This Orange Olive Oil Cake is scented with cardamom and cinnamon is super moist and baked with yogurt and honey, with no refined sugar.
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:1 hour
3/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for coating the pan
1 teaspoon grated orange zest (from about 1 naval orange)
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (from about 1 naval orange)
3/4 cup honey
3 large eggs
1 cup plain Greek yogurt (whole milk)
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
extra honey and orange zest for serving (optional)
Line a 9″ circular cake pan with parchment paper and grease generously with olive oil, under and over the paper and up the sides of the pan. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, orange zest, orange juice, honey, eggs, yogurt, cardamom, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
Add the flour and whisk until well-combined.
Pour into prepared cake pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of the cake comes out clean.
Allow to cool in pan on cooling rack for at least 10 minutes. Run knife along the edge to loosen and flip onto a cutting board to remove, then flip back over onto the serving dish.
Dust with confectioners’ sugar through a sifter or by placing it in a mesh sieve and tapping it.
Slice into 8 pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with extra orange zest, if desired.
This cake can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for about three days. For best results, dust with confectioners’ sugar just before serving. Otherwise, it will disintegrate into the moisture of the cake.
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