Monday, March 02, 2009

Key Lime Yogurt Cake with Raspberry Coulis Ribbon

The danger in reading other blogs is constantly finding recipes that you want to try. When I saw this cake over at Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, I knew she had ensnared me once again into trying her recipe. This is an adaptation of an Ina Garten recipe, and I think it is probably the lemon one I've seen a million times. I wanted to try this so much I went out of my way to buy key lime juice, and raspberries in winter.

I consider myself an okay baker, but for some reason, quick breads evade me. I feel like they are always too dry, or get burned on the edges by the time the middle cooks. And while she is calling this a cake, I have deemed it a quick bread, because we ate it for breakfast in my house. This recipe is the farthest from dry that you can get. The batter starts out with yogurt and mascarpone cheese, and after it is baked you douse it with a syrup.

Key Lime Yogurt Cake with Raspberry Coulis Ribbon
This results in a decadent, flavorful, moist breakfasty cake. The possibilities are wide open - I'm dying to try it with blood orange juice, or maybe meyer lemons. You can also see that my raspberry coulis made more of a patchwork pink pattern than a ribbon like hers, but it still tasted good. I also had neglected to buy limes at the store (although I remember looking at them and trying to remember why I needed them), so I added a bit of key lime juice to the batter as well. There was no shortage of lime here!

Please visit her blog for the recipe. You will NOT be disappointed.

Categories: Bread, Breakfast, Lime, Raspberry

10 comments:

prettytastycakes said...

Wow. This looks great and incredibly moist! I would want to try it, too!

Melissapher said...

That looks tasty. MMmmmm. Your daring baker's challenge looks amazing! My cake didn't turn out that fluffy. I'm jealous.

Peabody said...

Glad you liked it. And yes, the possibilites are endless with this one.

from my motorhome to yours said...

oh man how moist I must try this!

Jaime said...

i'm glad it worked for you - i saw this on peabody's blog too - yum!

Em said...

mmm... that looks goooood!

The Pouting Princess said...

Looks yummy! I recently went out of my way to get raspberries too! Your photos are so much better than mine though lol. I make my cupcakes on my blog look worse than they actually are!

Fahrenheit 350° said...

Well now I'm having the same problem you are having - except I have neither limes nor raspberries on hand! This looks delicious!

Jude said...

That looks unbelievably moist. Sounds perfect with the acidity of the key limes.

Amanda said...

Oh man. This looks so wonderfully moist. I am totally bookmarking this. :)