Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pink Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

Thank you for all the suggestions for my Mom's birthday dessert. Life as suddenly become one fun filled event after another! I can't complain.... no complaining here! 
This pink grapefruit cake is the perfect combo of tart and sweet. Muddling the sugar with the zest created an aroma of pure goodness.... pure pure goodness. 
The cake requires no mixer ( added plus in my book) and stayed moist and delicious two to three days after the celebration. The grapefruit glaze made sure of that! 

Pink Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

My mom loved it and we had a great dinner to celebrate her birthday. Leading to a great weekend with wonderful friends....Wow I am one lucky gal! (did I just say gal?) I must be giddy with excitement.

Pink Grapefruit Cake
From The Greystone Bakery Cookbook
Makes one 10-inch cake bundt cake


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Juice and zest of 1 pink grapefruit.  About 1/2 cup of juice and 1 Tablespoon of zest.  
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease any bunt pan with butter and a little bit of flour.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt to blend.  
Muddle together the zest and the sugar. Make sure to pause and enjoy the colors and smells of the flavored sugar. (it is that good!)

In a large bowl, beat the eggs and grapefruit sugar until the eggs are thick and pale yellow.  Add the yogurt, oil, 1 Tablespoon of grapefruit juice and vanilla extract.  Stir well to combine.  Add the flour mixture and stir to combine.  

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top even.  Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted near the center.  Place the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes to cool.  Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake  Release and remove the pan sides.  Cool completely on the wire rack.  

In a small saucepan, combine the powdered sugar and the remaining grapefruit juice and bring to a boil  Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring,until the glaze is slightly thickened. It took about 10 to 15 minutes.  

Invent the cake onto a serving plate.  Pierce the cake all over the top with a skewer and pour the warm grapefruit slowly over the cake. 

Store at room temperature, wrapped well for 2 days.

Eat and smile. I did knowing that my family and friends enjoyed something made from scratch just for them!
Time to get Dirty.... and  approved by our good friend Taco!


  1. This cake looks delicious! Sounds like your mom had a wonderful birthday celebration.

  2. Are you the person I was discussing grapefruit desserts with on Twitter? I get so confused sometimes.... Anyway, I thought grapefruit desserts were such an interesting idea because you don't see them very often--I've actually never seen a grapefruit cake or pie before. I was wondering how the flavor would turn out, and now I know, so thanks for sharing!

  3. This sounds delicious! That zest and sugar together look great- thanks!

  4. I make a grapefruit yogurt cake, too, so I am sure this cake you made was wonderful! I am glad your mom had a wonderful birthday:)

  5. Sounds like your mom had a great birthday!! This cake looks amazing!! Great Job!

  6. I love any citrus dessert. Gorgeous cake.

  7. This looks and sounds amazing, and has solved my problem of what type of dessert to bring our hostess for the coming weekend. Thanks.

  8. @ Bossy Chef- it is really good and just as good the next day. Even with the "glaze" on it. Just wrap it up tight and you are good to go. We served it with some blood orange sorbet ( just to make it more tart and lovely.) I would be whip cream or vanilla ice cream would be great as well. Enjoy and I hope that you have great weekend.

  9. Looks beautiful! Happy belated birthday to your mother!

  10. what a wonderful idea! I want to try this cake! Very unique idea--BUZZ!

  11. Yummy- great presentation- simply loved this

  12. That does look wonderful. I love anything with a good citrus zest to it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  13. I love the golden color of the cake, beautiful! I don't have a muddler though, any suggestions?

  14. Such a beautiful cake and the flavor sounds amazing :)