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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

TWD: French Yogurt Cake with Strawberries and Cream



I hope that the fact that my French Yogurt Cake turned into such a tall and lovely creation will make up for the fact that I am making this post extremely brief.  I have been chasing two sick kids around to various doctor appointments today and, at this moment, one of them is beyond ready for a nap.  

I decided to take Dorie's recommendation in the playing around section and try this cake as a kind of Strawberry Shortcake version - only mine ended up being quite tall.  

I went ahead and baked the cake in the loaf pan, then I just cut 1/2-inch thick slices and used a 2 1/2-inch round cutter to cut some small rounds to stack with some lightly sweetened whipped cream and sliced strawberries that had been soaking in a bit of vanilla and sugar.  

The black flecks in my cake come from the use of some vanilla sugar I had on hand and the only other change I made was to use orange zest instead of lemon.

Overall, I really liked this cake, but funny enough, my favorite part was the caramelized outsides of the cake even more than the tender and moist insides seen here.  I think I would like these as cupcakes (without liners) to get even more of a 'crust' to cake ratio.  Cutting it the way I did left quite a few nice scraps for me to nibble on though, so who knows!

Don't forget to stop by and say hello to this week's hostess, Liliana at My Cookbook Addiction! , and to head over to the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll to see all the other creations.

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15 comments:

Marthe said...

Wow, your cake looks amazing, I love the filling and strawberry!

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Maria said...

I am loving your cake! The strawberries make it look so pretty! Nice job this week!

chocolatechic said...

Gorgeous cake.

Tracey said...

So pretty and elegant! I loved strawberries in combination with the citrus flavors in this cake.

SiHaN said...

oOOoo! i love those stacked cakes you have. Can't believe i didn't think of those. Strawberries and cream! what a great spin.

Natalie said...

looks nothing short (haha..) of delicious! (I couldn't help it. ;) )

Cristine said...

How cute! Looks so delicious!

Connie Weiss said...

That looks sooo good and I love the adjustments that you made.

You are making me what to join the TWD club!

Hope your kids feel better soon!

Leslie said...

You win, hands down, the best looking cake award. I wanted to lick my monitor! This recipe is so versatile that I must have a dozen ideas for the next time I make it. Thanks for making that list a baker's dozen!

Anne said...

Wow- they're so tall and look amazing!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I'd love to have one of you tall lemon cakes with strawberries and cream...yum!

Snooky doodle said...

this looks really nice :)

Katrina said...

Looks awesome and delicious!

TeaLady said...

Oh, Holly, that looks sooooo delicious. The beautiful strawberries, the round cakelets. Perfect!!!

Engineer Baker said...

I loved the crispy edges the best too :) Beautiful strawberry shortcakes (tallcakes?)! I hope the sick kids get better soon!

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