Really Useful Cake (Yogurt Cake)

I’ve been wondering: Are there other people out there who eat maple syrup straight from a spoon? Who get overly excited when a recipe mentions maple syrup? And who might even –gasp- like its flavor better than chocolate? Those people should bake this cake by Clotilde at ChocolateandZucchini, cut a thick slice and eat it drenched in maple syrup.

That’s what I did last weekend, and thinking about it still puts a smile on my face. I used Greek-style yogurt (a staple in my fridge) and had to bake the cake for quite a bit longer than the recipe, but other than that? It was perfect. (Well, one thing. There was a slightly funny smell, which I associate with recipes that have a lot of baking soda in otherwise mildly flavored baked goods. Does this happen to anyone else?) It is gently sweet, not greasy at all and the crumb has a pleasant density you can sink your teeth into. Add a glug of maple syrup and you have the perfect tea-time treat.

Even if you’re not into maple syrup, this is a good cake to have up your sleeve. It will go down well with the butter fearing crowd, for instance. Not a smidge of the yellow stuff in sight. And it has yogurt. Now, what is more healthy than yogurt? Perhaps best not to tell them about the oil, though.

Also, I bet this cake would be fantastic slathered in whipped cream and sprinkled with M&M’s. And if you need even more encouragement than all this (really? maple syrup, healthy, whipped cream… none of these do it for you?), there’s one more thing: this is fantastically easy to make. So hop to it, you have a cake to make.

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2 responses to “Really Useful Cake (Yogurt Cake)

  1. Manon

    Boo-ooh, the link does not work. No very healthy no-butter cake (who said something about oil?) for me thus.

  2. Laura

    Odd. The link works when I click it. The recipe is in the “Cakes and Desserts” section of the recipe index at chocolateandzucchini.com (no wwww) as yogurt cake.

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