Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A cake for the non-baker...by Jessica

I liked the idea of this cake recipe that I found in a Sunset magazine because it called for whole oranges pureed in a food processor - yes, whole oranges - peel and all!  I like that because i have problems with fussy recipes - but a recipe that doesn't even require me to peel the orange - YES! - that's the recipe for me.  

I modified the recipe slightly to use less butter so I could tell my husband that it was almost (sort of, kind of, not really) vegan.  Below is the revised recipe, but you can find the original recipe HERE.  

1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup mashed banana
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 whole oranges, end trimmed, seeded, quartered.
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Oil a bread loaf or bundt pan. In a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed, beat butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs.
  2. 2. Whirl orange chunks in a food processor until mostly smooth but not puréed. Add 1 1/2 cups orange mixture to batter and beat until blended. Add flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder to bowl and beat until smooth. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  3. 3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only a few crumbs clinging to it, about 55 minutes. Cool pan on a rack 10 minutes, then invert cake onto rack and let cool completely.
I didn't use a bundt pan, and I didn't glaze it, so mine didn't look very pretty but my was it moist and delicious.


Jessica said...

i saw this on pinterest or maybe sunset but i turned away because it wasn't vegan....well, I think im going to try it because you made it sound easy and it looks amazing. and I still eat eggs and that is basically the only non vegan thing. I can use vegan butter!
Plus I just got a ton of oranges in my CSA box this week!

Anonymous said...

looks good