Orange Cake


2/3 cup orange juice


1/4 cup olive oil (not extra virgin)

2 eggs, separated

1 Tablespoon grated orange zest

1 2/3 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

confectioners’ sugar for dusting cake top

Honey Tips

Honey Is Magic

In the days before biology and botany were understood, people thought it was a special kind of magic that turned flower nectar into honey.


Preheat oven to 350°. Coat 8"-9" springform pan with non-stick cooking spray. Lightly dust pan with flour. Mix together orange juice, honey, olive oil, egg yolks and orange zest. Set aside. Beat egg whites into soft peaks with an electric mixer. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add orange juice mixture and beat until just combined. Gently fold in egg whites until they are just incorporated. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until cake tests done. Let cool on rack 10 minutes. Remove the sides of springform and finish cooling. When cool, sprinkle top with confectioners’ sugar.