July 26, 2012

in baking


This is my Yogurt Cake, made into loaf-form, with Fresh Strawberries on top!



The only difference – this time I used a mixer…


…brown sugar…


…and added Dark Chocolate.


Before her trip into the darkness – a layer of red jewels…



…took a lot longer to bake – about 70 minutes. I covered her with foil for the last 10…


…then cooled in the pan for 20 before flipping her out.



As you can see, she still sunk in the middle. My cousin Rachel (a professional baker) said this may have to do with the leavening agent, or the fact that I peeked in every 10 minutes during the last half hour to poke a skewer in there…



…still, she’s pretty, and I’m sure she’ll be just as tasty as the last time. I won’t know for a little while though, because she’s getting wrapped and frozen.



Parting is such sweet sorrow.


1 joyo July 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm

oh my good lord that looks DELICIOUS!!!! if it didn’t feel like someone’s armpit here, i would totally fire up the oven.

2 sara July 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Ok, that cake looks amazing! I definitely need to try some. :)

3 Redd H from Salted Spoon July 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Oooh yummy! I made yoghurt cake a little while ago too, mostly inspired by the one you made a month back. I did it as a Pineapple Coconut Upside Down cake:


This one looks freakin awesome! I love strawberry and chocolate anything!!

4 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet July 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm

It’s gorgeous! I think i need to sift my flour.

5 Purely Twins July 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm

your yogurt bread is still on our list to make!! YUM

6 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet July 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm

maybe you can figure out how to make it not sink!

7 Nuria Martín July 27, 2012 at 1:36 am

Oh, yes, my cakes also got sunk in the middle during a lot of time!! And yes, I think you and your cousin are completely rigth…. I have also investigated a lot and I have identified diferent causes for it:
* Container too deep: in this case the upper part of the cake is not at the same temperature than the rest of the cake.
* Low temperature of the oven or to open the oven during cooking: if the cake receives a hit of cold air (cold in comparison with inside temp), it also goes down.
* To much oil, butter or fat: the cake is then to heavy and can not grow up. Also the topping can influence!
* Not enough four or not sifted: the mixture is not able to “fly”
I take special care about this 4 main elements and my cakes are really much better now!! Hope this could help!!
I love the poetic name for this lovable cake!! :)

8 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet July 27, 2012 at 6:55 am

Thank you!

9 Esi July 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

I would like a slice of this, please…or maybe the whole thing. Looks so good!

10 Marie@eNourishment July 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

This looks delish, haven’t tried adding strawberries to baked goods, but your recipe and pics make me want to now!
P.S. my cornflake energy bites recipe is up now :)

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