Chris and I were supposed to host a Super Bowl shindig today but he’s got the flu and has been bedridden since Tuesday. We had to cancel at the last minute so there goes my turkey chili recipe I was going to post. Instead, I was thinking about how it has been a while since I last baked so here’s a little sweet treat. Go Niners!
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup of sugar
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of Mexican vanilla extract
- zest of 1 orange
- juice of 1 orange (mine rendered 1/3 cup)
- 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
Using a stand mixer (or mix by hand) add eggs and sugar and blend using low speed then slowly move into medium speed. Drizzle in olive oil, vanilla extract, orange zest and orange juice. Mix well and set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly add in the flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix until just moistened. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 20-25 minutes before dusting with powdered sugar.
Adapted from Melissa d’Arabian