Candied Orange Cake

The low fat cake is topped with candied oranges and a light orange glaze instead of frosting.



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Servings: 8 to 10
Prep Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients
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    1 1/3  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    2/3  cup 
    sugar
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    2   teaspoons 
    baking powder
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    2/3  cup 
    milk
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    2   tablespoons 
    olive oil
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    2   tablespoons 
    butter, softened
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    egg
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
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    Candied Orange Slices, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
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    Candied Orange Slices (see recipe)
Candied Orange Slices
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    navel oranges
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    sugar
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    water


Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Lightly grease and flour a 9 x 1 1/2-inch round baking pan; set aside.
2.
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, oil, butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Stir in chopped Candied Orange Slices. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove and cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan. Cool completely.
4.
Place cake on a serving plate. Arrange Candied Orange Slices on top of cake. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the orange syrup. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Candied Orange Slices
1.
Trim ends from oranges; slice into 1/4 inch thick slices. In a large saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to boiling; add orange slices. Return to boiling. Reduce heat to medium and boil gently, uncovered, for 12 minutes, gently stirring orange slices into syrup occasionally. Remove from heat. Preheat oven to 200 degree F. Line a very large baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove orange slices from syrup using tongs or a fork, reserving syrup. Arrange orange slices on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour or until oranges are translucent and candied, but still soft. Remove from oven; cool completely on baking sheet. Store in an airtight container. Transfer syrup to a small bowl and chill until needed.

Note
  • You may also order candied orange slices from: www.ultimatenut.com (See Australian Glace Fruit).
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 285, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 36, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 51, Monosaturated fat (g) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 33, pro. (g) 4, vit. A (IU) 292, vit. C (mg) 26, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 60, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 223, Potassium (mg) 153, calcium (mg) 111, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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