Portokalopita (Greek Orange Cake)

How To Make

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If you're looking for an easy dessert with oranges, try Portokalopita. This Greek cake is  made with phyllo dough, Greek yogurt and a few other ingredients.

What You'll Need

Greek Yogurt  Eggs & Orange Juice Light Cooking Oil Sugar & Vanilla Extract Baking Powder Phyllo Sheets Orange Peel & Zest  Cinnamon

Start by tearing up the phyllo sheets and placing them in a baking pan. Allow them to sit out for about an hour to dry out.

Next, add the water, granulated sugar, orange peel, orange zest and cinnamon to a saucepan. Boil for 8 minutes, stirring, then remove from heat to cool.

Now, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar and eggs.

Next, add the yogurt, orange juice, orange zest and vanilla extract to the bowl and whisk well.

Lastly, add the baking powder and whisk lightly. The mixture should have a pale yellow color.

Now, pour the egg and orange mixture evenly over the shredded phyllo sheets in the baking pan.

You can top the raw cake with fresh orange slices but this is optional. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 40 to 45 minutes until cooked.

Once done, remove from the oven and pour the syrup over the hot cake right away. Allow to cool for 1 hour, then serve with ice cream or Greek yogurt. Enjoy!

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