Satsuma Mandarin and Olive Oil Cake

Recipe Adapted from Cookie and Kate

Ingredients

Method

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously butter and flour an 8½ by 4¼-inch loaf pan.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Pour the sugar into another medium-sized mixing bowl. Use a microplane to grate 2 teaspoons zest from your fresh citrus fruits and add it to the bowl. Mix the zest into the sugar until the sugar takes on the color and fragrance of the citrus.

Measure out ¾ cup yogurt and squeeze in about ¼ cup citrus juice to yield 1 cup total liquid. Whisk the yogurt and juice, eggs and vanilla into the sugar mixture until well blended. Gently whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, just until incorporated. Switch to a spatula and fold in the oil, making sure it’s all incorporated. The batter will be shiny. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.

Bake the cake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until the top is golden and the sides start to pull away from the sides of the pan; a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then run a knife between the cake and the sides of the pan to loosen. Unmold the cake by placing a large plate upside down over the loaf pan and carefully turning them over. Carefully flip the cake back over and let it cool to room temperature.

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