !! :) Totally understood thou cuz I once made 10 banana cakes/loaves in a row.. just tried to get one that fitted my taste most !!

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  24. Those look fantastic. I love that you redid it and l glad they turned out.

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