Thursday, October 6, 2011

Love, Love, Love

Love yogurt, love Nutella, love cake! 
I was looking for an alternative to a traditional coffee cake when I saw this recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks, “Radically Simple”, and knew it was going to be perfect. I served it plain with coffee in the morning but it would be great for dessert with fresh whipped cream.  
French Yogurt Cake with Nutella
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 extra large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup Nutella
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 9-inch springform pan. Melt butter in a saucepan; set aside to cool. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and a large pinch of salt. Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until thick, about 3 minutes. Add the flour mixture, yogurt, and melted butter; mix until smooth.
Pour two-thirds of the batter into the pan. Add the Nutella to the remaining batter and beat until smooth. Pour atop the plain batter. Run a rubber spatula through the batter to make a marbled pattern. Bake 40-45 minutes, until just firm. Cool on a rack. Release the side of pan and serve. 

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