It is Tuesday With Dorie Day and time to enjoy this lovely recipe for a French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze. Gateau au Yaourt, is the first cake a French child learns to make, and after making it, I think it should be the first cake any child learns to make. The measuring for this cake is all done by using the container that the yogurt comes in, which is approximately 1/2 cup. In France the yogurt containers are glass, and so adorable. I have over a dozen that I use for various things from puddings to candle holders. That being said, this recipe is easy enough that a child can make it!
I was going to sit out this week of Tuesdays With Dorie (TWD) just to give my waistline & thighs a break from all the flour products. Then I heard it was a French Yogurt Cake. I have had French Yogurt cakes when in Europe and have always wanted to make one but never have, so here we are another Tuesday and another delightful recipe from Baking From My Home to Yours.
Dorie’s recipe called for the option of using 1/2 cup of ground almonds, which I gladly added. I love the sweetness of almonds as well I thought the nutty texture. I also used an unprocessed sugar, which is a deep brown color, it gave the cake a nice golden color. As well I opted not to use lemon as the recipe said and I used blood orange zest and blood orange marmalade that I had left from when I made it last year. The cake came out delightful. A wonderful afternoon treat especially with a nice espresso!