Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends!!!!
Whether you go all out to surprise your loved ones and friends, or you totally ignore this day, this sweet bite is worth making!
This cake is unusual—I’ll admit. It contains a different consistency from any other cakes I typically make. In this recipe, I use a little more liquid versus dry ingredients to create that denser and moister consistency purposely. It appears to be spongy when it comes out of the oven but is soft and verging on a bread pudding texture. It is, however, not heavy and offers that right amount of sweetness that feels totally guilt-free. The orange and banana combined with the yogurt give it an excellent tangy and moist taste.
It is so easy to make and can serve well as a breakfast cake, tea or coffee snack, or in this case a little Valentine’s bite. My daughter thinks this cake contains marshmallows because of its soft, and moist consistency. Therefore, at home, this is sometimes called the “Marshmallow Cake.”
Every time I use oranges in baking or juicing, I prefer to add as much as possible of the white pith—it is high in fiber, vitamin C, and other nutritional values. It is a little bit too bitter when eating a freshly peeled orange, but you won’t taste its bitterness when juiced or combined with the rest of the ingredients in this cake.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.