This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe was French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze. I tend to have pretty good instincts on which TWD recipes we’ll enjoy around here, and which ones I can make partial batches or pass on. I don’t like to skip though. For me, baking is sort of like exercise: you rarely say you’re sorry you did it afterwards. I anticipated that Mr. Penpen and I would both love the lemon yogurt cake. Not so much because we love yogurt, unless you count frozen yogurt, but because it’s the type of cake that you can just kind of nibble on throughout the day without feeling wholly unhealthy about eating.
How much did we love it? I baked the first one on Thursday night – totally ahead of schedule for me – and we devoured it before it could even be glazed or photographed. This is what happened: I baked it kind of late in the evening on Thursday so it didn’t have time to fully cool that evening, then we couldn’t resist having some for breakfast on Friday, at that point I just gave up glazing or photographing since I still had plenty of lemons and yogurt left to bake another. I got around to baking the second cake on Sunday evening, after the first one was obliterated. This one got glazed, but not photographed before it was sliced into. I should know better by now to leave explicit instructions for Mr. Penpen to hold off snacking until photographs have been taken. I did have fun taking photos of lemons during my lunch break on Monday, though.
This recipe rates an 8.5 for Deliciousness with the marmalade glaze and an 8 without the glaze, and it gets a 2 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 4.25/4 – can’t get much better than that. Many thanks to Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction for selecting this recipe. Eating this cake was a highlight for us during a very uncomfortable weekend, as both humans in this household were suffering from Poison Oak transmitted from Ms. Ears, who remained oblivious to the damage she inflicted. You can find the recipe for French Yogurt Cake on Liliana’s site, and you can see what the other bakers thought of it via the Tuesdays With Dorie site.