I really enjoy this cake, it's simple enough to put together in a pinch, tasty enough for dinner parties but humble enough to go well as an afternoon treat or for a special breakfast.
1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive
2 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 325.
Lightly oil cake pan, today I used a bundt pan, but any pan will do.
Whisk together the dry ingredients. Set aside.
Beat the extracts, eggs and sugar in a large bowl until pale and thick.
Add yogurt beat to combine.
Add oil in a quick, steady stream.
Add flour mixture just until blended.
Make sure that all ingredients are incorporated.
Pour batter into oiled pan.
Bake until cake is golden, center springs back to the touch, and edges pull away from pan, 40 to 45 minutes, depending of course on the pan you use and the temperature of your particular oven.
Let cool in pan for a minute or two then turn it out onto a rack.
Let it finish cooling then slice and serve with tea or coffee.