Low Fat Orange Loaf Cake

Early morning the realization dawned that it was a Sunday. Amongst a lot of odd jobs that were lined up for the day, baking an orange cake was on top of the agenda. My daughter wanted to have one and wanted keep some to take to the school the next day. The freshness and aroma of the orange juice and a generous amount of zest makes it really flavourful. I baked it early in the morning and we sliced it in the evening. Half of the cake vanished in no time. Being low in fat makes it guilt free too!

Low Fat Orange Loaf Cake
Recipe adapted from happyhomebaking 

2 ½ cups all- purpose flour
70 grams butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs
1 cup low fat yogurt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
Zest of two oranges
3 to 4 tablespoons orange juice

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. grease and line one 8 ½ inch x 4 ½ inch loaf pan.
Sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a bowl beat yogurt till smooth, add vanilla essence and orange juice.
In another bowl beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Beat the eggs lightly and add to butter sugar mixture. Add orange zest.
Add half of the flour mixture to butter sugar and egg mixture. Add half of the yogurt mixture. Mix well. Add remaining flour mixture and add the remaining yogurt mixture. Mix well to get a smooth batter. Add more orange juice if the batter is thick.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or till the cake turns golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven after 5 minutes and remove from the pan after another 5 minutes. Cool in the rack.

Slice next day
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  1. Well done on stacking those 3 oranges and on this lovely low fat cake. I am attempting to lose some weight at the moment (winter weight before we hit our hot summer period). I will have to check your index to see if there are any low fat vegan cakes I can make. Thank you for sharing this lovely cake that is not only low in fat but also easy to bake and delicious too :)

  2. Lovely looking cake. How do you slice it so evenly??