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Recipe of the Day: Put that maple syrup in a pound cake!

Maple syrup adds just the right note to this early-fall loaf cake.
Maple syrup adds just the right note to this early-fall loaf cake.

MAPLE YOGURT POUND CAKE

1/2 cup real 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 easpoon salt

1/2 cup oil

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Generously butter 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch metal loaf pan.

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. 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. Cool cake in pan on rack 5 minutes. Cut around pan sides to loosen cake. Turn cake out onto rack. Turn cake upright on rack and cool completely.

Food52.com

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