Saturday, October 15, 2005

Yogurt Cake?

It sounds so much nicer in French - Gâteau au Yaourt - don't you think?

Sadly, I have no photo to share...mostly because the camera has gone walking with my husband today...and by the time he comes home with the camera, I'm sure all the little cakes will be eaten!

Very tasty and easy to prepare, provided you have whole milk yogurt on hand - I happened to have Creamline Yogurt from Trader Joe's (purchased for a curry recipe I was supposed to try last week...needless to say, the "was" is a slight indication of how last week's cooking went...that and the fact that I'm baking cakes should indicate my present mood ;) )

In any case, the recipe hails from Chocolate and Zucchini, and Clotilde has a lovely photo posted there. Instead of pouring the cake into the recommended circular cake pan, I divided the batter evenly amongst 12 greased and floured muffin tins for little cupcakes. I had one for breakfast, and delighted in the crisp top crust, and the fluffy and moist interior with just a little zing on the tongue from the yogurt. I plan to pair it later this evening with some chocolate ganache for frosting...and if there is any restraint in the house, I should have cupcakes to bring to work as a snack during the week!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Decadent Chocolate Goodness

Having a mad craving for chocolate, and a Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe from Nic over at the Baking Sheet on hand, I decided to give it a whirl.

Sadly, none of the photos I took did it justice. It was always difficult to make out the difference between the delicious cake and the gooey pudding sauce....

In any case, the cake was certainly yummy, swimming in a rich chocolate sauce - if anything, I found the sauce a bit too sweet, having been made up of a considerable amount of brown sugar and chocolate chips...I've taken to eating the cake with a tall glass of milk on hand. Being partial to dark bittersweet chocolate may have something to do with my concerns over the sweetness of the sauce....I'll probably have to tweak the recipe a bit to get it to my liking.

I do have another recipe on hand from King Arthur that I want to try...