Greek yogurt cake with orange and olive oil

Greek yogurt cake with orange and olive oil

By 05/06/2016

Most of the time when I eat a store bought cake I always end up with an itchy throat because of the large amount of sugar it contains; then it will sit on my stomach for longer than it should as it is often too heavy with lots of fat added to it as well.

Much better to make your own and it really does not take long to make a delicious  cake.

This one takes just 20 minutes and it is not too naughty with Greek yogurt, olive oil and oranges. These are the sort of cakes I like: fuss free, healthy and quick.

Swapping olive oil for butter makes such a difference: cakes made with olive oil are much lighter and healthier. I love olive oil and sometimes I use it on my skin too. At least it is natural and without all those preservatives you often find in creams.

As always this cake didn't last longer than two hours, my family members are like vultures! "More mamma more! "

And more it has to be!

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes



In a bowl mix the eggs with the oil and the yogurt. Add the sifted flour, the granulated sugar and the zest of the oranges. Mix well then add enough milk to make a smooth creamy consistency.

cake mixture

Peel and slice the oranges.

sliced oranges

Pour the mixture onto a round baking tin measuring approx 22 cm or 9 inch and place the orange slices on top then sprinkle with brown sugar.

Greek yogurt orange cake

Cook at 180C or 350F for about 45 minutes or until golden. Check with a toothpick if your cake is ready. If it still feels very moist leave it in the oven for a little longer.

orange greek yogurt cake

Greek yogurt orange cake slice

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16 Responses to Greek yogurt cake with orange and olive oil

  1. Chiara

    adoro la cucina greca e questo dolce mi riposta laggiù, bella ricetta Alida, grazie per averla condivisa! Buona settimana

    • Alida

      Grazie Chiara, baci!

  2. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    Thanks for sharing this. I love citrus in a cake especially in the hot weather. These oranges look delightful on top of this yummy cake. I like the idea of using olive oil instead of the butter. I am hungry just looking at this…Delizioso! Have a good week in Italy…
    Hugs Dottie 🙂 xx

    • Alida

      Yes citrus is very refreshing isn’t? I love citrus juices in the morning too. Lots of vitamin C.

  3. uno spicchio di melone

    Wooow ALida è bellissima, colorata e…chissà quanti profumi sprigiona!!! Mmmmm che acquolina!!!
    Buona giornata carissima!

    • Alida

      I love Greek yogurt and it is great added to your cakes too. Ciao!

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    We don’t eat a lot of store bought cake, as it’s always disappointing. This doesn’t look disappointing at all – it looks lovely and fresh.

    • Alida

      Thanks Dannii 🙂

    • Alida

      Greek yogurt adds lots of flavour to cakes.

  5. Elisabetta

    This cake not only looks delicious, it’s foolproof. It resembles an upside down cake but right-side up of course! I’ll have una fettina con un bel espresso, grazie x

    • Alida

      Si brava. A good espresso is definetely a must-have with cake!

  6. Lady A. Janet

    This looks lovely and yummy. Thanks for sharing with us. I believe my kids will if try it out with them. Awesome post. Kudos

    • Alida

      Thank you very much! Yes this is healthy and great for kids too 🙂

  7. La cucina di Molly

    Che delizia questa torta all’arancia, immagino il profumo e anche senza burro, bravissima! Un bacione!

    • Alida

      Ho provato anche la versione al limone e non e’ male neanche quella.

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