Make this delicious cake for desserts, breakfasts, snacks, and more!
Whole Grain Orange Cranberry Cake
- 2 c. whole soft wheat flour
- 1-1/2 c. whole einkorn flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
- 1-3/4 c. panela sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 c. milk
- 1 tbsp. grated orange zest
- 1 c. dried cranberries
- 1 tsp. almond extract (optional)
- ½ c. orange juice
- 2 tsp. orange zest
- ¾ powdered sugar
- 1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease and flour either a 9 or 10-inch bundt pan, or a 9 or 10-inch round cake pan.
- 2. In a small bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
- 3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and panela at a high speed until light and fluffy. This takes 3-5 minutes.
- 4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing between each egg and scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
- 5. With the mixer running at a low speed, slowly pour in the flour mixture a third a time, alternating with the milk.
- 6. Stir in the orange zest.
- 7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and level the surface with the back of a spatula or spoon.
- 8. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, 55-70 minutes.
- 9. Remove from the oven and cool in pan for 5 minutes, then cover with a rack and invert.
- 10. Remove the pan and leave the cake upside down on a cooling rack set over a sheet of wax paper.
Directions for the glaze & assembling
- 1. Heat all ingredients on stove at medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved
- 2. Brush the glaze over the hot cake, letting it soak into the cake.
- 3. Let the cake cool completely before transferring to a serving plate.
Author's Notes:If you’re baking this cake in a round pan, you can place peeled, thinly sliced oranges at the bottom of the pan or over the top of the batter before baking. This gives a nice decorative touch. This cake is not too sweet, and moist even without the glaze. It serves well as a dessert, snack or breakfast cake! It’s delightful in the fall as the weather is turning cold.
Pleasant Hill Grain products I used for this recipe...