Posted by: inyomouth | April 20, 2010

Orange-Yogurt Cake with Strawberry Sauce and a Birthday Song

A unique and delicious cake inspired by SmittenKitchen for Xander’s 22nd birthday.

This cake has all the warm and familiar flavors of a yellow cake but with a bright hint of orange zest. Surprising ingredients like plain yogurt, olive oil, and berries create a relatively healthy desert.




1 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup sugar
zest of two oranges
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
2 eggs
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt


1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries, thawed
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup sugar



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 baking pan and dust with flour.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt, oil, sugar, orange zest and orange juice. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Combine dry ingredients in another bowl. Sift into wet ingredients and stir with a spoon until just combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool slightly before slicing and serving.


Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to spoon over cake.


Garnish cake slices with powdered sugar, strawberry sauce, homemade whipped cream, and berries.


(Pretty sure the birthday boy ate 3 slices)



  1. This makes me miss you all!

  2. yummsters. brita, i’m a big fan of yours, in case you didn’t already know. <3, anna

  3. delicious cake. delicious man. tee hehe.

  4. let keep it PG maleesa. mothers may read this blog.

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