Tuesday, March 17, 2009

French Yogurt Cake for Tuesdays with Dorie and St. Patrick's Day Drop Doughnuts


Our treat of the week for Tuesdays with Dorie is French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze, picked for us to try by Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction -- thanks Liliana! You can visit her site for the recipe or find it in Dorie's wonderful book, Baking From My Home To Yours.


This was an easy and delicious lemon flavored treat! I wanted to try out a new silicone baking mold shaped like a butterfly for pull-apart cupcakes, I envisioned brushing the wing designs with coordinating shades of jams and marmalades, for a pretty jewel toned butterfly.


Didn't happen. Why? Because the minute this came out of the oven the kids were so excited and chanting "muffins" (or "fuffins" -- as my youngest calls them) and I knew they would barely give these a chance to cool. And glaze? Forget it. These got gobbled up quite quickly for afternoon snack.


We all loved the lemon taste and how moist this treat was. I can see how it is popular in France, I'm sure we'll be making it often. I can't wait to actually try it with a fruity jam or marmalade glaze.


With my leftover batter I made one little loaf, since that is the traditional shape of this cake, and I have to admit, I love lemon loaf. When I was pregnant with my youngest I craved lemon loaf from Starbucks and would have to go through the drive-through and get a slice more often than I'd care to admit :)


If French Lemon Yogurt Cake wasn't enough of an indulgence for you or you would like a little treat with green sugar to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, take a peek at these...


my husband was in a 'doughnut mood' and I found this quick and easy recipe for Buttermilk Drop Doughnuts that were super easy to whip up. I left out the nutmeg since hubby is not a fan and instead of rolling in cinnamon sugar, made a simple powdered sugar glaze and sprinkled with green sugar sprinkles.


These reminded me a little of fritters, they were moist and cakey inside, crispy outside, not too sweet, not greasy, and you could taste a hint of tang from the buttermilk. For the easy prep and time involved these were a great 'doughnut mood' treat.


Thank you for stopping by for Tuesdays with Dorie, whether you are Irish or not, I hope you and yours have a delicious St. Patrick's Day :)

21 comments:

Natashya said...

I love the butterfly pan!
So cute - I would love to see a cake that you get to decorate - imagine the possibilities.
And good for you for doing donuts! I haven't tried those yet - buttermilk sounds really good.

Amanda said...

The butterfly pan is so cool! I LOVED this cake, it smelled so good while cooking and tasted wonderful :) I paired it with simple lemon curd. YUM!

Jules Someone said...

Wow! You were seriously ambitious. That is one cool pan. Those donuts look amazing.

spike. said...

Love the butterfly and those donuts! perfect for St. Paddy's!

Maria said...

Doughnuts and cake, what a great post! Happy St. Patty's day to you!

Kayte said...

Oh, that butterfly is such fun...no wonder they were gobbled up in a hurry. Your little loaf looks very pretty and tasty. And the fritters...wow, you are just too too much over here! Kudos to you for all this baking! Very nice!

chocolatechic said...

The butterfly is just to precious.

Megan said...

I didn't catch the link for the buttermilk donuts - but I am in awe of the double deep fryer - holy cannoli I could do some serious damage with that!

Love the "fuffins" - the pan is just too cute!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE your creativity with this one!!! How amazing!!!

deltawhiskey.us said...

Oh that looks so cute! I love the butterfly pan!

~Delta Whiskey (Cat)

Flourchild said...

Perfect butterfly pan! I love that you went the festive route for St. Patricks day! What a great idea..I actullay forgot this weeks TWD fell on St. Paddys day! I did spoil my kids this morning with green candy and some green little surprises! They loved it.
Have a great day and your cake and doughnut drops look so tasty!!

vibi said...

Everything is so creative... wow! The butterfly mold is crazy!

Oh! and... it's decided, next st-Patty's day... I'm droping by for a couple if doughnuts! Please? Pretty please?

Very nice!

pinkstripes said...

Wow! I love the butterfly pan. I'm glad the cake was a hit. It sure is deliciously easy.

I like your drop doughnuts too. I want to make doughnuts. These sound relatively easy.

Peggy said...

Very cute butterfly pan! Happy St. Patty's Day to you! We loved the lemon cake.

Tracey said...

What a neat pan! The butterfly looks so cool!

Those doughnuts are to die for...I want some!

Cathy said...

You have the coolest pans, Andrea! I totally love that butterfly pull-apart pan -- I can visualize using that for a little girl's spring birthday party. Your lemon cakes look great. Love your doughnuts too! Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Leslie said...

How cute is that pan! I can't imagine just whipping up a batch of doughnuts so that is very impresive!

Jayne said...

That butterfly pan is wonderful!!! I can imagine how pretty it would be with all different jam glazes.

Di said...

I can totally see my 2yo making off with parts of that butterfly while I had my back turned... =) I really need to try making doughnuts again with a cakey recipe like yours. (My first attempt with a yeast dough didn't work very well.)

SiHaN said...

the butterfly pan is gorgeous. and they sure look like muffins upon baking. Wonderful work with the loaf as well. I wonder if I would have any particular cravings next time when I'm pregnant. haha. SIlly comment.

TeaLady said...

Cute Pan. I can picture that jeweled tone butterfly and it is gorgeous. Great idea even tho' the butterfly flew before you could carry through. As long as everyone liked it.....

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