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Meal Monday: Strawberry Yogurt Cake


We had such a nice weekend!  Nick's parents were in town and we did lots of touristy Chicago things.  Friday was such a beautiful day so after they arrived, we headed to our favorite neighborhood bar and were able to sit outside for dinner and watch the Blackhawks game.  Saturday was a sunny but freeeezing cold day.  When is it ever going to warm up?!  We went to the top of the Sears Tower (can't bring myself to call it the Willis Tower!), 103 floors up.  The views are amazing and they have a full glass box that jets out from the building that you can stand on - a little freaky but really cool.  We had lunch at Greek Islands and then watched the Red Wings get eliminated from the playoffs :(  That night we went on a ghost tour!  Sadly, we didn't see any ghosts but it was pretty funny and interesting to learn more Chicago history.  Sunday was just a lazy day, exactly what I needed after this crazy week.

Since we were so busy last week, I didn't cook one single night!  I'm not going to lie - it was kind of a nice break.  The only thing I did make was this fabulous Strawberry Yogurt Cake.  So delicious.  The original recipe comes from A Spicy Perspective and is perfect for spring + summer.  The only thing I changed was that I added more strawberries, a full pound.  You guys have to try this one!

Shopping List
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 tbsp lemon juice, divided
Zest of 1 lemon
2 ½ cups flour, divided
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
8 oz plain Greek yogurt
16 oz fresh strawberries, diced
1 cup powdered sugar



Directions
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease and flour (VERY well) your Bundt pan.

2) Sift together 2 ¼ cups of flour, the baking soda and salt.  Mix in lemon zest and set aside.

3) With an electric mixer (I used my Kitchen Aid), cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 

4) Beat in the eggs, one at a time.  Mix in 1 tbsp of lemon juice.

5) Alternate beating in the flour mixture and the greek yogurt.

6) Toss the strawberries with the remaining ¼ cups of flour.  

7) Gently stir in the strawberries to the batter.

8) Pour the batter into your bundt pan.  It should fill a little over ½ of your pan.

9) Place your cake in the oven and REDUCE the temperature to 325 degrees.  Bake for 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  

10) Allow cake to cool 20 minutes in the pan, then flip onto a wire rack to let finish cooling.

11) Whisk together the remaining 2 tbsp of lemon juice and powdered sugar.

12) Once cake is completely cooled, drizzle over the top of the cake.  I did this by pouring my icing into a sandwich bag and cut off the tip of a corner.

For directions with pictures, make sure to check out the original recipe at A Spicy Perspective.  Enjoy!

Linking up with LeeannCarly and Kate

28 comments

  1. This is amazing! The drizzling part makes this look like a professional cake!!

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  2. This looks so yummy, I love cake, yogurt, and strawberries :-D

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  3. That looks so good! I saw your picture from the ghost tour can I tell you how much I want to go on those but Mark will never go with me :-( Maybe this August I can convince him ;)

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  4. Okay, so I am totally making this cake this weekend.

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  5. That cake looks beyond delicious! Glad you guys had a fun weekend with Nick's parents-- I've always wondered about Ghost tours and never even realized they did them in Chicago!

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  6. Did you walk out onto the glass box at the top of the Sears tower?? Happy Monday!

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  7. This looks so good, and moist! Thanks for sharing. Glad you had a good weekend with his family :)

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  8. This will be a huge hit in my home for sure!!

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  9. Sounds like an awesome weekend with Nicks parents! and this cake is a must try!

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  10. OH.MY.GOSHHHHHH - that seems heavenly!

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  11. I love ghost tours! Whenever I visit a city that's the first thing I plan! Sounds like a fun weekend. And that cake would be so perfect with my coffee right now :)

    Thanks for linking up for MMG!

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  12. So funny! I saw this on your Five on Friday post and decided to try my hand at baking this weekend. I even blogged about it today too! Thanks for finding this yummy recipe!

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  13. um... how yummy does this look?? you know what i just realized i don't have a bundt pan, can i make this in a regular cake pan or is bundt best?

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  14. This looks SO delicious and would be perfect for breakfast with some coffee...yum!

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  15. Glad y'all had a great weekend despite the cold hanging on! Totally remembering this recipe for company (or myself) soon.

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  16. I'll have to make this for the sis because she loves those strawberries.

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  17. That bundt cake looks so delicious. I think I am going to whip out some strawberries for this one!

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  18. That cake looks incredible!! And I love that it has Greek yogurt in it!! Happy Monday, girlfriend! Xx

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  19. I can't handle all of your delicious food! This looks absolutely delicious. Can I have a piece right this minute? Hope you had the best weekend!
    xo

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  20. Oh my gosh STOP IT with this goodness! :)

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  21. Glad you had a good weekend with the fam! I still want to head up the Sears tower....maybe next time. YES! I will absolutely be trying this recipe....probably this weekend actually!

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  22. You really can't post this stuff. Seriously. I want to eat it all. Right now.

    =)

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  23. That looks super yummy!!! What a great idea for breakfast on the go!

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