Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bake Along #32 - Everyday Yoghurt Cake With Orange & Cranberries

After reading many reviews about this cake from friends from Bake Along, I decided to tweak the recipe a little to avoid getting a cake I wouldn't enjoy

I baked this cake last night and took this pic around 15 minutes after out from the oven

Can you see the juicy orange and cranberries? :)

The pictures below were taken this afternoon... the texture of the cake was better surprisingly!

The recipe is from the book Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattmen

What you need:
(below is half recipe with slight adjustment I made)

1 cup plain flour
100g caster sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
plain low fat yoghurt added with 1 tbsp + 1 tsp fresh orange juice to make 1/2 cup
40ml canola oil
1 large egg
1 tsp orange zest

For the fruit topping:
25g unsalted butter
100g fresh cranberries
6 tbsps caster sugar
cut fresh orange pulp - peel the thin skin layer, from 1 orange

First, grease bottom and sides of the pan, line and grease
Then make the fruit topping:
  1. Melt butter on a non stick pan over medium low heat, add sugar and cook til sugar dissolved
  2. Add in cranberries and stir to coat, simmer and stir occasionally for around 3 minutes til cranberries pop
  3. Spread on the prepared pan
Now make the cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 180degC
  2. Sieve together flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, salt
  3. Whisk together yoghurt mixture, oil, eggs and orange zest
  4. Pour yoghurt mixture into the flour mixture and stir til just moistened (do not over stir)
  5. Scoop batter on top of the fruits topping, spread evenly
  6. Bake about 30 minutes til tester skewer comes out clean, cake is golden
  7. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, invert on wire rack, then turn right side up on rack to cool completely

Yes, I agree, this is not a light and airy cake, it's a dense cake.But thanks to the cranberries mixture which has butter content, and added with the juicy oranges, while the cake is dense, but it's soft and moist, really nice!

Below are other bakers baking this cake, as well as the hosts: Joyce, Lena and Zoe


  1. Lovely results with your topping!

  2. The topping looks so juicy.

    I baked this too but I think that it is light and airy when it is just out from the oven, unfortunately it becomes dense on the next day.

    1. thks Angel, yes, this is definitely not light and airy kind of cake
      the fruits topping makes the cake moist which I like :)

  3. Wow, Alice, love your version, looks so fruity delicious! A wonderful idea! Makes me want to take a bite looking at your photos!
    Thank you for baking along with us!

  4. I love the fruit topping!! This is what I want to do next time too!

    1. hi Mich, the topping is really great addition :)

  5. wow alice, that's a nice dressed up you made to the cake! so attractive and sounds very good too!! glad to hear that you enjoyed eating the cake! i believe this is a cake that really needs some touch up as what the author suggested.

  6. It does looks nice with the orange and cranberries topping....looks festive too, great addition indeed!

  7. This is so lovely & fruity! I always love fruits in yogurt cakes. They just made a perfect combo & I must say that yours is perfect with beautiful colors that look so appetizing! Love to have a slice now with my cappuccino! :)

    1. thanks Kit, its indeed perfect to eat with a cup of tea or coffee :)

  8. Hi Alice,

    This is interesting seeing that the fruit topping can really enhance the texture of the cake and it get even better on the next day of bake. It's always fun to mix baking with a little of scientific experiments :D




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