Tuesday, March 17, 2009

TWD: French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection was made by Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction. She chose the French Yogurt Cake with a Marmalade Glaze. According to Dorie, it's the go-to cake for just about every occasion in France. She tells us that most of the French don't bake, but everyone can bake up this cake because it's so foolproof.


Well, I wasn't raised in France. And I've never even been there. Which clearly must explain why I wasn't blown away with the cake. Really though, it's not the recipe's fault. I did a few things wrong. Number one: I used a glass pan, which meant I should have lowered the oven temp. Did I? Nope. And as a result, the edges were a bit overbrowned. Number two: I discovered that I need new baking powder. My cake barely rose at all. Number three: My buttering-the-pan skills leave a little to be desired. The cake stuck to the insides of the pan.


The cake itself was pretty tasty and the marmalade glaze really added a great flavor. But regardless, I just wasn't loving it. That happens sometimes. So I probably won't make it again. But I'm pretty sure Dorie will not disappoint in the upcoming week's selections... she's good like that.


Thanks to Liliana for choosing this. It's another one I never would have made on my own, and I'm glad I gave it a try!

22 comments:

Steph said...

I didn't love it either.. I found it too springy and the crumb too coarse, but it was a lot of fun to make! I thought there was something wrong with me when everyone was raving about this cake so much. Despite not liking it and having it stick to the pan, your cake looks really good. I love how nicely browned it is.

Amanda said...

I'm sorry it wasn't a favorite! It looks great though ;) I LOVED this cake, it smelled so good while cooking and tasted wonderful :) I paired it with simple lemon curd. YUM!

Maria said...

Sorry it wasn't your fav! It looks really good, great photos at least:)

chocolatechic said...

Sorry that you didn't care for it much.


It looks great, though!

farah said...

Even though its not your favourite cake, it looks delicious!

Jennifer said...

Sorry you didn't love it...it still looks great, though!

vibi said...

I'm sorry you turned out not liking it as much as I did... Humpf... it such an easy cake to make, perfect for unexpected friends. Oh! well, perhaps you can do like Dorie says the French do... drop by the bakery! LOL

It is a darn good looking cake though!

Sabrina said...

Well it looks wonderful!!!
I still need to make mine. Maybe. :)

Reeni♥ said...

I'm sorry you didn't like it, it sure looks beautiful!

Megan said...

Aww - too bad you didn't like it! Well, like you said, it happens.....

Teanna said...

Ha! My sides peeled off as well! And do you know that I never knew you had to lower the temp if baking in a pyrex pan before today? You learn something new every day! So sorry you didn't love it! It still looks great. I hope next week is better for you!

Jules Someone said...

Sorry it wasn't such a favorite. We loved it at my house.

Heather said...

sorry the cake was a bummer! the glaze on top looks beautiful!

Jill said...

Too bad you didn't love this, but at least it wasn't a big hassle to make it!

Cathy said...

I'm sorry you didn't love it; I wish we could love them all. But I really do think your cake looks gorgeous! I would not have known that you had any problems if you didn't tell me!

Linda said...

The idea of trying things I'd never do on my own is what I love about TWD. Kudos to you --- at least you gave it a go.

Gabe's Girl said...

Ah, man! I am sorry you did not like it. Your cake looks absolutely textbook perfect! I know there have been some ones I was not crazy about, i.e. the floating islands.
Have a great day!

Amber Marie said...

That's one thing I love about TWD - even when I'm not crazy about one of the recipes, it's good to make something I probably wouldn't have otherwise. And there's always next week to look forward to! :)

Karen said...

Bummer that it wasn't your favorite. But, you are right upcoming recipes overshadow the ones that are not our favorites!

CookingCourtney said...

that sucks, it looks really good though!

Elyse said...

Sorry that the cake didn't live up to its potential, but hey, it looks gorgeous. I don't think those edges are too brown at all, adn I love how the marmalade topping makes the cake look so shiny and chic!

TeaLady said...

Despite the fact that you made some 'mistakes' with this cake, it looks delicious. I don't think it is over browned. I like them like that. Great job.