Recipe for Greek Style Orange Yogurt Cake

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Yogurt cakes are commonly prepared throughout Greece. The Greek yogurt makes the cake especially moist. This cake is sweetened with fresh orange juice.

Greek Style Orange Yogurt Cake Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Greek honey (orange blossom is best)
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 3/4 plus 6 tablespoons cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

How to Bake Greek Style Orange Yogurt Cake:

Add the honey, orange zest, 3/4 cup of the sugar, and water into a saucepan. Set the heat to medium. Bring the mixture to a boil and then set the heat to low. Simmer for ten minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the orange juice. Set the pan aside so that the mixture can cool.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Hooray a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray or brush with melted butter or olive oil.

Add the egg yolks to a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed with six tablespoons of the sugar until the yolks are pale and the ingredients are well mixed. Beat in 1 cup of the flour along with the baking powder. Beat in the Greek yogurt and the orange juice until a smooth batter is formed. Beat in the remaining flour.

Beat the four egg whites in a clean bowl using clean beaters until stiff peaks form. fold into the rest of the batter using a rubber spatula and then pour the cake into the pan.

Place the pan in the center of the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. This should take about 30 minutes. Let cool in the pan for ten minutes and then cool on a wire wrack. Place the cake on a platter and then pour the syrup over the cake just before serving.

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