It has some unusual ingredients for a cake, but I loved the way that the olive oil kept it moist and complemented the bright flavors of the sweet citrus. Orange cornmeal cake is not too sweet and has a hearty texture from the cornmeal. It's all topped off with a crunchy sugar crust that really brings the whole thing together.
1/2 cup Olive oil
2 Eggs, large
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Orange juice or (dry white wine)
1 1/4 cups All purpose flour
1/2 cup Yellow cornmeal
2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Salt
zest of an Orange
1 or 2 Oranges
Oven Temp ~ 375°
Baking Time ~ 35 to
Pan Type ~ 8 inch round pan
In a large bowl whisk together the oil, eggs, 1 cup sugar
and orange juice until smooth. Add the flour, cornmeal,
baking powder, salt, and orange zest. Whisk gently to combine.
Pour batter into prepared pan, sprinkle top evenly with remaining 1/3 cup sugar (batter will be thick). Bake Orange Cornmeal Coffee Cake until cake begins to pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan 20 minutes. Run a knife around edge of orange cornmeal cake. Invert cake gently onto a plate and remove parchment paper. Re-invert cake onto a rack to cool completely. Serve with orange slices.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!