Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vanilla Yogurt Cake with Orange Zest and Orange Juice Glaze



This cake is very light and not too sweet. It is simple to pull together and really needs nothing special in the way of ingredients or method. One word to describe it? Moist….. and citrusy.

This one is my own creation. I recommend it for dessert, breakfast, snack, the family or even company. You could dress it up with fresh fruit, but it really doesn’t need all that extra attention – it’s perfect as is. I know it looks a bit burned around the edges, but that part is extra nice - kinda chewy and 'mouth friendly.'  



Here’s what you need:
½ C vanilla yogurt (I used Greek style yogurt)
3 eggs
1 C sugar
1 C flour
2 t baking powder
½ C vegetable oil
Zest of one large orange

For the glaze:
Juice of one orange
½ C powdered sugar

Here’s what you do:
Whisk together the yogurt, eggs and sugar. Add in the flour and baking soda. Add in the oil and zest. Mix until well incorporated.



Prepare a 9 inch cake pan by buttering it, inserting a round of parchment paper on the bottom and then buttering the paper.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes – do not over bake.It should feel spongy.  Cool before removing. Drizzle glaze over the top and allow it to soak in. It is a very thin glaze and will soak in like syrup.

(printable recipe)


8 comments:

  1. I bet this would be lovely with a nice cup of tea, as opposed to some of the heavier cakes!Gorgeous:)
    ~Anne

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  2. Your cake looks lovely. I enjoy citrus desserts a lot.

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  3. Oh yummy, that looks and sounds delicious. :))

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  4. A great dessert for the beginning of spring!

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  5. This looks so refreshing. I just love citrus in the spring and summer. Around here with temps in the mid eighties, it feels way more like summer than spring.

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  6. Beautiful, Tracy...I LOVE anything citrus! I love simple cakes that don't need a lot of extras to taste fabulous!!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by everyone! This cake was really good - super simple and tasted like a million bucks! It ended up tasting very 'fancy' but I had all the ingredients in the kitchen - nothing special!

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