Orange Yogurt Cake — Although I love oranges year-round, there’s just something extra special about them during the holiday season. For one, they are the yummiest during this time of year and so easy to find because they are e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. But there’s something so nostalgic about them as well.
For many of us, the orange has become synonymous with Christmas time. And many looked forward to getting one of these citrusy gems in their stockings come Christmas morning. Some say this tradition started in the 1930s during the Great Depression when many families couldn’t afford to buy gifts.
In our home, growing up, my mom would place them in bowls throughout our house during the holidays. And some of my favourite Christmas memories include that gorgeous orange scent and burst of orange flavour. SoOoo lovely!
Because of this, I’m naturally gravitating towards more orange during this time of year – whether it be in recipes or home decor, orange comes around in a big way. And I love every little bit of it!
Today, as I embrace this holiday orange lovin’, I’m featuring a delectable orange yogurt cake that I can’t get enough of! For this cake, I used How Sweet Eats‘ recipe for her Blood Orange Yogurt Cake and just replaced the blood orange with navel oranges.
You guys, you have to try this! If you’re a fellow orange lover or just looking for a citrusy treat, I really think you’ll like it! It’s bursting with fresh orange flavour from the use of zest and freshly squeezed orange juice, and don’t even get me started on the smell! De-Li-Cious!
You can grab the recipe here and read through how I made mine below. Happy Tuesday, friends! xx, Amanda
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what you need » 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour || 2 teaspoons baking powder || 1/4 teaspoon salt || 1 cup plain greek yogurt 2% || 3/4 cup sugar || 3 eggs || 2 navel oranges zested || 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice || 1 teaspoon vanilla extract || 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
how you make it » 1 – in a small bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients (without the sugar) || 2 – in a larger bowl, whisk together your wet ingredients (including zest, without oil) || 3 – add your dry ingredients to the wet, folding in your oil as you go || 4 – place in greased 9×5 loaf pan and bake at 350 Degrees F for one hour (or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean) || 5 – let cool completely
what you need » 1 orange zested || 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar || 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
how you make it » whisk all together and pour overtop cooled cake
I like pouring about half of the icing and keeping some aside for those who’d like to pour a little bit extra over their slices!
And that’s it – super easy, and oh-so-yummy! 🍊🍊
Let’s chat! Will you be making this Orange Yogurt Cake??
Photos by Tulip and Sage