Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Golden Orange Zest Cake with Apricot

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I had one orange left and thought I should do something with it. Bake with it, of course!
  • 1/2 stick (80 grams) of butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (70 grams) of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon (10 grams) of corn starch
  • 1/2 cup of cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of almond powder or almond meal
  • 1/4 cup (40 grams) of candied orange peel or dried apricot, chopped small
  • a small pinch of salt
Cream butter and sugar together until the mixture turns pale yellow. Add egg, orange juice, and zest. Mix together. Sift flour, baking powder, almond powder, corn starch and salt together. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Add chopped orange peel or dried apricot. Bake in 365 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. The recipe should fill 2 ramekins.

It has a very intense orange flavor. The almond meal (which you can find at Trader Joe's) adds body to an otherwise delicate cake.

1 comment:

  1. I have been looking at one lone orange in my kitchen for a couple of days. Thank you for the great idea!! -LeslieMichele