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Print This Delicious and Healthy Orange Cornmeal Coffee Cake Recipe

Orange Cornmeal Coffee Cake Recipe

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
Preheat your oven. Brush bottom and sides of cake pan with oil; line bottom with a round piece of parchment paper and brush paper with oil.

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.

Serves 12
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 78 g
Calories 225
Calories from Fat 85
Total Fat 9.5g 15%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 33.8g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 5%
Sugars 19.1g
Protein 2.9g
Vitamin A 2% • Vitamin C 22% • Calcium 5% • Iron 6%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!