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French Orange Yogurt Cake

Delicious orange cake which turned out so moist and tender. The cake stays moist for a long time because of yogurt and the syrup.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Desert, Desert Recipe, Dessert
Cuisine France, French
Servings 10 servings
Calories 307 kcal


  • cup All Purpose Flour / Maida (180 grams)
  • 1 cup Sugar (200 grams)
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 3 large Eggs
  • ½ cup Oil (120 ml)
  • ½ cup Yogurt / Curd (120 ml)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Orange Zest


  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 Orange


  • Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Line a standard loaf pan or two small loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Take eggs, yogurt, sugar, oil, vanilla and orange zest in a bowl. Whisk well and set aside.
  • Take flour, baking powder, salt in another bowl and mix well.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry and fold gently.
  • Now spoon this into the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly.
  • Pop it into the oven and bake for 35 to 40 mins. It will vary depending on the size of loaf pan. Check notes.
  • Remove it from oven and cool for 5 mins.
  • Now mix together honey, juice from one orange in a bowl. Brush this syrup all over the cake.
  • Pour the extra syrup over the cake so it can absorb the syrup.
  • Leave the cake to cool completely.
  • Now remove from pan, slice and serve.



  • Use one whole orange for this recipe. Use the zest of the orange in the cake. Juice of the orange in the glaze.
  • Never over mix the batter, else it may turn hard.
  • You can sieve all the dry ingredients for more lighter cake.
  • Use melted butter instead of oil if you want too.
  • Instead of orange , you can use lemon as well.
  • Use plain unflavoured and unsweetened yogurt. 
  • If you don't have yogurt, you could use sour cream as well.


  • Take a fine grater or a zester.
  • Use firm orange.
  • Wash the orange really well and dry with a towel.
  • Now gently zest the orange. Grate only the orange part, never grate the white part.
  • White part will be very bitter, so never use them.
  • Now your orange zest is ready. 
  • One large size orange gives you around 1 tsp of orange zest.


I used two small loaf pans to bake this cake. It took me 35 to 40 mins.
If you use standard sized loaf pan, then it may take around 45 to 55 mins.


The cake stays good for upto a week in fridge in an air tight container.
You can store the cake at room temp for upto 2 days.
Nutrition Facts
French Orange Yogurt Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 123IU2%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Orange Cake, Orange Honey Cake, Orange Syrup Cake, Orange Yogurt Cake
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