Recipes & Food

Yoghurt Orange Cake

My gran used to make this Yoghurt Orange Cake that is so light, spongey and delicious.

I baked it on Tuesday evening and it turned out exactly how I remember – it brought back childhood memories of my gran.

I miss her.

My mom sent me the recipe, but she first had to type it out because the original recipe is in my grans handwriting. It’s very sentimental and special.


125g butter

15 ml grated orange rind

250 ml castor sugar (210g)

3 eggs separated

65 ml orange juice

500 ml Sasko Self-Raising Flour (280g)

250 ml low fat plain yoghurt

Beat the butter and sugar and rind together in a bowl until light and fluffy.

Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time.

Stir in the orange juice.

Sift the flour and add to the mixture.

Add the yoghurt.

Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and fold lightly into the mixture.

Pour mixture into a lined, greased loaf tin and bake in a preheated oven at 150C for 75 mins.

Tip: This cake is very soft and it is best to remove the lining paper ONLY once the cake has cooled.


Orange Icing:

375 ml icing sugar (200 gms)

30 g soft butter

5 ml grated orange rind

30 ml orange juice

Combine the icing sugar, butter and rind. Stir in enough orange juice to mix icing to a spreading consistency.

Ice cake once cool.

Confession: I wish I had read the recipe properly.

I didn’t use a loaf tin, but rather a cake baking tin so it came out a lot flatter than if it had been baked in a loaf tin. It doesn’t change anything really, but I’d probably have added more of the ingredients to fit the cake tin.

I use Sasko Self-Raising flour because out of all the flours on the market, it’s my favourite. It sifts easily and mixes perfectly without having to whisk or beat out lumps.

Ingredients for the cake
Ingredients for the Icing
Grate an orange for fresh rind
Combine the butter, orange rind and castor sugar in a bowl and beat
Separate egg yolks and add them one at a time whilst beating. Keep the whites to the side for later.
Sift the Sasko Self-Raising Flour into the mixture
Add the yoghurt
Beat the egg whites until they’re firm
Fold the egg whites into your mixture
Line your baking tin with baking paper and grease the sides.
Pour in your mixture and pop it in the oven
Beat the icing sugar, butter and orange rind together. Add orange juice.
Leave it to cool
Only once it’s cool, remove the baking paper
Icing is ready – thick and spreadable
Boyfriend writing his name in the cake…
“Sox” and a smiley face
Ta Da!

Enjoy with a cup of tea.

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