Post by bloodbought on Jun 7, 2021 17:39:21 GMT -5
French Granny Cake (Gâteaux de Mamie)
Makes 12 slices of cake
25m prep time
40m cook time
FOR THE CAKE:
1/2 cup whole milk yogurt - plain, lemon, or vanilla (or use one of the small glass containers of yogurt)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
FOR THE GLAZE:
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3/ 4 - 1 cup cup of powdered sugar, plus extra for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Grease an 8” round cake pan with baking spray. Line bottom with circle of parchment paper and grease paper lightly.
In a large mixing bowl combine the yogurt, sugar, and eggs. Add flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest. Stir until just combined.
Add oil to batter and stir well until uniform in color and texture. Pour into cake pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cake should feel spongy to the tough.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then turn out cake to finish cooling on a wire rack. While cake is cooling combine lemon juice and powdered sugar for the glaze.
Slowly brush glaze onto partially-cooled cake, allowing it to soak in instead of running off. Allow to cool completely and dust with powdered sugar just before serving.