ingredients
  • Flour type 00 360gr
  • White sugar 210 gr • 392 kcal
  • White yogurt 125gr
  • Baking powder for sweets 1 sachet
  • Butter 80gr • 717 kcal
  • Sea salt 1 pinch
  • Eggs 3 • 130 kcal
  • Orange 3 tbsps of fresh-squeezed juice
Calories refers to 100 gr of product

The orange yogurt cake is a fluffy dessert simple to prepare, and it is perfect for Sunday breakfasts or a tasty snack. It is a cake that does not need stuffing, and that can be also served after a meal.

Instructions

Grate the peel of two oranges and filter the juice with a small colander to hold back the seeds.

Melt the butter in a bain-marie and use it at room temperature. Add the yeast to the flour. Grease and flour the mold.
In a bowl, beat the eggs quickly with the sugar and a pinch of salt (1), then add the yogurt (2) and the orange peel and the juice (3).

Add the butter to the obtained mixture (4) and the flour little by little, always sifting it (5). Pour the mixture in the cake tin, and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes. Always try the cake with a toothpick to see if it is cooked.

When the cake is at room temperature, decorate the surface as you wish, with confectioner’s sugar (two tablespoons will be okay) and some orange slices. Sprinkle the confectioner’s sugar only after placing the oranges, so there will not be moist spots.

Serve each slice with a spoonful of orange cream.

Tips

To make a high, soft and fluffy orange yogurt cake there are some basic rules to carefully follow:

always respect the proportions between the amount of dough and the size and shape of the baking tray indicated in the recipe;

whip the egg whites and add them always at the end;

always use the eggs at room temperature;

first whip the egg yolks with the sugar until you obtain a frothy and clear mixture, then add the other ingredients leaving the well whipped egg whites for the end;

make sure you have the baking tray ready to pour immediately the mixture just obtained;

never open the oven before at least 15 minutes have elapsed and, in any case, avoid leaving the oven door open more than a few seconds otherwise you could stop the leavening and in the end you will have a collapsed and low cake, especially in the middle, and most of the times it will be raw;

do not remove the cake immediately from the baking tray, but let it cool; there is also someone who suggests to let it cool down in the oven.

Variants

Orange cake without eggs

To make the orange cake without eggs, just increase the liquid part of all the ingredients by adding the milk. In addition, a medium egg can be replaced with: an half-crushed ripe banana, 40 grams of grated apple pulp, half a jar of yogurt or 3 tablespoons of peanut butter even if this tends to change even more the taste;

Vegan orange cake

The vegan orange cake is without butter, without milk and without eggs, and it is very easy to prepare. As always, among the ingredients there is orange peel but also water, flour, sugar and extra-virgin olive oil.

Orange and chocolate cake

The orange chocolate cake is a tasty variation of the classic orange cake, and it can be an excellent birthday cake thanks to its particular combination. You can also make it with chocolate drops covered with flour and then put, at the end, in the dough.

Orange and almonds cake

The orange and almonds cake is easy to make, you can try at breakfast to wake up with a smile. You can also prepare it with the Thermomix, and it is very delicious if served with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar.