So if you're in the mood for a tasty but less guilt-ridden cake, you should try this out. Just don't fool yourself into thinking you can have a lot;) It's still a cake, after all.
Blood Orange, Yogurt, and Olive Oil Afternoon Cake
2/3 C sugar, plus more for dusting the pan
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
zest of 2 blood oranges
1/4 C fresh blood orange juice
1 2/3 C all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/8 t salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease the sides and bottom of a 9 inch cake pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper and grease again. Sprinkle about 1 1/2 T of sugar to coat the bottom and sides of the pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt, oil, sugar, zest and juice of the blood orange until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking in completely with each addition.
- In a separate bowl, whisk or sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to the liquid mixture, and stir until just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 35~40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then release from the pan and let cool completely. Serve with a dusting of confectioner's sugar or some citrus whipped cream and some fresh fruit on the side.