Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mom's Olive Oil Orange Bundt-Leave Your Link

This recipe belonged to a neighbor of Renato's mother-Annette, a lovely French woman from Marseilles, France.  But Renato's mother baked it so ofter it became Mom's Olive Oil Orange Bundt !

Ingredients3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs, separated
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
freshly grated zest of 2 oranges
1 teaspoon vanilla paste or 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted for dusting

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously spray the inside of a 10 inch Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray; alternatively, butter it well, dust it with four and knock out the excess flour.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the egg yolks until they are pale and light; slowly pour in the sugar until it is completely incorporated. Add the yogurt and olive oil and mix until thoroughly combined. Add the orange zest and vanilla, and mix until just incorporated.

Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in two parts, beating after each addition or until just combined (this will take about 10 seconds). Scrape down the bowl and beat again for 5 seconds.

In another large bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Scoop 1 cup of the egg whites into the batter. use a rubber spatula to gently fold them in. After about 30 seconds of folding, add the remaining egg whites and gently fold until they are almost completely combined. Do not rush the folding process.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 - 50 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time, or until a small sharp knife inserted into the cake comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Gently loosen the sides of the cake from the pan (I sometimes use and offset spatula for this) and turn it onto the rack. Just before serving, dust the cake with the confectioner's sugar. The cake can be stored at room temperature, covered tightly for about 3 days

BAKED NOTES
When making this cake, try to use a really good fruity olive oil-something like Paesano extra-virgin olive oil, to bring out the citrusy tones in the cake. The simple dusting of sugar is all this cakes needs instead of a glaze.

29 comments:

  1. We love this cake at our house. It disappeared before I could "decorate" it with fresh fruits and maybe a dab of whipped cream...I'll just have to bake it again.

    http://misskriskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/07/baked-sunday-mornings-moms-olive-oil.html

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  2. Wow - I was surprised how much I liked this!

    http://www.createamazingmeals.com/2011/07/moms-olive-oil-orange-bundt-cake-baked.html

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  3. love it!

    http://honeydearest.com/post/8287210328/baked-sunday-mornings-moms-olive-oil-orange-bundt

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  4. I tried this with a lemon extra virgin olive oil this time, and I thought it was fabulous!

    http://ipso-fatto.blogspot.com/2011/07/baked-sunday-mornings-moms-olive-oil.html

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  5. This was a success. Three cheers for olive oil cakes.

    http://sweetsav.blogspot.com/2011/07/moms-olive-oil-orange-bundt.html

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  6. Loved this!
    http://candygirlky.blogspot.com/2011/07/moms-olive-oil-orange-bundt.html

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  7. Loved, Loved, Loved this cake!! Keeper!!

    http://www.dailysalt.org/daily-salt/2011/1/25/moms-olive-oil-orange-cake.html

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  8. i guess i'm in the minority this week - i didn't like it very much :(

    http://bourbonnatrixbakes.blogspot.com/2011/07/orange-olive-oil-bundt.html

    Can't wait to see what you guys did :)

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  9. Mine is more appropriately named Olive Oil Lemon Thyme Bundt with Crunchy Lemon Glaze. Find out why!

    http://wscwong.typepad.com/dessert_by_candy/2011/07/olive-oil-bundt-with-a-twist.html

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  10. Oops! I messed up! I somehow got my end of July and end of August recipes crossed, so I made the Coffee Ice Cream by mistake. It was really good, though!

    http://yoshimivsmotherhood.blogspot.com/2011/07/baked-sunday-mornings-coffee-ice-cream.html

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  11. http://ecalifornialiving.blogspot.com/2011/07/baked-sunday-morning-moms-olive-oil.html

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  12. http://bakingsisters.blogspot.com/2011/07/baked-sunday-mornings-moms-olive-oil.html

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  13. http://dabblinginthedelicious.blogspot.com/2011/07/baked-sunday-mornings-moms-olive-oil.html

    so good!

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  14. Yum! http://boxingoctopus.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/baked-sunday-mornings-moms-olive-oil-orange-bundt-cake/

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  15. we liked it! did it in a sheet pan...

    http://holdmyhope.com/2011/07/31/baked-moms-olive-oil-orange-bundt/

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  16. I loved this cake! I infused the olive oil with some fresh basil and it gave the cake an really delicious, can't-quite-put-my-finger-on-it taste. I didn't have a bundt pan, so I used a tube pan instead.

    I love BAKED Sunday Mornings (:

    http://www.sixteenbeans.com/2011/07/orange-basil-olive-oil-bundt-cake.html

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  17. Terrific cake! http://goodlivingoutwest.blogspot.com/2011/07/moms-olive-oil-orange-cupcakes.html

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  18. Loved it! But I wasn't surprised. I'm a big fan of Bundt cakes, and of cakes with oil rather than butter.

    http://www.porkcracklins.net/2011/07/moms-olive-oil-orange-bundt

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  19. Wow! I made the deadline!! Yeah!

    I too think I was in the minority on this. While, I liked the cake, I didn't like it enough to justify the amount I spent on the recommended high-quality olive oil. I guess I was hoping to be blown away, and I was not.

    http://thegreatcakecompany.blogspot.com/2011/07/sunday-baked-olive-oil-orange-bundt.html

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  20. This was delightful! I made mini versions of the cake!

    http://makingmichaelpollanproud.blogspot.com/2011/07/baked-sunday-mornings-moms-olive-oil.html

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  22. http://amy-zach.blogspot.com/2011/07/orange-olive-oil-bundt-cake-baked.html

    Always late!

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  23. Ohhh, is this good. I will be makeing this again. I paired it with fresh stawberries. Yumm

    http://connie-inthekitchen.blogspot.com/2011/07/baked-moms-olive-oil-orange-bundt.html

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  24. Finally putting my link up:

    http://frolickingnightowl.blogspot.com/2011/07/moms-olive-oil-orange-bundt-baked.html

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  25. Olive oil it's an amazing ingredient to make cakes

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  26. That looks absolutely delicious. Many people do not know how good olive nutrition is.

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  27. This is good article. You have done a great job here. Lemon oil is used for various purpose. If you have purchased oil of lemon from United States, contact here. We offer wide range of high quality essential oil product.

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  28. Hi Sandy,

    Just wondering if you were going to come back sometime and start posting again. You are missed, even by us that were just lurkers and enjoyed seeing the weekly recipes. Hoping to see you again.

    God bless.

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