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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?

7 comments:

  1. Wow great recipe thanks! X

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

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

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  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.
    Xx

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

    Kel x

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  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?

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  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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