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Orange Yogurt Cake with Golden Raisins and Pistachios

Orange Yogurt Cake with Golden Raisins and Pistachios

You can vary the flavors by substituting dried apricots and almonds.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2002

  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)


  • Crumbs:
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces and softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
  • Cake:
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) block-style 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons golden raisins
  • Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare crumbs, combine 2 tablespoons flour and brown sugar in a medium bowl; cut in 1 tablespoon butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in pistachios.

To prepare cake, combine the cream cheese and orange marmalade in a small bowl; set aside. Lightly spoon 1 1/4 cups flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine 1 1/4 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine granulated sugar and next 4 ingredients (granulated sugar through egg) in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add flour mixture and yogurt alternately to egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in raisins.

Pour batter into a 9-inch round cake pan coated with cooking spray; spread evenly. Spread cream cheese mixture over batter. Sprinkle crumbs over cream cheese mixture.

Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until cake is golden brown and starts to pull away from sides of pan. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Serve cake warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 195
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 3.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 31.8g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 163mg
  • Calcium: 67mg

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