According to Dorie, this cake is as French as it gets. Apparently over in Paris, no person’s cooking repertoire is complete without this type of cake. Personally, I love the idea of baking something that is a favorite in people’s homes from another country and culture – it makes me feel special in a way. This French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze was chosen by Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction. It’s basically a lighter pound cake flavored with fresh lemon zest and topped with a lemon marmalade. Unfortunately, none of my grocery stores carry lemon marmalade, so I had to use orange. Boo. This was my first time using orange marmalade and I have quickly come to the conclusion that I don’t like it.  The cake was still really good, but I just sort of scraped off the marmalade topping – bummer, because that’s probably supposed to be the best part. Honestly, this cake reminded me a whole lot of my most favoritest lemon cake – Ina’s Lemon Yogurt Cake, (but not near as good, in my opinion).  I’m still really glad I tried this – I’ve been looking forward to this recipe for a long time now! I think next time I’ll try topping it with a little lemon curd…mmm, lemon curd.…..

If you want to feel really authentic and French-like, go over to Liliana’s blog and get the recipe for this cake! Perfect for Springtime!

Oops, how’d that get there?! Oh well…Izzy wishes everybody a happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

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  1. Love Miss Izzy!! :) And your cake, too!

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    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — March 16, 2009 @ 8:30 PM

  2. The marmalade is not the best part. Don’t worry about not liking it. Your cake is lovely!

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    Comment by Jules — March 16, 2009 @ 8:39 PM

  3. I’m not a fan of orange marmalade either, but now they make a sweetened marmalade that I like :) I LOVED this cake, it smelled so good while cooking and tasted wonderful :) I paired it with simple lemon curd. YUM!

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    Comment by Amanda Formaro — March 17, 2009 @ 6:17 AM

  4. You didn’t strain your marmalade. I did.

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    Comment by chocolatechic — March 17, 2009 @ 9:13 AM

  5. sorry you didnt like the marmalade… i left it out and made lemon cream! it was great :) what a cute pupster! happy st. patty’s!

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    Comment by kim — March 17, 2009 @ 9:56 AM

  6. I’m not nuts about orange marmalade either, but I was lucky enough to find lemon and it’s wonderful stuff. I strained mine, though – not sure if I’d still like it with the zest in it. Your cake looks beautiful – and Izzy is adorable!

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    Comment by jayne — March 17, 2009 @ 10:13 AM

  7. Beautiful job! Love the pic of the dog!!! Too cute!

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    Comment by Jennifer — March 17, 2009 @ 10:15 AM

  8. I also strained my marmalade. I used apricot pineapple and it was great! Izzy is so cute. My cats rarely hang out for photos.

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    Comment by Nicole — March 17, 2009 @ 11:30 AM

  9. How cute is Izzy?!!? Adorable!!! I’m sorry you didn’t like the marmalade! After making this, I’d love to try Ina’s recipe! Your cake does look gorgeous!

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    Comment by Teanna — March 17, 2009 @ 11:48 AM

  10. I think Ina’s cake is Dorie’s with a few tweaks. At least that is what she said on an episode.

    Your cake looks great! Too bad about the marmalade.

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    Comment by Wendy — March 17, 2009 @ 11:48 AM

  11. What a good-looking cake! I agree, it’s like a toned-down version of Ina’s lemon cake.

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    Comment by Jessica — March 17, 2009 @ 2:42 PM

  12. I also love the Barefoot Contessa’s lemon cake, but the comparison didn’t even dawn on me until I read your post. Your cake turned out beautifully!

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    Comment by Linda — March 17, 2009 @ 7:55 PM

  13. Adorable dog! I’m sorry to hear you didn’t like the glaze. Now I want to try the BC cake!

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    Comment by Margot — March 17, 2009 @ 9:36 PM

  14. I’m not a big fan of marmalade either.

    Your cake looks picture perfect!

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    Comment by Jacque — March 18, 2009 @ 9:42 AM

  15. Cake looks fantastic with the marmalade. Great job. Cute pup!

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    Comment by Margart — March 18, 2009 @ 10:07 AM

  16. Aawww, what a cute little dog hiding away there :) Beautiful job – bummer about not liking the orange marmalade though.

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    Comment by Caitlin — March 22, 2009 @ 3:40 PM

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