Vanilla Greek Yogurt & Olive Oil Pound Cake

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Love pound cake? Would you like to indulge, but would like to find a healthier version? How about giving this Vanilla Greek Yogurt & Olive Oil Pound Cake a try? It’s lightened up and delicious!!!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup vanilla or plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil or any oil of choice or melted butter, cooled
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Generously spray a 9×5 inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together using a whisk, the Greek yogurt, sugar and olive oil together, then add the eggs one a time, whisking in each egg one at a time. Add vanilla if you want.
  4. When the mixture is well blended, gently whisk in the dry ingredients.
  5. Scrape it into the pan and smooth the top.
  6. Bake the cake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until it is golden and starts to come away from the sides of the pan; a knife inserted into the center of the cake will come out clean or touching the top of the cake to make sure it’s done. If your fingerprint leaves an indentation, it needs to bake more
  7. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes, then run a knife between the cake and the sides of the pan.


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