Monday, March 19, 2012

Yogurt Cake

Confession time: I don't like peaches. In fact, I might call them gross and do an exaggerated nose wrinkle when faced with them. Peach yogurt gets the same reaction. I don't care if it's just sugary yogurt with a hint of peach flavor, when you're expecting strawberry and open up your yogurt and find it's that peachy color, it just ruins your day. Or my day. Because you might like peach, and maybe that would make your day.

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But you know what's strange? I don't mind them baked into things. Weird, right? What is that about? I think it's because the overly peachy flavor gets diluted in baking. So when I found myself with an abundance of peach yogurt thanks to that Yoplait pack at Costco, I decided the solution would be to use it to bake some stuff. Because what else am I gonna do? Actually eat it? Gag!

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This here is a yogurt cake, which can be used with any type of yogurt, to be fair, though I would suggest vanilla and peach are probably the most appropriate for this type of breakfast-y cake. Perhaps blueberry. Strawberry seems sort of weird, but hey, you can try it and let me know if you're so inclined. This would also probably be over the top delicious if you added a glaze, but I didn't this time.

Yogurt Cake

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups yogurt (any flavor)
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. Cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs until smooth. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and stir into batter, alternating with the yogurt.
  3. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

In photos:

Forgot to take photos of the beginning steps! Whoops. Here's before you add in the flour etc. and the yogurt.

And after. It's a bit lighter in color and a less thick but looks much the same!

Pour it into your bundt pan.

It'll come out looking like this.

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After it's cooled a bit, flip it out onto a plate.

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Cut in and enjoy!

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