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Texas Citrus

A variety of dishes come alive with the state’s prized produce

South Texas is home to the delicious ruby red grapefruit. From marinades and salads to cocktails and cakes, ruby reds are so versatile. This grapefruit loaf cake, one of my favorite ways to bake with them, is brimming with the fruit’s tart and sweet goodness.

Grapefruit Loaf Cake

3 eggs
3/4 cup plain yogurt
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon grapefruit zest
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Thinly sliced grapefruit, for garnish

1. Cake Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, brown sugar, oil, grapefruit zest, grapefruit juice, cinnamon and vanilla.

3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Avoid overmixing.

5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 30–35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

6. Remove from oven, allow to cool for 10 minutes, and carefully remove cake from pan.

7. Glaze Whisk together powdered sugar, grapefruit juice and vanilla.

8. Place grapefruit slices on cake and drizzle with glaze.

Serves 8.

January 2024 Recipe Contest