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Maple Yogurt Pound Cake
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Makes 1 cake

1/2 cup grade B maple syrup
3/4 cup yogurt, preferably not nonfat
1/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon ... more 
Photo by: Sarah Shatz
Maple Yogurt Pound Cake
Save and print this recipe on Food52.

Makes 1 cake

1/2 cup grade B maple syrup
3/4 cup yogurt, preferably not nonfat
1/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil

1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Generously butter 8 1/2×4 1/2×2 1/2-inch metal loaf pan.
2. Combine syrup, yogurt, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest. Stir or whisk to combine. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to wet ingredients and stir to incorporate. Add oil, and fold gradually until oil absorbs into the batter.
3. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Place pan on baking sheet in oven and bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. less 
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Wed, Feb 20, 2013 8:08 PM EST

You may think the season of gift-giving -- the season of cookies, of loaf cakes, of sticky caramels and candied nuts -- is long over. The time for dressing up in costume? So last October.

Enter Purim: a Jewish, end-of-winter celebration, a celebration of dressing up, of making noise, and of giving cookies, cakes, and candies. Whether you're celebrating or not, take advantage: the season of gift-giving is never over.

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