Blood Orange Yogurt Cake (original recipe from PickyCook.com)

 
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt (I hung nearly 2 cups of regular yogurt in a cheesecloth covered strainer for 1/2 an hour)
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
3 extra-large eggs
zest of three blood oranges 
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice
for the glaze:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed blood orange juice
 
Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. grease and flour the pan. 

2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into one bowl. in another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, blood orange zest, and vanilla. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. with a rubber spatula, fold the vegetable oil into the batter, making sure it's all incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 mins - 1 hour, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean. 

3. Meanwhile, cook the 1/3 cup blood orange juice and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Strain (optional). Set aside. 

4. When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan. while the cake is still warm, pour the blood orange-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in. cool. 

5. For the glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar and blood orange juice and pour over the cake.

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