Sometimes it seems like my home is also a hotel—we have more than our fair share of house guests! But it’s more than okay with me! I love having people come to visit, and want them to feel like they are welcome and well taken care of as soon as they enter my door. One ritual I have when expecting company is always have a freshly baked cake ready for them when they arrive. I know what you are thinking…who has time to make a cake when you are expecting house guests? Trust me, this cake comes together so quickly, you will still have plenty of time to make sure that the house is in tip-top shape. (Or hide mounds of dirty laundry.)
Start by whisking together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
My secret weapon for a moist and flavorful cake? Yoplait yogurt, orange and vanilla bean.
In another bowl add sugar, yogurt, oil, vanilla, half of the vanilla bean (split and seeded) and orange zest. Whisk until combined.
Pour the batter into a Bundt or tube pan that has been coated with cooking spray.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove and cool completely.
Make the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, vanilla bean and orange juice.
Pour the glaze over the cooled cake and let set.