Honey Orange Walnut Cake
- 1 ¼ cups white whole-wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt and orange zest in a medium bowl. Whisk to aerate. Keep aside.
- ¾ cup raw sugar
- 1/3 cup extra light olive oil
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup 1% milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup toasted chopped walnuts
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
Beat the sugar and olive oil in an electric mixture for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat for another 2 minutes. Add the milk and mix for 30 seconds and add the walnuts. Add the dry mixture to the wet and mix well and pour into the round cake pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the done. Let cool and take out of pan onto a flat platter.
Honey Orange Syrup
- 1 cup Orange Blossom honey
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup fresh orange juice
In a small saucepan, combine the honey, water and orange juice. Bring to a boil and cook on simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. Turn heat off and slowly drizzle the honey syrup on to the hot cake. Repeat till all of the syrup is absorbed.
Let the cake cool before serving.
Courtesy of Monica Puri Bangia.