This eggless sponge cake is made with yogurt and fresh orange, no artificial flavour is added. This recipe uses plain Greek yogurt as it has less liquid as compared to normal plain yogurt, this allow the incorporation of fruit juice into the cake which makes it more flavourful.

To convert it into vanilla flavour cake, just replace orange juice with milk and add in 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.

CHINESE VERSION: 无蛋香橙优格(酸奶)蛋糕

Eggless Orange Yogurt Sponge Cake | MyKitchen101en

Ingredients:

  • 190 g plain Greek yogurt (at room temperature)
  • 150 g fine sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsps + 1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • grated orange zest (of 2 oranges)
  • 80 g vegetable oil
  • 190 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsps baking powder
 

Directions:

1 Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F (you may add in a tray of water to increase the humidity).

2 Combine yogurt, 3 tablespoons of orange juice, grated orange zest, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl, whisk until sugar has dissolved. (Reminder: Wash the skin of oranges thoroughly before grating the zest. Mix 1 part of distilled vinegar and 3 parts of water in a plastic basin, soak the oranges for 20 minutes. Gently brush using a clean fishnet washer or dishwasher brush, then rinse thoroughly with running water. )

3 Add in vegetable oil, mix until combined.

4 Combine and sieve together plain flour, baking soda and baking powder.

5 Sieve again the flour mixture into wet ingredients in 3 batches, mix until the batter is smooth.

 

6. If the batter is slightly thick, add in extra 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of orange juice until the batter reaches the consistency as shown in the video.

7 Pour the batter into 7″ (18-cm) round mould (greased and lined with parchment paper), smooth the surface with spatula, then tap the cake pan on countertop for a few times to burst large bubbles.

8 Bake at 160°C/320°F for 40 minutes, then increase to 180°C/355°F and bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until fully cooked (the cake is done when the wooden stick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean). (Reminder: The heat for different oven is different, the suggested time is only for
reference, adjust the baking time base on your oven if necessary.)

9 Let the cake cools in the pan for 5 minutes, then unmould and cool completely on wire rack.

10 Eggless Orange Yogurt Sponge Cake is ready to serve!