It's that time again. NYC Goes Orange Recipe of the Week. This week's recipe is orange cake. It was supposed to come out like birthday cake, but I think it's more like a pound cake. Still very delicious.
1 1/2 cups gluten free flour (Pamela's baking mix for me as per the usual)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter (one stick, unsalted, softened)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs (room temperature, separated)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 whole milk + 1/4 cup half and half
1 tsp orange zest
the juice of half an orange
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8" round cake pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light in color. Add the egg yolks one at a time, then the vanilla. Slowly add the flour until the mixture resembles wet sand. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Add milk to flour mixture along with orange juice and zest. Fold in egg whites gently. Pour mixture into greased pan and bake until tooth pick comes out clean (30-35 minutes). Allow to cool slightly before turning out onto a plate.
I didn't ice this one. Just dolloped a little raspberry preserve on a plate and ate it with that, but feel free to ice with butter cream or chocolate ganache. Your choice. Enjoy and remember to Go Orange.