11 Feb

An orange cake. How bright? 

I got into grandma’s handwritten recipes again and found this:

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 2/3 C butter

 5 egg yolks

 3 ½ C flour

 1 3/4 C sugar + ¼ C. 

4 egg whites 

4 tsp baking powder

 2 ½ C orange juice ,divided

 3 Tbs orange zest

 1 tsp vanilla extract

  1 Tbs orange flavoring

 Ganache: 2:1 ratio.

  ½ C heavy whipping cream to 1 C semi-sweet, or dark chocolate, chopped. 

In a saucepan, heat butter and 1 C of sugar. 

In a mixer beat egg yolks with remaining 1 C of sugar. 

Add butter mixture to yolks, until well combined. 

Sift flour and baking powder. While alternating, add flour, then orange juice to yolk/butter mixture. 

Add orange zest, orange flavoring, vanilla extract. 

Beat egg whites until peaks form. Fold into batter. 

Place in buttered/floured mold. 

Bake at 350 degrees until done, when a toothpick or knife inserted in the center comes out clean. 

In a saucepan, add remaining 1 ½ C orange juice and ¼ sugar.  

Heat until it thickens slightly, 2-4 min. 

With a skewer or toothpick poke holes all over top of cake. Pour orange glaze over cake while still warm. 

Allow cooling slightly. 

In a saucepan, heat whipping cream to just below a simmer and remove from heat. Add chocolate.  Stir until smooth. Allow cooling for a few minutes before pouring over cake. 

Add orange zest over top if desired.


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