Sunday, November 29, 2009

Yoghurt Cake with Blueberries

This weekend, I commenced my Christmas baking and preparations in earnest, so I didn't have time for complex side ventures. However, as a simple item that I could take to work to share, I made Clotilde's (of Chocolate & Zucchini) Yoghurt Cake, and threw in a few blueberries for additional flavour.

Clotilde tells us that this cake is the first one that French children learn to make because it is so simple - what's not to like about that? She also accurately describes this cake as fluffy and not too sweet.

I enjoyed my slice of yoghurt cake with a scoop of vanilla icecream:

I own Clotilde's first book, Chocolate & Zucchini, which contains this recipe. It is a beautiful book, and well worth the purchase price. There are plenty of recipes, just like this one, with lovely photographs for each recipe, and a nifty set of conversion tables in the back (which I use all the time for oven temperatures when making American recipes).

Hope you had a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

It looks delicious! I love cakes like this; the yogurt cake we made for Tuesdays with Dorie is one of my favorites.

J'aime said...

I am literally drolling over these cooking blogs. I could die, and it makes it even worse because I'm hungry. Ow food. Talking about food.

and that cake, ow it looks beautiful. I'm actually saying this to myself, it just lovely.


Jennifer said...

This cake looks so luscious and moist! I love blueberries and in a cake they are just marvelous! Yogurt always helps to make cakes (and any baked goods they are in) so moist!!!! Lovely job!

Ivy said...

Your cake looks delicious. We are on the same wave line. I made yoghurt last week and used it to make a yoghurt cake with apples and some yoghurt cookies.

Happy cook said...

I love love cakes like this, looks so so good.

Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

Oh i love yogurt cakes! This looks like a perfect one for me! :)

Anonymous said...

This looks great! Good luck with the Christmas baking! I'm starting next week!

CurlyPops said...

Oh yum! I love any cake that includes yoghurt and blueberries.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oooh I made a yogurt cake the other day and it was fantastic-and as you said fluffy but not overly sweet!

The Caked Crusader said...

Interesting - I have this recipe bookmarked too for a future bake. Looks like it came out really well - I love the lightness that yoghurt gives to a sponge.

Emily said...

Oooh I'm craving blueberries right now. This cake looks SO good!

A_and_N said...

I have some frozen blueberries left from what we picked duing summer/fall :)

When did you get that cake-stand? That looks good!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Chocaty Lifestule, yoghurt cakes are good -they have that lovely lightness and tang.

Hi Ivy, yoghurt cake with apple sounds delicious!

Thanks Happy Cook :)

LOL J'aime, yes, it is dangerous looking at cooking blogs when you are hungry.

Agreed Jennifer - and blueberries are good in almost any baked good.

Thanks Jill.

Thanks SugarJunkie - same to you!

Hi Lorraine, yes, Clotilde wasspot on with that.

Thanks CurlyPops :)

Hi Em, berries are good in cake - I would like some now!

Hi Crusader - agreed.

Good move A&N. I bought the cake stand a couple of years ago online from Ezibuy (run out of Australia and NZ).

Barbara said...

The yogurt cake is a favourite in our house too.