I’m not sure why, but a couple of the cakes in Simply in Season don’t have recipes for frosting. Does that mean they don’t have frosting? What is a cake without frosting? Since I had apricots and prunes left over from making the Pork Apricot Skillet and Marrakesh Lamb Stew, I thought I’d give the Bulgarian Yogurt Cake a try. I made it for Sunday dinner at my parents, and brought along some powdered sugar just in case it needed frosting after all.
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1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 Tbs vanilla
1 1/4 cups plain yogurt (here’s a post on how to make your own)
1 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup walnuts (chopped)
1/2 cup prunes (chopped)
1/2 cup dried apricots (chopped)
1/2 cup raisins
1. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. A KitchenAid works great, or electric mixer. Then add in vanilla and eggs one at a time. Mix well.
2. Combine yogurt and baking soda in a separate bowl; in yet another bowl, combine the flours.
3. Add the yogurt and flour mixtures alternately to the butter mixture and blend well.
4. Fold in the nuts and fruit (can substitute other fruits and nuts if desired). Pour into greased bundt or 9×13 cake pan and bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
The Verdict: It wasn’t overly sweet, so my parents added the powdered sugar. I did not. It reminded me more of a sweet bread than a cake. My mom picked the prunes out. It was very moist, and I loved how the dried fruits plumped up. Added a nice punch of flavor here and there. My dad suggested that it would be good with applesauce either in the cake or on top of it, and I agree.
Serving size: 1/20 of a recipe (2.9 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated by Living Cookbook Recipe Management Software.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (47%) 125.58
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14.45g 22%
Saturated Fat 6.68g 33%
Cholesterol 67.62mg 23%
Sodium 90.29mg 4%
Potassium 183.64mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 31.31g 10%
Fiber 1.44g 6%
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