Monday, June 15, 2009

Blueberry Yogurt Pound Cake

I've loved The Pioneer Woman for as long as I've known blogs existed. I especially love her cooking site, which is always chock-full of butter, cream, sugar, oil, and all the things that make food taste good.

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The amounts of these ingredients in her food are perfect for salivating over from afar (especially with her amazing, detailed step-by-step photos), but I had never actually made one of her recipes until yesterday. This blueberry yogurt pound cake is more like a zucchini or banana bread than a pound cake (although I don't know the technical difference), and feels relatively "healthy" due to its conspicuous lack of butter. That is, of course, if you ignore the copious amounts of sugar.

I brought it to work this morning and it disappeared pretty quickly. This one's definitely a keeper!

Blueberry Yogurt Pound Cake
Printable Recipe
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 6-ounce cartons yogurt, any flavor (Amy's note: I used Yoplait Light blueberry)
1 ¼ cups sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together yogurt, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and oil until just combined. Pour over dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently stir in 1 cup blueberries. Do not overbeat.

Pour into a loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

6 comments:

Maya said...

I have been thinking of making strawberry pound cake...This looks wonderful.

Steph said...

That looks yummy!

Anh said...

This cake looks really good. I love pound cake. Gotta try this yoghurt version.

tastestopping said...

Is yogurt a wonder food or what? Whenever we run out of buttermilk for pancakes-from-scratch, I substitute smooth yogurt (usually strawberry) and it works amazingly well! This bread looks just delicious.

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Maria said...

I love yogurt cakes. Can't wait to try this one! Thanks!

Megan{Feasting on Art} said...

This looks like the perfect breakfast bread to make my mom when she comes to visit!! Yum!

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