French Yogurt Cake
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Grated zest of ½ orange
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup canola oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8½-x-4½-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl, and set aside.
  3. Put the sugar and zest in another bowl and work the zest into the sugar with your fingertips. The sugar with become moist and aromatic. Put the sugar into the work bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and at a medium speed, whisk the yogurt, eggs, and vanilla into the sugar until thoroughly incorporated. Continue whisking and add the flour mixture, then turn off the mixer and fold in the oil using a spatula or wooden spoon.
  4. Scrape the batter into the pan and smooth the top.
  5. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until the cake begins to come away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan on a rack for about five minutes, then use a knife to loosen the cake and remove it from the pan to cool completely.
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