This cake is simplicity at its finest. A small list of ingredients, each with a very specific task, meld to create a cake that is full of flavor. Orange zest adds a sweet citrus note, yogurt adds richness and tang, and the olive oil brings moistness and fruitiness. I could definitely pick up the flavor of the olive oil, but if I didn't know it was in there, probably wouldn't have been able to put my finger, or taste bud, on it.
Making a meringue out of the egg whites adds an extra step but was well worth it. The texture was so light and airy. Almost like an angel food cake but with a million times more flavor. I did add a quick orange glaze and a sprinkle of powdered sugar but enjoyed a couple of slices plain too.
Another great recipe from Baked Explorations! Be sure to visit Baked Sunday Mornings to get this fabulous recipe and to check out the rest of Baked bloggers.