Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is a nice, light dessert from Cooking Light magazine. The original called for currants, but I use diced dried cranberries (Craisins). I also serve with a dollop of non-fat, no sugar added lemon yogurt. Cooking time does not include cooling time.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest, grated
- 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries, diced
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Coat a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; set aside.
- Combine 1/2 cup sugar and oil in a large bowl; beat at high speed of a mixer 2 minutes.
- Add yogurt, extracts, egg and egg white; beat 1 minute.
- Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until well blended.
- Fold in zest and cranberries.
- Pour batter into springform pan. Bake 25 minutes or until golden and cake springs back when touched lightly in center.
- Remove from oven.
- Pierce cake with a fork.
- Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and lemon juice; spoon over cake. Cool on wire rack.
- To serve, remove ring of pan and slide bottom onto a cake plate.
Followed recipe as written. Cake didn't rise as much as in the photos, but I was told it tasted good (I baked this for my sister's luncheon). It was very easy to make and seemed very healthy!
Made for the 2010 French Forum Herb of the month April Rosemary. Excellent. I didn't use low fat yogurt, I drained mine slightly and just used dannon. Worked great. Use cranraisins which worked equally as well. Loved it. Not too much of a sweet fan, so this was perfect. I and my neighbor absolutely loved it. Thx, Kim
Well, I finally got around to making this, and I am sorry I took so long! I had to beg some fresh rosemary from a friend of a friend, until I can get mine going, here. I liked the using of 2 extracts, which did not cancel each other out, but gave a little "hmm" on your tongue. This will be made again, Mike, and thnx for posting. Made for Herb of the Month in the French Forum. April.......Rosemary!