Greek yogurt cake with orange and olive oil

Most of the time when I eat a store bought cake I always end up with an itchy throat because of the large amount of sugar it contains; then it will sit on my stomach for longer than it should as it is often too heavy with lots of fat added to it as well.

Much better to make your own and it really does not take long to make a delicious  cake.

This one takes just 20 minutes and it is not too naughty with Greek yogurt, olive oil and oranges. These are the sort of cakes I like: fuss free, healthy and quick.

Swapping olive oil for butter makes such a difference: cakes made with olive oil are much lighter and healthier. I love olive oil and sometimes I use it on my skin too. At least it is natural and without all those preservatives you often find in creams.

As always this cake didn’t last longer than two hours, my family members are like vultures! “More mamma more! “

And more it has to be!

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes


  • Greek yogurt – 150 ml – 5/8 cup
  • olive oil – 70 ml – 2.4 fl oz
  • eggs – 2
  • self raising flour – 250 g – 2 + 1/2 cups
  • granulated sugar – 120 g – 1/2 cup
  • milk – as needed
  • oranges – 2 large
  • brown sugar – to sprinkle


In a bowl mix the eggs with the oil and the yogurt. Add the sifted flour, the granulated sugar and the zest of the oranges. Mix well then add enough milk to make a smooth creamy consistency.

Peel and slice the oranges.

Pour the mixture onto a round baking tin measuring approx 22 cm or 9 inch and place the orange slices on top then sprinkle with brown sugar.

Cook at 180C or 350F for about 45 minutes or until golden. Check with a toothpick if your cake is ready. If it still feels very moist leave it in the oven for a little longer.


16 thoughts on “Greek yogurt cake with orange and olive oil

  1. Dear Alida,
    Thanks for sharing this. I love citrus in a cake especially in the hot weather. These oranges look delightful on top of this yummy cake. I like the idea of using olive oil instead of the butter. I am hungry just looking at this…Delizioso! Have a good week in Italy…
    Hugs Dottie 🙂 xx


  2. This cake not only looks delicious, it’s foolproof. It resembles an upside down cake but right-side up of course! I’ll have una fettina con un bel espresso, grazie x


  3. This looks lovely and yummy. Thanks for sharing with us. I believe my kids will if try it out with them. Awesome post. Kudos


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