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Orange, Date, And Olive Oil Cake

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cardamom 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Olive oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Egg white 1
  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
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Orange
Interest: 
Healthy

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