It has been a while since I have posted a food-related mytake. So today I thought I would share a cake recipe I found very interesting.
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 and a half teaspoons baking powder
Half a teaspoon coarse salt
1 Navel orange
1.5 cups granulated sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon orange liqueur
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees with rack in lower third. Butter a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. With a vegetable peeler, peel zest from half an orange into five strips. Squeeze and reserve 2 teaspoons juice. Pulse zest strips with granulated sugar in a food processor until finely ground.
2. In another bowl, beat cream cheese and butter on medium until smooth. Add orange sugar mixture, beat on high until pale and fluffy about five minutes. Beat in vanilla and eggs one at a time in medium. Add flour mixture, beat on low until just incorporated. Pour batter into the pan and smooth top with a spatula.
3. Bake, rotating pan halfway through until cake is golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean,1 hr and 15 min. Let cool for thirty minutes on a cooling rack, remove from pan. Let completely cool on rack for two hours.
4. In a bowl, whisk together the confectioners sugar, reserved orange juice, and liqueur until smooth. Spread glaze over cake, and sprinkle finely geated zest from remaining orange half over the top.
And there you go. A great cake and a great recipe to use. So get to baking. And Happy Eating!