Saturday, January 8, 2011

French Yogurt Cake w/ Nutella



Another new cookbook?

I may have a problem. I liked this book so much, I bought one for my mother in law and for my girlfriends for Christmas.
When I can find 8 recipes in one book that are easy and delicious, then the book is a keeper.

It's the 11th cookbook by Rozanne Gold, called Radically Simple, Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease.



This is the only dessert that I've made so far from the book, but it was simple, pretty and delish.

The idea is, you make a simple yogurt cake batter (typical French pound cake), and mix some nutella in with the remaining batter and swirl to make a marble design.

It turns out a very attractive cake, with minimal ingredients.



French Yogurt Cake w/ Nutella (from Rozanne Gold's Radically Simple)

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
large pinch of salt
1 stick of butter, melted
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Greek plain yogurt (I used a 6oz container of Chobani non-fat)
1/4 cup Nutella

It's pretty simple. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Melt the stick of butter in the microwave and let cool.

Add the butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs and mix well. Add the yogurt and combine.

Add the sugar butter mixture to the dry ingredients and incorporate. I used a wooden spoon. If you are using a mixer, then beat for 3 minutes.

Here's the trick: Pour 2/3 of the batter into a greased 9" springform pan.
Add the 1/4 cup of nutella to the remaining cake batter in the bowl and mix together.



Add the nutella batter on top of the plain cake batter in the pan, and swirl with a rubber spatula, to make a marble design, gently.



Bake in a 350F oven for 40-45 minutes.
Let cool in the pan before removing the sides.
I dusted my cake with confectioners sugar.



So good!

25 comments:

Angela said...

What a brilliant title and beautiful cover for a book. I'm digging your recommendations. The two-tone cake with Nutella is crazy good-looking. Thanks, Stacey!

kat said...

That does look like a simple beautiful cake

Kim said...

That is one beautiful cake, Stacey!

Ann from IL said...

It makes me feel comforted that we both have the same "problem" (cookbook collecting). I have shelves full (I'm thinking 140 ish) and I can't stop! Lots of new ones for Christmas, but now I'm leaning towards some of your recommendations. We're a bad combo, but oh isn't it fun?!

StaceyEsq said...

Roast Veggie Lasagne and GREEK Yogurt Cake with Nutella for dinner this evening! Looking forward to trying both recipes!! Snow days send me right into the kitchen!!

Marine Loves Papi said...

Mmmmmm anything with nutella is good!

Maria said...

I love anything with Nutella. The cake looks divine!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Nutella + Cake = Happiness!

Anonymous said...

Stacey, please, NO sun n' fun trips to AZ this year. Give NM a try. Cake looks great!

miranda said...

The nutella cake looks great. Stacey, how many grams is a stick of butter?

Stacey Snacks said...

Miranda,

In the U.S., a stick of butter = 8 tablespoons of butter.

Stacey

tasteofbeirut said...

If I may, to Miranda, one stick of butter is about 125 g.
Ingenious and delicious cake! I love nutella, but its sweetness is something I need to watch for; in a cake like this, it saves the time of having to make a ganache!

Jennifer said...

Sold! Making the cake tonight - just bought the book!

Jen_from_NJ said...

The book and the cake look terrific! New cookbooks make me happy!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

There's a nutella cake that was popular after it appeared recently in Bon Apetit magazine. But so many of them looked cratered and uncooked in the center. This recipe seems to solve that problem. It looks perfect and perfect to eat too.

Diana's Cocina said...

You had me at Nutella ~ Lovely cake!

Dana said...

I always perk up when a trusted friend recommends a cookbook. I had never seen this one before! If that cake is any indication, it looks pretty amazing.

Natalie said...

you can't ever go wrong with nutella! Yum!

Eileen said...

Will have to try this cake. I loved the French Onion Soup recipe from this cookbook.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds like a great cookbook. The cake looks good.

briarrose said...

Delicious! Nutella is a winner.

The Food Hunter said...

I will need to check this book out. Any book with a Nutella recipe has got to be good :-)

Denine Regan said...

Looks incredible. I just got my kids into Nutella - I'm trying to add more protein to their snacks, so I will have to try this one out!

JP in FL. said...

Stacey,
cake looks divine, will try.
Sorry to bother you this way, but had a computer problem and lost everything via Hacker.
I need to know how to resign up with you, so I can get the recipes via e-mail again.
Much thanks JP in sunny FL.

Rosey said...

I will be making this tomorrow. Can't wait to try it. I bought the recipe book a while back and made Carrot "Nib" Orzo" on page 259 and "Roasted Sliced Cauliflower with Cheddar & Rosemary" Page 262. Both delicious recipes.