Wonderful use for blood oranges in the winter. Plus, the cake is moist and requires no butter and very little processed sugar. It's delicious with or without the glaze.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a loaf pan with parchment paper; grease and flour the pan.

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  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Whisk yogurt, agave nectar, eggs, blood orange zest, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl until smooth. Pour yogurt mixture into flour mixture; stir to combine. Fold olive oil into batter until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes.

  • Whisk 1/4 cup blood orange juice and turbinado sugar together in a saucepan over medium heat; simmer until sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour over warm cake to absorb juice. Cool cake completely, 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Whisk confectioners' sugar with 2 tablespoons blood orange juice to make the glaze. Pour over cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 59.6g 19% DV; fat 18.6g 29% DV; cholesterol 75.4mg 25% DV; sodium 285.8mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2013
This is wonderful! I guess some could say that it's more of a quick bread than an actual cake but that doesn't change the fact that it tastes great! I did have to make a few changes (simply due to what ingredients I had on hand): I didn't have plain Greek yogurt but vanilla flavored so I used that mixed with a little bit of sour cream. I also didn't have agave nectar so I used honey and only a 1/3 of a cup of it due to the fact that the yogurt I used had added sugar in it. Other than that I did everything as written. It's a dense moist tangy and flavorful way to use up some blood oranges. The only little issue that I had is that when I added the "blood orange syrup" to the warm cake it fell in. Not a huge deal but it might be better to let it cool quite a bit before pouring it on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2013
This is wonderful! I guess some could say that it's more of a quick bread than an actual cake but that doesn't change the fact that it tastes great! I did have to make a few changes (simply due to what ingredients I had on hand): I didn't have plain Greek yogurt but vanilla flavored so I used that mixed with a little bit of sour cream. I also didn't have agave nectar so I used honey and only a 1/3 of a cup of it due to the fact that the yogurt I used had added sugar in it. Other than that I did everything as written. It's a dense moist tangy and flavorful way to use up some blood oranges. The only little issue that I had is that when I added the "blood orange syrup" to the warm cake it fell in. Not a huge deal but it might be better to let it cool quite a bit before pouring it on. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2018
Made as directed and it was amazing! I wouldn't change a thing! Very moist and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2016
This was quite the experiment for me! It was a very rich dense cake but my husband and I really enjoyed it! I subbed honey for agave and it gave a nice accent to the citrus. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2019
This is a great recipe. I subbed lemon for the flavors sugar for the agave and regular olive oil. I mixed the dry ingredients mixed the wet ingredients and then mixed them together. So easy. I will use this and try all sorts of flavors including vanilla lime orange lemon etc. I used the toothpick method to test doneness. It's not fancy shmancy but a good and easy loaf cake. Read More