Apr

3

2009

Citrus is Our New Black

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Triple Citrus Cake

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Lemon and zest

How easy is it to pick out your favorite ingredient? If you had to pick just one, would you blurt it out quickly or would it take a few minutes to decide? Sometimes it feels like you’re shunning the rest of the cooking world’s little gems with just one word. That’s why we’re going to cheat and use one word that really encompasses several complimentary, yet unique ingredients–citrus. Just go to the search bar on this page, type in lemon, lime, orange or zest, and a million of our recipes should pop up. We love citrus fruits. The flavors are always so clean and fresh, they accentuate other ingredients, and they can add great color to a dish. There’s nothing better than popping it into a recipe for extra, yet subtle oomph. This is a very basic yogurt cake with a few tweaks shall we say. It is super moist and terribly delectable.  We used a combination of lime yogurt, lemon zest and orange juice. Of course you could test several other permutations. If Bobby Brown could live by his own prerogative, then why not you?  Here’s one more for the next BYOB round up!

Triple Citrus Cake-The Duo Dishes

Triple Citrus Cake – Serves 8 to 10
8 ounces lime yogurt
4 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
Zest of 2 lemons, minced
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice

1. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

2. With an electric mixer, beat yogurt, eggs, sugar, vanilla, zest and oil until combined.

3. Switch to a spatula and fold in flour mixture until incorporated.

4. Coat a 9 x 5 loaf pan with floured baking spray (or use parchment paper coated with baking spray as well) and pour in batter.  Smooth evenly.  Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

5. Allow cake to cool at least an hour.  When cake is cool, move to a serving plate or cake platter. Mix powdered sugar with orange juice until smooth and drizzle the glaze over cake.

Click HERE for the printable recipe.

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  1. Duo, I want that cake right now! I just love everything about it and am going to print this out. Nothing like citrus to wake up the palate. Yum!

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  2. i just found your blog on foodgal.com. this cake looks so tender and moist….probably tart and sweet too….mmmmmm. i think it’s gonna make it on my “things to bake” list! :o)

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  3. high five love the taste of citrus too. Give me a good sour glass of lemonade and I am in heaven.

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  4. I said Holy Crap.. excuse me– out loud when I saw this photo. LOVE THIS!! In all sincerity. It is gorgeous and I can just imagine the flavors. How do you manage to always pick such delightful things to cook and bake!!

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  5. I would love to be your neighbor today and enjoy a piece of this delicious looking cake. I always have lemons on hand. Love them.

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  6. You seriously had me at lime yogurt. It is one of my favorite things of all time and the fact that you cooked with it makes me very very very very happy! Thank you. ….. :)

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  7. Wow, that looks scrumptions – with a cup of tea, shear perfection on a Friday!

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  8. Fact: The one thing Martha Stewart said she missed the most when she was in jail was the taste of lemon.

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  9. Wow, this looks perfectly moist and delicious – love the citrus flavors! Yum!

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  10. Boy, I could go for a slice (or two) of this right now. Looks great.

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  11. If you can cheat, so can I. I’ll say meat!

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  12. Oh man, I want some of that right now! Citrus pound cake is one of my all time favorite things.

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  13. ooooooooo citrus cake!! I can just smell it! MMMM!

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  14. Kudos on the citrus. I love lemon and lime.

    I soooo want a piece of that cake, too!!

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  15. Triple the goodness!
    Ya know, I think I would be one of those who has to think about what my favorite ingredient is. Gosh, it would be a tie between dark chocolate, ginger, and almond paste. See, I’m totally waffling, aren’t I? ;)

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  16. Lemon zest is definitely near the top of my list of favorite ingredients! I think that, shallots, garlic and leeks are sort of my go-to’s of the moment. Especially shallots. I’m mildly obsessed! :)

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  17. Oh my, this cake looks delicious! I will definitely have to give this recipe a try!

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  18. I am a big fan of citrus! Just planted a lemon tree in my backyard and cannot wait to have my first homegrown citrus. As far as my favorite ingredient? I would probably say pork, then specify pancetta or bacon, then change my mind five hundred more times!

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  19. A whole lotta citrus plus yoghurt wrapped up in cake form? Bring it on people!

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  20. Yum! Citrus is one of my favourite flavours for cakes. I love how it lifts them and helps to cut through the sweetness. These would be perfect to enter in Zorra’s Lemon event too if you were so inclined: http://kochtopf.twoday.net/stories/announcing-ankuendigung-lemon-day/

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  21. I am a citrus lover, too! And a lover of this cake! It looks moist, dense and decadent. Perfect with a cup of tea.

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  22. The cake looks so moist and delicious. Just by reading the ingredients, I know it must be packed with flavor as well.

    Tell me you’re joking about waiting at least an hour before this cake can be eaten. Who can wait that long?

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  23. Alright, I need to read your blog earlier in the day. It’s 10 pm here and once again I’m having SERIOUS food cravings from looking at your pics. That cake sounds like the perfect after dinner dessert because citrus is always so refreshing. This is a keeper.

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  24. We are on same flavor page. I just talked about my thing for citrus today, especially lemons on my carrot cake. Seriously lemon, I want to make this cake right now.

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  25. Awesome. I love lemon cakes. A full-blown, full-complement citrus cake is even better.

    You zest your lemons so artfully!

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  26. Your cake looks amazing! Citrus is definitely one of may favorite ingredients too.

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  27. I want a slice of that cake!!! :-)

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  28. Yummy! Really like the idea of adding lime yogurt to the cake – I make yogurt cakes all the time and it’s never dawned on me to do that! Smarties.

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  29. My favorite ingredient is salt. It can fix almost everything.

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  30. I love lemony desserts!

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  31. Hello, sorry that you didn’t hear from me for 10 days!! I was ill but now I am back!! I love this cake!! I love anything with citrus or lemon!! Love it!! Thanks!!

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  32. Ooh, that looks super moist. I can smell the citrus now…

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  33. Triple citrus cake?! Wow, this sounds killer. I love the broad genre that is citrus, and I love even more that you put limes, lemons, and oranges into this yummy yogurt bread. It looks fabulous!

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  34. That looks incredibly moist and delectable. And lime yoghurt to boot? I’ve simply got to try this!

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  35. This is my kind of cake! I love all citrus cakes and desserts, way about chocolate. I like citrus sorbets, ice creams and yoghurts too!

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  36. Wow, that is seriously citrus cake! Looks really delicious and I’m sure it tasted same good :)
    Margot

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  37. This makes me want to run into the kitchen and make lemon bombs! I love my citrus almost as much as I love ‘heat’ in my food…

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  38. ahhh! that sounds so lip puckeringly delicious and tart!! LOVE IT!

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  39. Oooh I could never choose between lemon and lime myself–although they have an edge for me over orange since I go for the sour flavors. This sounds great!

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  40. Me want! Me want! Wow – this cake is amazing and sounds so refreshing. It’s already so moist-looking but I would still double the glaze recipe and absolutely drench it!

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  41. I am with you on the citrus thing–is there anything more perfect in sweet or savory dishes?! The cake looks amazing–it’s making my mouth water.

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  42. Yumm citurs. Cake looks amazing.

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  43. OH. MY. GOODNESS. I can’t believe how moist that cake looks! I’m wishing I had a slice of that right about now…

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  44. I love love citrus – and this looks amazing! I’ve been thinking of doing a citrus cake for Easter, and I might have to try this out!

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  45. Oh you know I love citrus, and now I must rush home and make this…like my hips can stand another awesome cake this week of all weeks!
    Naughty Duo…naughty naughty Duo!
    PS how DO you get so many comments? Is there something I’m missing???

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  46. Gorgeous, just gorgeous and it’s amazing what flavour zest can bring to a recipe.

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  47. Nice looking citrus cake!

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  48. I loved your blog post so much I’ve included it in my Weekly top 15 recipe posts on twitter!By way of http://www.theinternetchef.biz

    Well done, keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing more of these wonderful recipes come swimming down my tweetstream.

    Happy cooking,

    Love,
    Bridge.

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  49. How am I missing your posts??? These are fantastic! I didn’t know which one to leave a comment on – they were all so amazing – so I just dove into this one since I am a Devotee of All Things Lime! But that sausage and biscuit recipe… mmm mmm. I lived in Baltimore, then DC, for nearly 21 years so you know I had some amazing breakfast biscuit gravy! Keep up the great posting!

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  50. […] really think of anything bad about lemons.  They’re delicious!  You know that we love our citrus, so how can we see the ‘glass half empty’ in them?  They are really a half full glass […]

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  52. Hi guys, long time no bleak (blog speak lol), until I got this recipe in my email in a Foodista end of year look back. I’m in love with this recipe, it looks so moist and perfect. However, I think I just may switch up the orange and lemon, as in lemon juice and orange zest. Thank you for coming up with such an amazing cake!

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