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Yogurt & Olive Oil Cake with Orange


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 orange zested
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • scant 1/2 cup of olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lube one large loaf pan or two small ones with butter or your favorite cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a regular old bowl if no mixer lives in your kitchen), rub the sugar and zest together until combined and fragrant. Add the yogurt, eggs, extract and olive oil and combine on low and then medium speed.
  • Add the dry ingredients and combine.
  • Pour into loaf pan(s) and bake for approximately 50 minutes. Use a toothpick or cake tester to determine whether the cake is cooked all the way through. Don't worry if the top darkens, it adds a delicious crunch to the cake.


Adapted from a recipe by Doris Greenspan that was posted on Serious Eats