Orange Vanilla Yogurt Pound Cake

Blogger Bree Hester of Baked Bree makes a tender and moist Orange Vanilla Yogurt Pound Cake. Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8

Cake

1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1
container (6 oz) Yoplait® Simplait™ vanilla yogurt
1/2
cup vegetable oil
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped

Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
1/8
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2
vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 5- or 6-cup fluted tube cake pan or 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt, the cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat granulated sugar, yogurt, oil, grated orange peel, vanilla and seeds scraped from 1/2 vanilla bean with whisk until well blended. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients; stir just until combined. Pour batter into pan.
  • 4 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling rack 15 minutes. Remove cake from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5 In another medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, the orange juice and seeds scraped from 1/2 vanilla bean with whisk until smooth. Pour glaze over cake. Let stand about 30 minutes or until glaze is set before slicing.

Expert Tips

If the glaze is too thick, add a little more orange juice. If too thin, add more powdered sugar to thicken it.

Grated lemon peel and lemon juice would be a great substitute for the orange.