Tuesday, April 17

Orange Yoghurt Cake

I was looking for a simple cake to bake to take over to a friend's house and found this quick cake on Martha Stewart's website.  I altered my recipe slightly by adding wholemeal flour instead of white, coconut oil rather than vegetable oil and rapadura sugar rather than caster.  To account for the changes I added a little extra of the yogurt and the oil and the recipe turned out moist, it also gained the approval of two girls so I made it again this week for school lunches. This is the recipe for you if you want to give it a try, without the changes.

1 cup of plain flour, sifted,
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
½ cup plain whole-milk yoghurt
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon grated orange zest, plus 1 tablespoon orange juice
1 large egg
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.  Butter a 20cm round cake tin.  Stir flour, ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder, baking soda, salt, yogurt, oil, orange zest and juice, egg and vanilla in a bowl.  Pour into pan.  Bake until a tester comes out clean, about 25 minutes.  Let cool on a rack and dust with icing sugar or add a simple butter icing.

Have you tried any new recipes lately?


  1. Wow great recipe thanks! X

  2. Yum....may have to pop that on the list for this weeks baking I think! Btw, what it rapadura sugar?

  3. Mmmm, yum! Love your baking posts! x

  4. This sounds divine Catherine :)
    I love that recipes can adapted to suit. I made a whole orange cake on the weekend that I adapted slightly and it was lovely but I must say, an addition of yoghurt has me sold.

  5. looks amazing! I have been making a few orange cakes lately but might have to give this one a go!

    Kel x

  6. It does look delicious and moist! I like your changes too, except I would use low gi cane sugar. I have been alternating that in almost everything lately! I haven't cooked with coconut oil before, does it change the taste much?

  7. Thanks for sharing. Will definitely add this to my list of 'must try recipes' (most of which are from your lovely blog) :)


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