Friday, July 30, 2010

Lynn's Easy Yogurt Cake, An Orange Version

Pam is traveling in Europe this week.  In the meantime, here's one of her previously published blogs...

The last two days have been beautiful in New York. The sun has been shining and everywhere I shop I'm surrounded by oranges. I was shopping for organic lemons to make Limoncello, and when I saw these organic oranges with the sun shining on them, I couldn't resist. I bought half a dozen.

Of course, when I returned home I completely forgot about the Limoncello and started candying the oranges. My original idea was to dip them in tempered dark chocolate, but when I remembered Lynn's Easy Yogurt Cake, I decided to make an orange version.
I diced the peels, and folded them into the batter, and placed the slices on top of the cake. The fragrance of the orange flower water was fresh and had me dreaming of warmer climes.  I filled  a 9 inch spring form, and baked it for about 40 minutes. It filled the kitchen with a lovely aroma. The kids couldn't believe they were leaving for school before it was out of the oven. 

While it was cooling, I found fresh rosemary in the refrigerator. It's too late now, but next time I'm going to add a little minced rosemary, I love the way it's fragrance commingles  with the orange.

Easy Orange Yogurt Cake

1 cup plain Fage Greek Yogurt
1 cup sugar

2 large eggs
1 teaspoon orange flower water
1 tablespoon rum
1/3 cup butter, melted, or organic safflower oil

1 2/3 cups self rising flour
Pinch of sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
Grease a 9 inch spring form pan.

Beat yogurt and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add eggs one at a time, continually beating. Blend in Orange Flower Water , butter and rum. Add flour and beat on high of 30 seconds to develop the cake's texture. According to Rose Levy Beranbaum, this is a must!
Pour into the prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes, until golden and a Cake Tester, inserted in the center, comes out clean. 

Almond Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup superfine sugar

Add all ingredients to a bowl and whip until soft peaks form.   

All photos and text are property of The Gypsy Chef


  1. We're so used to seeing a lemon yogurt cake. I love the idea of orange, which I like just as much. And the almond whipped cream would be delicious with it.

  2. That is beautiful Pam, like sunshine and white light on a plate.....and brilliant picutres too!!!
    Love it :-)

  3. Barbara, Almond whipped cream is my new favorite. I want to put it on everything! Thanks for visiting. Pam

    Neeta, Thanks, it means a lot coming from you! Thanks for the link. Pam

  4. gorgeous photo, i want to run right out and make it!!! thanks for the great post!

  5. Longpastremembered,Thanks for stopping by. I love your blog!

  6. dang this is gorgeous! i just realized you have some how been deleted from my dashboard reader... i feel sad i have been missing you! i noticed you were not updating too, i have been having blogger issues with my blog too, but yours is totally gone... i have some catching up to do too, off to see what i have missed~

  7. Food with Style, Thanks for stoping by. I noticed that my blog wasn't updating on another site also. Blogger!!!!
    Nice to have you back. I love the food with style posts. IT's adds beauty to my life.
    By the way, the falling snow is beautiful. I have googled the directions, but I can't get it into blogger? What am I doing wrong? Pam

  8. A georgous yoghurt cake & I so love the topped orange slices!!

    I also love the almond scented cream!


  9. That is gorgeous! I love oranges for their colour and scent and of course flavour. That cake looks so fluffy and soft. gorgeous pics too!! :)

  10. This reminds me of a cake we made in Siena at my cooking school. But we didnt' have the oranges in it. I think I may have to try this--maybe with a little cardamom in it?

    That first photo is gorgeous, Pam. I love the colors in it--that violet in the background plate and the colors in the fluting of the cake plate. Wow.

  11. The yogurty orange cake looks very summery. I want some, maybe it willencourage the sun to come out here.

  12. This looks so delicious! I think I will try this when we're at the beach house for a week- it seems perfect for a summery dessert!

  13. I love the colour of oranges and this cake looks moist and reasonably easy to make - it's making my mouth water just thinking about it!!

  14. This dessert looks sensational! So light and fluffy ...and almond whipped cream...yum!