Not your average cake, but delicious nonetheless! The texture of the cornmeal and the uncommon flavor of the oil and the orange make this cake a wonderfully flavorful 'lighter side' option to the cakes usually enjoyed by Americans.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 8-inch cake
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Grease the bottom and sides of an 8-inch round cake pan; line with parchment paper. Grease top of paper.

  • Beat 1 cup sugar, eggs, olive oil, and orange juice together in a large bowl until smooth; add flour, cornmeal, orange zest, baking powder, and salt. Use a whisk to lightly mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining sugar over the top of the batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes. Cool cake in the pan for 20 minutes. Run a knife along the inside edge of the pan to loosen cake. Invert pan onto a plate to remove cake from pan. Use plate to again invert the cake onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 57.3g 19% DV; fat 15.1g 23% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 431.5mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2020
This cake is so easy to make and so delicious. It is moist, has great flavor and a perfect crumb. I skipped sprinkling the sugar on the top before baking and instead sprinkled powdered sugar on it once it had cooled. We bake this once a week and devour it! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2015
I liked this. I was taking this to a church potluck so I baked into mini muffins so it would be less mess and easier to handle. This recipe is not sweet. not at all. I personally liked it but I thought it would go over better with a little orange glaze on top. That added a little more sweetness. I liked the texture with the cornmeal but I think some nuts would be awesome in this Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2015
I added a bit more sugar lemon zest and vanilla extract Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2020
This cake is so easy to make and so delicious. It is moist, has great flavor and a perfect crumb. I skipped sprinkling the sugar on the top before baking and instead sprinkled powdered sugar on it once it had cooled. We bake this once a week and devour it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2020
Not too sweet, was yummy. Read More