Today is TWD and the Spelling Bee!

Today’s Tuesday with Dorie was chosen by Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction– her choice was French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze on pages 224-225. I didn’t have the marmalade, but I had some POM Wonderful that had been sent to me to try out and I had been dying to figure out how to use it (other than a pork chop recipe that I will be posting very soon!). The cake was only ok to me, but Grumpy seemed to really like it (meaning he has been helping himself to the cake! lol)

Other than the glaze, the only ingredient I used different was pecan meal instead of almonds (because that is what I had). Although it wasn’t my favorite cake, it wasn’t terrible. The cake alone was pretty sweet to me and so my addition of a thick sweet frosting wasn’t my cup of tea – but the frosting would certainly go great on perhaps a chocolate bundt cake! To check out other TWD participants this week, be sure to go to our blogroll!

The recipe for the glaze (for those interested!)

POM Wonderful Cake Glaze

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup POM Wonderful juice
Approximately 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar

Stir together butter and POM juice. Add confectioner’s sugar and mix well. Add more sugar or POM to obtain consistency desired.

Its that easy!

In my title I mentioned the Spelling Bee! I have had my cousin Ryan’s blog on the sidebar since his tour began and today is the day I get to see him in his show! I’m really excited because not only am I going to get to see Ryan perform, but I am also going to get to meet Linda, of the Weekend Cook who is also going to the show! Hopefully I’ll have some great photos to show you all after the show!


  1. says

    i shuddered when i saw the pink dripping off the cake on the first photo.. Too bad u didn’t enjoy it that much. At least it looked gorgeous!

  2. says

    Wow, love the pink! I loved this cake so I’m with grumpy. I have had a piece every night now since I made it last Thurs. It’s beginning to get a bit stale but I am still eating every bite of it! Hope you have a happy St. Patty’s Day!!

  3. says

    I think that the pink frosting on your cake is so pretty. I love pecans so I love the idea of using pecan meal in the cake too. I’m sorry that it wasn’t your favorite.

  4. says

    pretty pink frosting! at least grumpy enjoyed it and it did not go to waste. There a certain cakes that I am not too keen of too. You should make a chocolate version of this cake. Chocolate always make everything taste 10 times better

  5. says

    Wow- great idea for a glaze. It looks beautiful. I was wondering what to do with the rest of the Pom juice that they sent me. This is a great idea.

  6. says

    Your cake looks wonderful. It’s crumb is such a lovely golden color.

    The glaze would probably taste great on lots of other things or by itself on my spoon! :-)

  7. says

    Well, the cake sure looks yummy! I love the glaze you came up with–man, that on a chocolate bundt, you’re so right, it sounds like heaven! I really need to try some of this Pom Wonderful, huh? Have fun at the spelling bee!!

  8. says

    I’d just eat the frosting and skip the cake – what an incredible shade of pink!!!

    And I’m not a pink person, so that’s saying a lot.

    Welcome to SiTS! Em

  9. says

    You’ve got me drooling just looking at those pics 😀
    Wanted to stop by to say “hi” and welcome to SITS. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant group of bloggers.

  10. says

    it is absolutely beautiful, i love the color of the frosting! that is too bad it wasn’t as delicious as it looks.

    just stopping by today to wish a warm welcome to sits, we are thrilled to have you as part of the community!

  11. says

    I’m sorry the cake didn’t taste as good as you expected, but it sure looks beautiful. It definitely made me hungry!

    Dropping by to welcome you to SITS – glad to have you join us!

  12. says

    I think I just gained 5 pounds. That looks soooo good!

    I’ll be back to drool, I mean read more.

    Welcome to the SITS-ahood! We are happy to have you! Jump over to my blog, click the GIVEAWAY tab….I have 2 going on right now.

  13. says

    that looks amazing!

    I am here to welcome you to SITS. You are going to love being part of this amazing community of women. So welcome to the SITStahood!!

    OH and I am having a giveaway on my blog come check it out…scroll down a little it’s a couple posts in 😉

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