One of the many things I like about baking is I am in control of the ingredients and the flavors. This is a multipurpose recipe that can be used as a base and you can then adjust what ingredients (flavor) you want it to have. In this recipe I made my Cinnamon and Brown sugar filling / topping. You could omit this and substitute Strawberries, Blueberries, Lemon Zest or Keep it with just vanilla flavorings / vanilla beans with a light glaze on top. Of course the nuts go well with any of the flavors!
Lets get started:
Prep time 10 minutes Baking 45 minutes
Yogurt Pound Cake - Cinnamon and Brown Sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
1 cup sugar (Substitute 3/4 cup Honey if wanted)
1 1/2 cups vanilla or plain yogurt (I used my plain ~ homemade)
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
Filling / Topping
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, blend butter, sugar, eggs, yogurt, baking powder,baking soda and vanilla. Mix on low speed for about 2 minutes. Add in the Flour all at once and continue mixing on medium speed for another 2 minutes. The batter will look light and airy.
Next combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts to make the filling. Or filling / topping of your choice :)
Grease 2 loaf pans and dust it lightly with flour, shaking out excess. Add
half the batter between the two pans. Sprinkle some of the filling over the batter. Add
remaining batter and filling in layers, ending with a little filling on top. I then took a knife and criss crossed the batter together mixing the topping through out the batter.
Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Frost, if desired with a vanilla glaze.
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