Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yogurt Marmalade Cake


Today is my 100th post. I've really come to love this blogging gig. I was cooking and experimenting anyways in the kitchen and it has been such a joy to share with you guys and simultaneously create an online cooking reference for myself. 100 went by so quickly. Here is to 100 more! Cheers! Prost! Salud!

To commemorate this special occasion I'm sending one lucky winner two black and white damask martini glasses from sur la table. To enter the contest, simply leave me a comment on my page, any comment. I will use the random integer generator to choose a winner. Want to enter twice? Mention this contest on your blog if you have one and link back to me. Then send me a note to let me know. Contest ends at Midnight Central Time on 11/18/08. The winner will be announced on 11/19/08. Thanks for celebrating this milestone with me; I sincerely appreciate your support, the comments you leave me, the e-mails you send me. You make this blog so much more fun!

On with today’s recipe.

I have been eyeing the Yogurt Marmalade Cake from Pioneer Woman for a couple of months. It happened that I had all the ingredients on hand this past weekend and Saturday morning was the perfect time to whip this together. It came together REALLY quickly, but then you have to wait for it to bake for 45 minutes. Totally worth it though. Here is what you need:

Yogurt-Marmalade Cake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 heaping cup of plain, lowfat yogurt
1 cup sugar
3 eggs (I used egg beaters)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Zest of 1 lemon (I used the zest of one orange)
1/2 cup Canola oil (I used vegetable oil)
1/2 cup prepared orange marmalade (I splurged and purchased a really good brand of this stuff)
1/4 cup yogurt

I'm in love with silicone bake wear. This bread pan is from calphalon and is pink for Octobers Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

If you aren't using silicone, then spray your metal pan with something like this. Bakers Joy actually sprays flour, pretty cool.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together yogurt, sugar, eggs, vanilla, orange zest, and canola oil until just combined.

Pour over dry ingredients and mix until just combined; do not overbeat.

Pour into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes at 350. I had to keep mine in for almost an hour.

Here is the spiffy jar of marmalade I purchased.

1/2 cup of the orange marmalade.

Add to saucepan over low heat to melt. I love how this marmalade has strips of orange zest in it.

Now stir in 1/4 cup of yogurt. Turn off heat.

Once completely cooked, let it cool slightly. I transferred mine to a serving platter.

The sauce is completely mixed and still warm. It looks like too much liquid for the small cake.

Pour slowly over the top of the cake and just watch as it is completely absorbed. It will pool around the bottom, that is OK!

This should have been served as a dessert, warm, gooey and delish!

I served these slices up for BREAKFAST!

As P-Dub would say, "Eat, Groan, Repeat!"

For those of you new to my blog, thanks for stopping by! Here is my personal top 10 blog posts that I sincerely hope you read and encourage you to try for yourself. Choosing only 10 out of 100 posts wasn't easy...but here they are, in alphabetical order.
  1. "Ton Won" Soup
  2. Risotto Con Olive E Peperoni Rossi
  3. Chicken Verde Sour Cream Enchiladas
  4. Old Fashioned Meatloaf
  5. Pan Fried Shrimp and Pork Potstickers
  6. Pan-Seared Tuna with Ginger Shiitake Cream Sauce
  7. Pasta Carbonara, oh my!
  8. Pot Roast
  9. Spiced Pumpkin Mousse Trifle
  10. Tempura Asparagus


  1. Wow! I'm the first to congratulate you! Happy 100th post!!!

  2. Hi Mandy! Happy 100th post! :) Congrats!

    That cake looks so awesome! I am loving that marmalade topping...I'll be making this for sure!

    Great giveaway!

  3. I've just found you- and am really enjoying your recipes and photos!

  4. Cheers! Happy 100th! I'm so glad I found your blog!

  5. Happy 100th post!! I love your blog and I am slowly working my way through all of your recipes!! So far, I have made the jalapeno ranch dip (YUM!), and I have your chicken enchilada dip in my fridge waiting to go in the oven tonight before bunco! I can't wait. Also, I am going straight back to my blog and posting a link to your page, so enter me twice!!!

  6. Girl, I love this blog. I rarely cook, but I love knowing where to come when I need a great recipe, and it's fun to "hear" your personality as your write. Way to go on your 100th post! Looking forward to many more to come. Love you!

  7. Congrats Mandy on 100! Here's to 100 more! I'm so glad I found your blog...you make me laugh.

  8. Congratulations on your 100th post! : ) Your recipes are great! My husband and I really enjoy them! Have a great day!

  9. Great recipes I am going to try a few out! I too love the P-diddy dub girl, she is awesome! Congratulations on your 100th, and keep it going!

  10. Hi Mandy, I'm going to post you on my site so here's my second post and I'll email you. Keep up the good work.

  11. I hadn't seen that cake on her blog, it looks so moist and delicious :)!

  12. Congrats Mandy on your 100th post. Those martini glasses are fabulous! I've just discovered your blog and will be returning :)

  13. I don't know what happened with my first post, but the link to my blog didn't work, so you don't KNOW that I posted about your giveaway. So I'm trying again, and you can delete my first post if need be. Sorry!

  14. Happy 100th post!! so exciting!


  15. Fabulous 100th post! And a great giveaway too. Cheers :)

  16. What fun to watch you grow into a superb chef - not a cook - because you are willing to be creative and try tons of new things! Bon appetit!

  17. Is this cheating, I have two blogs, so I'm making a shout out on my other web site...cha-ching, another entry.

  18. I missed it, I was at the movies till 1 am!
    Well I wanted to say thanks again, most days I look forward to running home and seeing what to make next from all of your helpful recipes.
    Happy 100th and Cheers to many more!

  19. Happy Belated 100th! May you post hundreds of more witty, yummy entries!

  20. Congrats! I made the marmalade cake not long after PW posted it - yum! I may have to make it again now that I'm thinking about it!


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