Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Spiced Yogurt Pound Cake


2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup plain yogurt
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.

2.In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the sugar until light and fluffy.

3.Beat in the flour, yogurt, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ground cloves, salt and baking soda. Mix until combined then beat at high speed for 2 minutes.

4.Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes, remove from pan and continue to cool.

Make a glaze with powdered sugar and Allspice Liqueur. Glaze cake evenly.

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