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French Yogurt Cake with Blood Orange Glaze

  • Author: Asha
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: Cakes
  • Cuisine: French


This French yogurt cake is sumptuous, moist, and flecked with orange zest. It’s decorated with a beautiful, naturally pink, blood orange glaze. So easy to make, you will love this cake.



Yogurt Cake:

1 1/2 cups (180 g) all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup (198 g) granulated sugar

1 cup (237 ml) plain full fat yogurt

3 large eggs

1 tbsp blood orange zest

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup (118 ml) grapeseed oil

Blood Orange Glaze:

1/2 cup (50 g) powdered sugar

1 tbsp freshly squeezed blood orange juice

pinch of salt


French Yogurt Cake

Preheat oven to 350°F / 177°C. Line a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside for now.

Add sugar, yogurt, eggs, orange zest, and vanilla into a large bowl and whisk them together. Add in the dry ingredients, slowly whisking until incorporated.

Use a spatula to fold grapeseed oil into the batter until just completely blended.

Pour the batter into the parchment-lined loaf pan. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool the rest of the way. Don’t decorate the cake with glaze until it has cooled completely.

Blood Orange Glaze

Whisk sifted powdered sugar and blood orange juice together until completely smooth. It should be a glaze consistency. You can adjust it, if needed, by adding more sugar or more blood orange juice (1/2 tsp at a time). Stir in a pinch of salt, to temper the sweetness of the sugar.

Keywords: yogurt cake