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Barefoot Contessa Lemon Yogurt Cake

ziggylu Sep 22, 2007 08:41 PM

Anyone made this recipe?

I was thumbing through her At Home cookbook on my lunch today and noticed this recipe. The notes said it's a variation of her original lemon cake which I really love. It's my favorite cake to make.

Wondering how the yogurt version compares?

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    sogi RE: ziggylu Sep 23, 2007 01:32 PM

    I did not care for it at all. The texture just wasn't light and tender as you would get with the full fat version, too dense and spongy for me, personally. I used full fat yogurt.

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      sblagrave RE: ziggylu Mar 21, 2008 11:13 AM

      It is delicious! I have never tried the original version, but this was wonderfully light and just the perfect lemon flavor. It was not dense or spongy at all.

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        bigfatbroad RE: sblagrave Mar 25, 2008 02:13 PM

        This cake is divine. Tastes great and is quite pretty to see with all the glaze and icing on top. I served it a few weeks ago after lunch and it was universally loved.

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        shpitzlefan RE: ziggylu Mar 25, 2008 05:09 PM

        I make it all the time- I actually like it better than the more fattening version, the taste is clearer. I think that Dorie Greenspan has a version of this cake as well.

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          DKS1 RE: ziggylu Mar 26, 2008 12:43 PM

          LOVE this recipe! I've only made it once, but I have fond memories of it... Definitely try it out - you'll probably be surprised by how much you like it. Enjoy!

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            Produce Addict RE: DKS1 Mar 26, 2008 02:18 PM

            Can someone paraphrase the recipe please?

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              rmperry RE: Produce Addict Mar 26, 2008 02:37 PM

              The recipe is available on the foodnetwork website. Put "Ina and Lemon Yogurt Cake" in the search box and it should come up.

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                Produce Addict RE: rmperry Mar 27, 2008 08:45 AM

                Thanks, here's the link for anyone reading along


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