These are NOT muffins.
They are miniature cakes made to celebrate the day on which my younger sibling was born.
But onto the
This cake is pretty phenomenal, and was a hit with my family. It's super buttery and the salt balances out the tartness of the cherries perfectly. Definitely recommended for tea time... or anytime, really.
I used cherries because we happened to have a bunch on hand, and because my little brother loves them.
RECIPE (adapted from organicglory.wordpress.com)
*1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
*2 cups sugar
*3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided use
*1 teaspoon vanilla
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*2 and 1/2 cups flour
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*8 ounces plain yogurt (or greek)
*12 ounces fresh cherries (or strawberries) pitted and halved
*1 cup confectioner's sugar
PREPERATION (copied from organicglory.worpress.com)
1.) Preheat the oven to 325 F. Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.
2.) Sift together 2-1/4 cups of flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3.) With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
4.) Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice and vanilla extract.
5.) In thirds, alternate beating in flour mixture and yogurt, mixing just until incorporated.
6.) Toss strawberries with remaining 1/4 cup of flour. Gently mix them into batter.
7.) Scrape the batter into your prepared pan. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
8.) Remove from oven and allow cake to cool in pan for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
9.) Once cooled, combine confectioners’ sugar and reserved 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over top of cake. (MAKE SURE THE CAKE IS COMPLETELY COOL BEFORE DRIZZLING- that's where I got too impatient and the sugar melted all over, making a dent on the visual effect.
The glaze looks like... (ahem)
After that delicious carb-bomb, I'm sure we're all itching to check out the latest in workouts: I'm workin' on week 2 of the Iron Body 700 workout from SOA.
BTW: the Cardio kickboxing link in the schedule