Tuscan Cake with Citrus Compote
( I did make some substitutions- they will be in Pink!)
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons of EVOO(extra-virgin olive oil) - I didn't have enough oil (opps) so I used 1 1/2 tablespoons of pure vegetable oil (Don't tell)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp grated grapefruit ring (My grapefruit was bad so I used clementines instead)
- 1/1/2 tsp grated lime rinds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1( 6 ounce) container of plain yogurt. (I use Greek yogurt which involved math- ugh- I found out that between 2/3 and 3/4 cup is 6 ounces. Remember there are 8 ounces to a cup NOT 16 like I thought)
- 1 1/4 Cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of cornmeal- the first time I have ever used cornmeal in cooking.
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat over to 325 degrees.
- Grind up the limes and clementines
3. Place sugar and oil in a large mixing bowl; beat at high speed 2 minutes or until well blended.
4. Add the egss 1 at a time and beat well after each addition,
5. Add the rinds, yogurt, and vanialla; beat until just combined.
6. Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder and salt, stirring with a whisk (A whisk is very important)
7. Add the flour mixture to the oil mixture and stir with a whisk until just combined. Pour into a greased cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
For the Compote:
- 2 large Red grapefruit ( I didn't have those so I used clementines)
- 4 Large Oranges
- 2 tbsp of fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- 3 tbsp of honey
- 1/8 tsp of cinnamon
1. Peel the fruit, reserve the juices and set the fruit in a medium bowl.
2. Combine the reserved juices, lime and lemon juice in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Stir in the honey and cinnamon. Simmer until syrupy. Cover and chill for 30 minutes, mix with the fruit and pour over the cake.
And the Cake!!!!
So, while I was making the cake I did have a helper. (or someone who wanted to help)
(Hey Mommy what are you doing? Can I help?)
(Is that for me?)
(I can't believe I couldn't lick the spoon)