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Recipe: Mark Leslie's Yogurt Cake

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If you're looking for a delicious, easy to make desert to finish off a great meal, you should try this! Chef Mark Leslie is preparing a yogurt cake, and it's sure to please the entire family. Here's how to make it on your own.

Yogurt Cake 

1 teaspoon unsalted butter

3 tablespoons plain dried bread crumbs

1 6-ounce (single serving-sized) container of yogurt, mixed berry flavor or flavor of your choice  

2 large eggs

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup sunflower oil (your favorite vegetable oil may be substituted)

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 3/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup peeled, diced tart apple (such as Granny Smith)

1 cup peeled, diced pear

Powdered sugar for garnish 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare a nonstick 10-inch springform pan with the butter and plain bread crumbs. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until well combined. Set aside. 

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.

In batches, add a third of the dry mixture to the wet mixture, mixing until well combined between each addition. Next, stir in the apple and pear until mixed throughout. Pour into the prepared springform pan and bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 300 degrees and bake for an additional 35 to 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. 

To serve, remove from the pan, dust with powdered sugar and place on a serving plate.

This serves 8 to 12.

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About Mark Leslie

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Mark Leslie, recently seen on NBC's Today Show, loves to cook for anyone with an appetite, vacations in Italy every year and lives to eat his way through every plate of pasta and cone of gelato placed

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