Orange Cornmeal Cake (Everyday Food)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Orange Cornmeal Cake
Orange Cornmeal Cake (Everyday Food)

My Friday so far.
Get up late.
But want to bake.
Check my Delicious account for items tagged “quick.”
Find this recipe.
Make and bake.
Shower and get ready.
Pull cake out of oven.
Look at clock. Eeck!
Put the hot cake on cooling rack in my car.
Drive to work.
Take some photos in the library (sorry for the bad lighting – it was raining outside). Thanks to the Children's Librarian for letting me borrow a piece of blue construction paper for the background!

And now we are at my lunch hour.

Not much to say besides MAKE THIS CAKE. Here's the recipe!

Orange Cornmeal Cake
I used navel or Valencia oranges (can never tell them apart) from my neighbor’s yard (left) and some California grown Cara Cara Oranges (right). Have you had the Cara Cara? They are one of my favorites.

Orange Cornmeal Cake
Granulated sugar tops the cake

This cake is super duper simple (one bowl, by hand, no melting, creaming, or getting anything to room temp). It uses olive oil so it’s dairy free (but does contain eggs). You can use either dry white wine or orange juice (I used fresh squeezed orange juice). And, as I joked with a co-worker, it has cornmeal...and that's a vegetable! :)

Orange Cornmeal Cake
The only thing I might do different is bake it in a springform instead of a regular cake pan. You have 1/3 cup sugar on top and need to invert it. The springform would make that less messy. Cara Cara orange section garnish the cake.

Orange Cornmeal Cake
Here's the recipe for Orange Cornmeal Cake! Make this cake and have a great weekend!!
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Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I'm so impressed that you find time to bake before going to work! I could never do it. The cake looks wonderful.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love cara cara oranges, too. Your cake looks gorgeous.

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

this cake lookss delicious. I was just searching fo a recipe with cornmeal :)

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so gorgeous! And you are quite the multi tasker!

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not familiar with those oranges, but they're such a pretty color they must be good! I would love this cake, so I hope I can make it soon!

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

My mom LOVES anything orange. I think I might make her this cake, only I'd forego the sugar and serve it with a simple chocolate sauce.


MªJose-Dit i Fet said... [Reply to comment]

Que receta mas buena, te ha quedado perfecta y las fotos estupendas a pesar de lo que has dicho de la luz, a mi me encantan!!

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

I love that this cake recipe is so simple and quick to make. And it looks so moist and delicious. Liking the color of those caracara oranges, like saying the name, too! :)

jamie said... [Reply to comment]

You inspired me... I made this for a friend's birthday tonight! With blood oranges and whole wheat flour... (since that's all I had). Made for somewhat of a muddy looking cake, but oh yum. This one is definitely a keeper. :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This has to be the sexist cake I've ever seen! Oh.. and of course it looks yummy!

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

I love that you brought a cake stand to work! The photos look great. The wine sounds like it would be good, too. And I love it when a cake calls for oil.

x said... [Reply to comment]

i just blogged about how much i love Cara Caras a few days ago haha, this looks delicious!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love the sugar crust on top. looks delicious and I love oranges in a dessert.

How To Eat A Cupcake said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmm that picture looks so yum!

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

Nice work with that gorgeous cornmeal cake!

On Friday, I made thick, chewy chocolate chip cookies and this morning I made lemon cake.

We both have the baking bug this weekend! ;)

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

I love Cara Cara oranges, too. Did you know they are a variety of blood orange? Speaking of which, my tree is loaded, so maybe I should try making this delicious cake.

Diana said... [Reply to comment]

I looove Cara Cara oranges and this cake looks absolutely beautiful! I'm so impressed with your site!

Patricia Scarpin said... [Reply to comment]

I can't wait to try it - bookmarking it right now.

PheMom said... [Reply to comment]

That does look really good! I really like how your impromptu library pictures look - especially your background. :) Thanks so much for the tip!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for recommending this recipe. It was a so amazingly easy and amazingly delicious! A fellow librarian, Erin

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