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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced, peeled fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon minced orange rind
  • 1/3 cup mild olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4-inch loaf pan.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk together yogurt, 1 cup sugar, eggs, vanilla, ginger, orange rind and oil. Slowly stir in flour mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake about 50 minutes, until a cake tester placed in the center of loaf comes out clean.
  4. Place 1/4 cup fresh orange juice and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a small saucepan. Heat until sugar dissolves.
  5. When cake is done, let cool in pan 10 minutes. Place cake on a wire rack over a sheet pan. While cake is warm, poke holes in top, pour orange mixture over cake, allowing to soak in.
  6. Combine powdered sugar and remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice, stirring until smooth. When cake is cool, drizzle glaze over top of cake.

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The recipe was originally published as Orange Ginger Pound Cake on Relish.com

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