Introduction: Orange Cornmeal Cake

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This is a recipe that I really wanted to try. My husband loves cornbread so I figured why not sweeten it up with this recipe I found at Martha Stewart! The recipe didn't call for any kind of syrup or frosting so I decided to add an orange cream cheese frosting to top the cake. Needless to say my husband loved the cake!

Orange Cornmeal Cake
1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for pan
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar, plus 1/3 cup for topping
1/2 cup dry white wine, (or orange juice)
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
Orange segments, for serving (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brush bottom and sides of an 8-inch round cake pan with oil; line bottom with a round of wax or parchment paper, and brush paper with oil. (To make it easier on myself I just greased and floured the cake pan. The cake came out perfectly so skip the hassle!!)

In a large bowl, whisk together oil, eggs, 1 cup sugar, and wine until smooth. Add flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and orange zest; whisk gently to combine.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until cake begins to pull away from sides of pan and a tester inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.

Cool in pan 20 minutes. Run a knife around edge of cake; invert cake gently onto a plate, and remove parchment paper. Reinvert cake onto a rack to cool completely. Serve with orange segments (and orange cream cheese frosting).

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 T. butter
1 t. orange zest
1 T. orange juice
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

With an electric mixer combine cream cheese, butter orange zest and orange juice. Add powdered sugar and continue mixing until frosting is light and fluffy.


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