Orange, Date, And Olive Oil Cake
|All purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Olive oil||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Plain fat free yogurt||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Orange rind||2 Tablespoon, grated|
|Pitted dates||8 , cut in half|
|Sugar||1 1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Orange juice||3 Tablespoon|
|Orange water||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; stir well, and set aside.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar and oil in a large bowl; beat at high speed of an electric mixer 2 minutes.
Add vanilla, egg, and egg white; beat 1 minute.
Add flour mixture, yogurt, and grated orange rind; beat until well-blended.
Pour batter into a 9-inch spring-form pan coated with cooking spray; arrange date halves over batter.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar and orange juice; stir in flower water, if desired.
Spoon juice mixture over warm cake.
Let cool completely on a wire rack.
Garnish with orange rind and cinnamon sticks, if desired.