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Monday, April 11, 2016

Orange Cake for One

I admit that the first time I made this cake, I sat around making yummy noises all by myself. It’s not a terribly sweet cake, but it’s a wonderfully fragrant and flavorful cake. This recipe makes two servings, and the hardest thing about it might be not eating it all at one sitting!

For the Cake:
¼ cup whole wheat pastry
2 TBLSP all-purpose flour
Pinch of cornstarch or arrowroot
3 TBLSP powdered sugar
Pinch baking soda
Shake or two of salt
Zest of ½ an orange
¼ cup orange juice (fresh squeezed is best, but use what you’ve got)
½ TBLSP vegetable oil
Slosh of apple cider vinegar
Slosh of vanilla extract
For the Glaze:
1 ½ TBLSP powdered sugar
1 ½ teaspoons orange juice
2 TBLSP orange marmalade
1 teaspoon orange liquor
1 teaspoon orange juice
2 TBLSP orange marmalade

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 4-inch cake tin or two ramekins with parchment, or grease well and dust with flour.

Make the Cake:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flours, starch, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Add the zest, juice, oil, vinegar, and vanilla, and mix until it’s smooth. Pour the batter in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from the pan. Cool completely before glazing and slicing.

Make the Glaze:
  1. Combine the ingredients for the glaze of your choice.
  2. If making the second or third options with marmalade, heat over low heat until it bubbles.
  3. Slather or drizzle over the cake.\
Devour with the ravenous bad manners of a greyhound after an evening saunter.


1 comment:

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