Total Time
13hrs 35mins
Prep 13 hrs
Cook 35 mins

This cake is different and delicious. The blood oranges make a striking presentation and the cake is so light and fluffy. With the vivid colors and airy cake it's almost like eating a dream. This takes some time so be sure to start this a day ahead.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Coat an 8-inch round cake pan with cooking spray; line bottom of pan with wax paper.
  3. Coat wax paper with cooking spray.
  4. Combine eggs, vanilla, melted butter, and salt in a bowl.
  5. Beat with a mixer at high speed 2 minutes.
  6. Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, beating until mixture is thick and pale.
  7. Gently fold flour into egg mixture, 1/4 cup at a time.
  8. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  9. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center.
  10. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
  11. To prepare filling, place a colander in a 2-quart glass measure or medium bowl.
  12. Line colander with 4 layers of cheesecloth, allowing cheesecloth to extend over outside edges. Spoon yogurt into colander. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate 12 hours.
  13. Spoon yogurt cheese into a large bowl; discard liquid. Add honey to yogurt, stirring well with a whisk.
  14. Combine cream and powdered sugar in bowl, beat with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form.
  15. Gently stir one-fourth of the cream mixture into yogurt mixture; gently fold in remaining cream mixture.
  16. Cover and chill 15 minutes.
  17. Arrange blood orange sections in a single layer on several layers of paper towels, and let stand 5 minutes.
  18. Reserve half of the sections; roughly chop remaining sections. Cover and chill.
  19. To prepare syrup, combine juice and 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  20. Reduce heat; simmer until reduced to 1/4 cup.
  21. Remove from heat; cool.
  22. Split cake in half horizontally using a serrated knife (I use unwaxed dental floss) place bottom layer, cut side up, on a plate.
  23. Brush with 2 tablespoons syrup.
  24. Spread with half of yogurt mixture, leaving a 1/4-inch border.
  25. Sprinkle chopped blood orange mixture mixture evenly over yogurt mixture.
  26. Top with the remaining cake layer, cut side down. Brush the top layer with remaining syrup; spread with remaining yogurt mixture.
  27. Top cake with reserved whole orange sections.

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