Yogurt Cake
From "Chocolate and Zucchini" by Clotilde Dusoulier

1/3 cup veg oil + 1tsp to grease pan
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp light or amber rum
1 2/3 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of sea salt

Heat oven to 350f. Oil sides of 10in round cake pan or springform and line bottom with parchment. In large bowl whisk together yogurt and sugar. Add eggs one by one beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, oil, and rum. Whisk. In another bowl sift together flour, baking powder and soda, and salt. Pour into wet ingredients and stir until combined. Pour into cake pan and bake 35-40 minutes until golden brown and tester comes out clean. Cool on rack for 10 minutes. Run knife around edge to loosen and unmold.
Honey Spice Loaf
From "Chocolate and Zucchini" by Clotilde Dusoulier

2 tsp veg oil to grease the pan
1 1/2 cup milk
2/3 cup honey (grease the measuring cup first to help it out)
1/3 cup mild flavored dark molasses
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp each ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger
1/4 cup finely diced candied ginger or candied orange peel or a little bit of both (optional)

Preheat oven to 350f. Oil bottom and sides of 9x5in loaf pan and line bottom with parchment paper. Combine milk, honey, and molasses in small saucepan over medium heat. Heat without boiling stirring with spatula until all dissolved. Set aside and let cool.

In large bowl combine flours, baking soda and powder, salt and spices. In a small bowl combine ginger and/or orange peel with 2 tsp of flour mix and set aside.

Form a well in center of flour and pour in the milk slowly whisking in a circular motion starting from center until all the flour has been incorporated. The Batter will be thin. Fold in the ginger/orange. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 40-50min until browned and tester comes out clean. Cool on rack for 20 minutes. Run knife around sides and unmold. Cool completely, wrap in foil and let rest until next day

Apple Cake

Sep. 30th, 2012 03:09 pm
Le Gateau De Mamy (Grandmothers Apple Cake)
From "Chocolate and Zucchini" by Clotilde Dusoulier

1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 lb baking apples (about 2)
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350f. Melt butter in microwave or saucepan. Use 1 Tbsp to grease an 8in round cake pan. Combine flour baking powder and salt in small bowl. Wash peel and core the apples. Cut in eighths and arrange over bottom of pan.

In medium bowl whisk eggs and sugar until fluffy. Add the flour mix and whisk until combined. Add the melted butter and whisk some more. Pour the batter over the apples and bake for 40min until top is set and golden brown.

Cool on rack for 10min, then run a knife around the edge to loosen and flip the cake onto a plate. Flip onto your serving plate let cool a little and serve room temp.

You can make the cake with other fruit too.

Eta: I tried this on October 1st. Instead of apples I ended up using the lonely nectarines that have been lurking in the back of the fridge for a long time. Cooked it in the big sturdy pie-plate :) It reminds me a lot of the apple oven pancakes I used to make. Fairly dense, and a bit eggy. Eleanor really liked it (it reminded her of the cakes her grandmother used to make), and everyone ate it up so I will call it a success!
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