TWD: French Yogurt Cake with Strawberries and Cream

by Holly on March 17, 2009

I hope that the fact that my French Yogurt Cake turned into such a tall and lovely creation will make up for the fact that I am making this post extremely brief.  I have been chasing two sick kids around to various doctor appointments today and, at this moment, one of them is beyond ready for a nap.  
I decided to take Dorie’s recommendation in the playing around section and try this cake as a kind of Strawberry Shortcake version – only mine ended up being quite tall.  
I went ahead and baked the cake in the loaf pan, then I just cut 1/2-inch thick slices and used a 2 1/2-inch round cutter to cut some small rounds to stack with some lightly sweetened whipped cream and sliced strawberries that had been soaking in a bit of vanilla and sugar.  
The black flecks in my cake come from the use of some vanilla sugar I had on hand and the only other change I made was to use orange zest instead of lemon.
Overall, I really liked this cake, but funny enough, my favorite part was the caramelized outsides of the cake even more than the tender and moist insides seen here.  I think I would like these as cupcakes (without liners) to get even more of a ‘crust’ to cake ratio.  Cutting it the way I did left quite a few nice scraps for me to nibble on though, so who knows!
Don’t forget to stop by and say hello to this week’s hostess, Liliana at My Cookbook Addiction! , and to head over to the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll to see all the other creations.
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Marthe March 17, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Wow, your cake looks amazing, I love the filling and strawberry!

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Maria March 17, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I am loving your cake! The strawberries make it look so pretty! Nice job this week!

chocolatechic March 17, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Gorgeous cake.

Tracey March 17, 2009 at 11:46 pm

So pretty and elegant! I loved strawberries in combination with the citrus flavors in this cake.

SiHaN March 18, 2009 at 12:19 am

oOOoo! i love those stacked cakes you have. Can’t believe i didn’t think of those. Strawberries and cream! what a great spin.

Natalie March 18, 2009 at 12:26 am

looks nothing short (haha..) of delicious! (I couldn’t help it. 😉 )

Cristine March 18, 2009 at 8:54 am

How cute! Looks so delicious!

Connie Weiss March 18, 2009 at 3:34 pm

That looks sooo good and I love the adjustments that you made.

You are making me what to join the TWD club!

Hope your kids feel better soon!

Leslie March 18, 2009 at 8:16 pm

You win, hands down, the best looking cake award. I wanted to lick my monitor! This recipe is so versatile that I must have a dozen ideas for the next time I make it. Thanks for making that list a baker’s dozen!

Anne March 18, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Wow- they’re so tall and look amazing!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog March 19, 2009 at 1:44 am

I’d love to have one of you tall lemon cakes with strawberries and cream…yum!

Snooky doodle March 19, 2009 at 10:27 am

this looks really nice 🙂

Katrina March 20, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Looks awesome and delicious!

TeaLady March 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Oh, Holly, that looks sooooo delicious. The beautiful strawberries, the round cakelets. Perfect!!!

Engineer Baker March 22, 2009 at 8:00 pm

I loved the crispy edges the best too 🙂 Beautiful strawberry shortcakes (tallcakes?)! I hope the sick kids get better soon!

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