Desserts

Grapefruit Cake


Posted: August 3

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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The challenge with grapefruit is how to make its intense sour flavor more appealing. Grapefruit Cake decides that the best way to do so is by making a one-of-a-kind dessert! The tender, moist cake is tangy and sweet, balancing out the unique citrus flavor of the grapefruit. Drizzled on top is a glaze bursting with even more grapefruit taste and adding to the majesty of this magical treat. Grapefruit Cake is a summertime sensation you'll want to make all year round!


Ingredients

For the cake:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
1/3 cup sugar
5 tablespoons grapefruit zest, grated
1/4 cup agave nectar or honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup canola oil
For the glaze and topping:
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2-3 teaspoons grapefruit juice
grapefruit wheels, optional
fresh mint leaves, optional

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Spray a 9-inch round baking pan with cooking spray.

Step 3

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Step 4

In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, yogurt, sugar, grapefruit zest, agave, vanilla, and oil.

Step 5

Gradually stir the flour mixture into the yogurt mixture until just combined.

Step 6

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Step 7

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes.

Step 8

Allow the cake to cool.

Step 9

Mix the confectioners' sugar with enough grapefruit juice to reach the desired consistency; it should be drizzly but not watery.

Step 10

Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake, allowing some of it to flow over the sides.

Step 11

Top the cake with grapefruit wheels and mint leaves and serve.


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