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Walnut Orange Cake




Difficulty:Easy
Prep Time:15 Minutes
Cook Time:1 Hours
Serves:8

Nutritional Information

Orange and walnut combine to make a delicious and unexpected cake.

Ingredients

  • Nonstick olive oil spray
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 ea large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 oz Powdered sugar, for whipping
  • 4 oz Heavy Cream, for whipping
  • 1 tsp. vanilla, for whipping
  • 1 ea orange , zest for garnish
  • .25 oz thyme, leaves removed for garnish

Directions

  • 1. Preheat the Egg to 350°F with platesetter and stainless steel rack. Spray 9-inch-diameter springform pan with nonstick olive oil spray. Place parchment paper round in bottom of pan and spray paper. Grind walnuts in processor until finely ground but not powdery. Combine ground walnuts, flour, and baking powder in medium bowl; set aside. Using electric mixer, beat eggs in large bowl until frothy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add sugar, beating until light, thick, and pale yellow, about 4 minutes. Gradually add walnut-flour mixture; then add orange juice, orange peel, and olive oil, beating just until blended. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Place pan on rimmed baking sheet, and bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool cake completely in pan on rack. Serve with whipped cream, garnish with orange zest, and thyme leaves.

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