Orange Squares

Ananás e Hortelã
Orange Squares


These tasty squares get their bright flavor from finely grated orange zest and freshly squeezed orange juice that's folded into the batter as well as the orange juice that's in the simply syrup that's poured over the cake after baking. They are exceptionally tender thanks to the yogurt and oil, which should be thoroughly incorporated for best results. Serve the squares whenever you need a burst of sunshine on a cold winter's day.


750 grams sugar
2 orange (zest and juice)
4 eggs
1 yogurt
125 milliliters oil
250 grams yogurt
750 grams flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 orange (juice)
3 tablespoons sugar


1Grease a pan with butter, line with parchment paper and grease again.
2Preheat the oven to 350 F.
3In a bowl, add the sugar and orange zest and mix with your fingertips so the sugar absorbs the orange flavor.
4Add the eggs and beat with an electric mixer until doubled in volume for 3 to 5 minutes.
5Add the oil, yogurt, and juice and stir well.
6Add the sifted flour and baking powder. Mix well.
7Pour the batter in the tray and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
8For the syrup, mix the juice with sugar.
9Remove the cake from the oven, prick with a fork, and pour the syrup on top.
10Wait for it to cool, cut into squares, and unmold.
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