Orange-Yogurt Cake

I love fruit! I am one of those people who regularly consumes their daily 5 portion of fresh fruit and vegetable. I never miss out on a green apple or a fresh orange or some papaya as a snack in-between meals or as a dessert-replacement after lunch or dinner.

I also like to incorporate fruit into my cooking, making sweet/sour sauces to dress meat, or make delicious muffins or cake.

Just the other day I made this orange and yogurt cake which turn out  awesome! The recipe is an adaptation of Marta Stewart’s. Hope you like it!


  • Unsalted butter, softened, for pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest, plus 2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

In a bowl of your electric mixer combine the sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, the zest of the orange

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then crack in one egg

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squeeze in the orange juice

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and don’t forget the oil, salt and vanilla extract.

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Stir all the ingredient together until you get a smooth batter. NOTE: Do not over-beat the batter or you will get a stiff cake.

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Grease and dust with flour a baking pan, then pour in the batter

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and bake at 180 C (375 f) for about 25 min or until the cake got a nice golden color. Remove from the oven

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and let it cool down on a wire-rack.

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When the cake is completely cooled off, dust it with powdered sugar and serve.

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– LittleDani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.