4.30.2012

Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake

I am in love with this cake.

I saw it on Pinterest a month ago, and have been waiting ever since for strawberries to go on sale. This week the stars aligned, I bought those juicy reds, and popped this wonderful cake in the oven. I couldn't believe how moist it was. It quite honestly was the most moist slice of cake I think I've ever eaten (I know, pretty bold statement, but 100% true!) The zesty lemon was such a beautiful contrast to the warm fresh strawberry pieces - and don't even get me started on the Greek Yogurt. It made this cake top notch.

I was so psyched to buy a bundt pan. We received a Target gift card recently, and I knew I wanted to use a fraction of it for a kitchen toy. The whole time I was looking through the pans, I couldn't help but quote My Big Fat Greek Wedding, when they were fighting over what the name of the "cake" was:

"Thank you! But what is it?"
"It's a bundt."
"bonk? bon? bont?"
"No, BUNDT! BUNDT!!!"
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"Ohhh! It's a cake! There's a hole in this cake"

Good times. If you're confused, watch this.

Obviously my bundt cake didn't come out perfectly from it's pan mold. But hey - it's my first bundt cake. Ever. Apparently shortening and flour didn't work as well as it usually does to help the cake fall out of it's happy little bundt pan. I think it's taste more than made up for it.

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Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake
recipe from A Spicy Perspective

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 Tb. lemon juice, divided
Zest of 1 lemon
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
8 oz. plain or vanilla, Greek yogurt
12 oz. fresh strawberries, diced
1 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan (10-15 cup pan.) Sift together the 2 ¼ cups of flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in the lemon zest and set aside.

With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in 1 Tb. lemon juice. Alternate beating in the flour mixture and the yogurt, mixing just until incorporated.

Toss the strawberries with the remaining ¼ cup of flour. Gently mix them into the batter.
Pour the batter into the Bundt pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Allow to cool at least 20 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Once cooled whisk together the remaining 2 Tb. of lemon juice and the powdered sugar. Drizzle over the top of the cake.



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53 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely delicious. I have strawberry banana bread in the oven, but I now feel the need to go out and get greek yogurt so I can make this cake!!! I love bundts! :)

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    1. It's more than worth it. There's nothing like some good banana bread, though. I say have both :)

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  2. Oh yum, this looks SO good! (And I LOVE that little bit from My Big Fat Greek Wedding! Every time my daughter and I see a bundt pan or a bundt cake, we have to do that bit! Makes us laugh so hard we cry.)

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    1. I am in love with that movie! Whenever it comes on I always watch it.

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  3. I can't wait to try this recipe - thanks for sharing:)

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  4. Hey there!! I just added myself to your followers for support, and wanted to invite you to check out an awesome Modcloth giveaway I'm having!

    Hope to see you there! Thanks so much!
    Emily

    http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/05/giveaway-time-again.html

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  5. This looks so good! I can not wait to try it!

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    1. It's my new fav - we snarfed it down like crazy people.

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  6. This cake looks so good! The inside looks so moist and soft, I wish I had a piece now! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

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    1. Thanks Alyssa - it was crazy-moist! I couldn't believe it!

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  7. Mmmm,, looks amazing! Great spring treat!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! It really was! And thanks for stopping by :)

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  8. OMG...that looks moist and delicious from here. Your pictures are awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed this delicious post. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us.

    Paula
    Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Ivy!! You're a doll, we loved this cake SO much - thanks for the invite!

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  9. This looks amazing! Luckily I just bought strawberries and yogurt so I'm definitely going to have to make this!

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    1. Oh my goodness, please do! It's SO good! Thanks for visiting, btw :)

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  10. Wow this looks amazing - and after the way you described we're drooling!

    Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

    -Four Sisters

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    1. Thanks guys! I love seeing you guys visit on here! Love your link party :)

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  11. What a delicious cake! And it's so pretty!

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  12. This looks incredible. Your pictures are gorgeous. I pinned it for later and can't wait! :) Love the idea behind your blog so glad I found you :) I featured you on my blog this week! Come check it out and grab a button if you like :) http://missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-favorite-things-thursday-and.html

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    1. Allie! You're a doll! Thanks so much, again, for the feature! I grabbed the button and everything - I'm psyched!!

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  13. Oh and I cracked up about the My Big Fat Greek Wedding quote, too. LOVE that movie.

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    1. Isn't it the funniest? I can't get over how perfectly wonderful that movie is!

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  14. No wonder you love this cake so much, as it looks very moist and delicious!

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    1. OH my word, it was a baking intervention to use that yogurt. I don't know how I'll ever make a cake again without wanting to sneak in some of that creamy heaven!

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  15. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-22.html

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  16. I love this recipe I couldn't help sharing it in my blog! Photo was linked back here. promoted it, too!

    http://tocookwithlove.com/2012/05/05/the-pantry-feature-fresh-strawberry-yogurt-cake/

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    1. Thanks so much! I love your sewing blog - and now your cooking blog! Thanks for the shout-out!

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  17. This looks so moist and delicious. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week. See you next Sunday ~EMM

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  18. I found you at Church Supper. I love to put yogurt in things. It looks so good!

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    1. Thanks for visiting - I haven't been putting yogurt in many things, but after this recipe, and my Avocado Yogurt Puree, there's no turning back!

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  19. Yum! I love bundt cakes - I'm going to try this one! Thanks for linking up.

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  20. I saw this cake on Pinterest, too, and it looked so good I featured it! I'm happy to read your second opinion, and I think yours looks great with its shiny glaze dripping over the sides. I didn't even notice until I read it that it stuck to the pan a bit. (Bundt cakes are notorious for that.) I'm definitely baking this for mother's day now. Thanks for sharing, and happy bundt cake baking with your new pan.

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    1. I loved your post - and the other adorable features as well. This cake is spreading like wildfire - I can't wait for everyone to try it. It's one of my all-time favorites, now!

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  21. Yum, yum, yum! This looks so delicious! I have a monday linky & would love it if you have the chance to stop by and share. Thanks.
    http://cookingwithkaryn.blogspot.com

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  22. I hope you don't mind, but I linked to this recipe on my site. I can't get to the store fast enough to buy the ingredients! I want to bake it today but I may have to wait until Friday for a family gathering. I may pull the selfish card and bake it today just for my husband and I. This looks so amazing -thank you for posting!

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    1. Thanks, girl! Your website is so lovely! You will LOVE this cake. It is just ridiculous how awesome it is. No joke.

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  23. This looks amazing! I found you on Pinterest, and am following now. I'm making this for my hubby and son for Father's Day tomorrow! :)

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  24. Yogurt cake is really a delight! I enjoy the cold sensation in my mouth when I eat it. And sour bread isn’t conventional at all. It’s healthy and is fresh to people’s taste. Yogurts really are the best thing! There’s just so much you can do with it.

    Joseph Carr

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  25. Now I can make this type cake very easily i got every thing from tutorial i need one suggestion as i have to send gifts to pakistan recommend me some gift tags.

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  26. Just saw this cake on pinterest. Looks amazing.

    Try using pam for baking or some other cooking spray with flour in it. I give my bundt pans a nice thick coat and have not had trouble turning the cake out since. It's amazing, particularly since i hate scrubbing out all those ridges. bleck!

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  27. This cake looks amazing! I want to try and make it for sure. Does it need any baking powder at all? Just want to make sure :)

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  28. I made this..one of my husbands favorites!

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  29. Just wanted to tell you that this cake is absolutely delicious! Made it last night and adore it! Many Thanks from South Africa x

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  30. Looks like a fabulous recipe. I cannot wait to try it out up here at 6,500+ feet. I am guessing that since you are in Provo, UT, that this will turn out quite scrumptious! I'll let you know how it turns out! I will add this recipe's link to my blog.

    -Monica

    Check out other great high altitude Bundt cake recipes! http://highaltitudebundts.blogspot.com/

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  31. Hello , I made this cake last night , but I have a question, mine did not look like that on top , the strawberries were all in the middle of the cake and it was kind of soggy... it was relly really good , but did not like the consistency :( do you have any idea , why , did it need it more time in the oven ?

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  32. I made this tonight for my family, and they all LOVED it! such a great cake for the summer. i did have to bake mine for about an hour and 15 minutes, which still left the inside very soft. i will definitely be making this again. i might try a different fruit like blueberries next time! thanks so much for the recipe! check out my blog post on it at www.sparkleandsequins.tumblr.com!

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