Lemon yoghurt cake with syrup

Low Fat Orange Yogurt Cake


This is a wonderful moist cake that’s bursting with orange flavour in a way that you can only achieve using whole oranges


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ to ¾ cup unrefined sugar
  • ½ cup thick creamy yogurt
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons candied orange peels chopped fine (or finely grated zest)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line one 8 inch round cake pan.
  2. Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Keep aside.
  3. In another large bowl, take next five ingredients and beat well till you get a uniform mixture. You may use a hand blender for mixing.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix till you get a lump free smooth batter. Do not over mix. Stir in candied peels or zest.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 -30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the rack.