Monday, January 18, 2010

How to Bake Your Cake AND Eat It Too

Try Martha Stewart's Walnut and Orange Cake for a dessert that's loaded with Vitamins B and C as well as omega-3 fatty acids.

Walnut and Orange Cake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
1/2 cup olive oil*
1 tbsp. grated orange zest**
1 cup finely ground walnuts
2 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. confectioners' sugar**

*extra for pan
**extra for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare cake pan by brushing with oil and lining with parchment paper. Oil and flour prepared pan again.

2. Whisk orange zest, baking powder, salt, walnuts, and flour. Mix in eggs, orange juice, oil, and brown sugar by making a well in the center. Do not overmix.

3. Pour cake batter into your cake pan and bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

4. Combine yogurt and confectioners' sugar to serve with cake. Dust cake with extra confectioners' before serving. Garnish with orange zest.

Author: Kristine Gonzaga


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