Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Strawberry Yogurt Cake

         In past few years I have not been enjoying cake. I should rephrase. I do not like plain vanilla or chocolate cake with frosting, average birthday cake to put simply.  Now when I am asked to make desserts for family events I will try different desserts, or if its for a birthday celebration I will try coffee cakes, pound cakes or as I call them sophisticated cakes. When my grandma asked me to make a cake to celebrate our families March birthdays. Immediately I went on the hunt for  cake that I wouldn’t just like to make but like to eat. Man, I sure lucked out. This strawberry cake was wonderful, super moist and packed with sweet fruity flavor. My family liked it so much they ate the whole cake!

Strawberry Yogurt Cake
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 Tb. lemon juice, divided
Zest of 1 lemon
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
8 oz. plain or vanilla, Greek yogurt
12 oz. fresh strawberries, diced
1 cup powdered sugar
1.     Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan (10-15 cup pan.) Sift together the 2 ¼ cups of flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in the lemon zest and set aside.
2.     With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in 1 Tb. lemon juice. Alternate beating in the flour mixture and the yogurt, mixing just until incorporated.
3.     Toss the strawberries with the remaining ¼ cup of flour. Gently mix them into the batter.
4.     Pour the batter into the Bundt pan. Place in the oven and reduce the temperature to 325 degrees F. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
5.     Allow to cool at least 20 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Once cooled whisk together the remaining 2 Tb. of lemon juice and the powdered sugar. Drizzle over the top of the cake.

Original recipe can be found http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2010/05/farmstand-fresh.html

1 comment:

  1. Sweet and fruity flavors usually don't appeal to me, but seeing your strawberry yogurt cake gave me a change of heart. I definitely must try that recipe, and share it with my friends. Just seeing a photo of the finished cake is already making my mouth water. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Britney! Have a nice day! :)

    Jason Underwood @ La Patisserie


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