Orange Cake #RecipeRedux

Warm moist cake, full of citrus flavor.  Now I am hungry again!  This cake is simple to make, and would be perfect for dessert, or an afternoon snack.  The original recipe comes from the show “Extra Virgin” on The Cooking Channel, and is called “Schiacciate Alla Fiorentina.”  I made a few changes to the original recipe, and added a few healthy additions.  This Orange Cake would be perfect to take to any Summer BBQ, or fun gathering!

Orange Cake #RecipeRedux

This month the Recipe Redux group are sharing treasured cookware or kitchen tools.  I decided to share more than one treasured item we hold dear in our kitchen.  There is a rolling pin, and wooden potato masher my husband’s Grandmother used.  Two special black bowls my husband’s Grandfather loved using for his shredded wheat (these are probably a hundred years old.)  The crystal plate is a special plate from my Great Grandmother.  I have several treasures from my Grandmother and my Great Grandmother.  There is something about family treasures that make the recipes special.  Probably because a little love is added to each recipe!

Orange Cake #RecipeRedux

You could use any variety of oranges, whatever is in season is perfect.

Orange Cake #RecipeRedux

Gorgeous plate for any slice of cake.  Every time I use this plate, I feel happiness and just want to smile!

Orange Cake #RecipeRedux

Yields 12

Orange Cake #RecipeRedux

20 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1/2 cup palm sugar (coconut sugar)
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (one large orange)
1/4 cup agave nectar
Zest from one large orange
2 eggs
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I used blood orange Greek yogurt)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
4 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup corn flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 Tbsps baking powder
Optional - Top batter with sliced oranges before baking.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9x13 inch pan, or large tart pan with butter.

In Kitchenaid mixer or with hand mixer - Add coconut sugar, orange juice, agave nectar, zest of an orange, eggs, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and extra virgin olive oil, mix together well. Then add corn flour, whole wheat flour, and baking powder, and mix well.

Pour batter in buttered pan. Top with sliced oranges. Bake for 25-30 minutes, depending on oven.

Enjoy!

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  • Hotly Spiced
    I love the look of this cake! It's very pretty. And how lovely to have things passed down not only from your grandmother but from your great-grandmother as well. I agree that makes the dishes you make all the more special when they are served on such treasured items. I love how the cake has palm sugar! xx
  • Angie
    A very beautiful cake and I love it's made with palm sugar and agave nectar .
  • Ilke
    Love citrus cakes! And using old treasures in my kitchen. The more the story it has the better. I love your potato masher especially! :)
  • Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    Terra, I *love* your treasures! I love using the things my mother and grandmothers used. One of my big regrets is that I didn't claim my grandmother's rolling pin when she died.
  • kitchenriffs
    Wow! Love this cake. What wonderful flavor! And it looks so great, too. Really good stuff -- thanks.
  • Anne|Craving Something Healthy
    You're so lucky to have so many family kitchen treasures! The cake sounds (and looks) delicious. Love anything orange or citrus!
  • I love orange cake very much for this is my recipe of the week :D Cheers Choc Chip Uru http://gobakeyourself.com/
  • Family heirlooms like your crystal plate are such wonderful things to have around. I have a few and every time I look at one, I remember the family member or a family moment. I love that little plate of your great grandmother's. Perfect for this delicious orange cake! Just look at all of those healthy ingredients! Great job Terra!
  • Tutti Dolci
    I love this bright citrusy cake!
  • Thespicyrd
    I love that you have so many family treasures in this post! And how cool to have 100+ year old bowls that your grandfather ate his Shredded Wheat out of! This is just a gorgeous cake too, and I am smiling and pinning it to my "Make me Gluten-Free" board right now :-) xoxo
  • Liz
    I love the heirlooms from your kitchen! Truly treasures. And your orange cake looks marvelous, too!
  • Meghan
    You are rocking these healthy desserts, my friend! This cake looks divine! That crystal plate is beautiful and a wonderful treasure :)
  • These days I enjoy citrus cakes and sweets more than chocolatey stuff. I used to prefer more chocolate desserts. I don't know why, but citrus cakes and desserts make me feel better even after I eat quite a bit. Maybe because it's light. Your moist cake looks perfect! Love how you decorated the cake top too. :)
  • The Tolerant Vegan
    I've always wanted to try making an orange cake! So pretty and looks delicious!