Monday, October 06, 2008

Let them eat cake

Let them eat cake, originally uploaded by Teacher Dude's BBQ.

And here is a great recipe. Me and Lydia had a great time trying it out on Sunday.

EVO and Yogurt Loaf Cake

- makes 8 servings -

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
Finely grated zest of 1 lime
1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt
3 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup EVO (extra-virgin olive oil)

Getting ready: Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously butter an 8 1/2-x-4 1/2-inch loaf pan, place the pan on a lined baking sheet and set aside. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and keep near by.

1. Put the sugar and zest in a medium bowl and rub the ingredients together until the sugar is fragrant. Whisk in the yogurt, eggs and vanilla. When the mixture is well blended, gently whisk in the dry ingredients. Switch to a spatula and fold in the oil. The batter will be thick and shiny. Scrape it into the pan and smooth the top.

2. Bake the cake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until it is golden and starts to come away from the sides of the pan; a knife inserted into the center of the cake will come out clean. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes, then run a knife between the cake and the sides of the pan. Unmold and cool to room temperature right-side up.


dorapap said...

you know I suck at this so please... send me some!! hehehe

teacher dude said...

Me and Lydia will make one just for you. It was delicious.

Cheryl said...

Well, it must have been delicious- there was only one piece left for a picture! :) I love cooking with my kids. It's always so much fun. I'll have to try this recipe...just bought 2 limes yesterday.