Orange Cornmeal Cake

Orange Cornmeal Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

A cornmeal cake is really a very primitive cake but dressed up can be quiet elegant. We really enjoy a cornmeal cake and one does not last very long here at the cottage. The recipe is very versatile and several different fruits, juice or even wine can be used, but our favorite is orange. I like to use the little "Cuties" from the market, they are very plentiful this time of the year and lend a great flavor to this classic cake.
This Is A Very Simple Cake 
No Mixer Required, Just Stir It Together

Orange Cornmeal Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Prepare A Spring Form Pan

Orange Cornmeal Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pour In The Batter and Cover With Sugar

Orange Cornmeal Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Out Of The Oven and On The Cooling Rack

Orange Cornmeal Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Orange Cornmeal Cake
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup olive oil plus 2 tablespoons
3 large eggs, room temperature
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons Cuties Orange Zest
1/2 cup Cuties Orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cut a round of parchment paper for the bottom of the 9 inch spring form pan.
Brush the spring form pan with some of the 2 tablespoons olive oil, making sure that the sides and the bottom of completely covered. 
Place the round of parchment paper on the bottom of the oiled pan, then brush the top of the parchment paper with the oil, then set aside.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, shredded coconut, cornmeal, baking powder ,baking soda and salt. Make sure this mixture is completely blended together.
In a medium mixing bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, orange zest, orange juice and vanilla extract. 
Slowly add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until completely blended. Stir together until smooth.
Pour the batter into the prepared spring form pan.
Smooth the top of the batter and sprinkle the 1/2 cup sugar over the top of the cake.
Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until the center will test clean.
Remove from the oven and cool on a rack until room temperature.
After the cake is completely cooled, remove the cake from the pan and place on a serving plate.
Garnish with orange peel and mint.
We are serving our cake with our special whipped cream and macerated strawberries.
Recipe Tip
For the special whipped cream, add 1 tablespoon orange zest to 1 cup of whipping cream and 4 tablespoons powdered sugar. Whip the cream until soft peaks appear.
To Macerate the strawberries, cut the strawberries in quarters and place in a bowl, sprinkle enough sugar over the berries to cover them well. Place a cover on the bowl and let stand at room temperature for several hours. Remove the cover and stir the berries, there will be lots of great juice and flavor.

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Orange Cornmeal Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Cake Is Ready To Serve

Orange Cornmeal Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

 This Cornmeal Cake Is Delicious

Orange Cornmeal Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Garnished With Our Special 
Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Orange Cornmeal Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy Your Slice Of Cake

Orange Cornmeal Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Thanks so much for stopping by to have dessert with us today. You came by just at the right time to enjoy this delicious Orange Cornmeal Cake. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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Miz Helen

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  1. I have been wanting to try a cornmeal cake and now I want to even more. I love how you gussied yours up!

  2. I've never heard of cornmeal cake - it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Have a wonderful week.

  3. Hi, I came across your post on Over The Moon. Hmm .. I'm looking to try baking your Orange Cornmeal cake, looks yummy!!

  4. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

  5. Yum... Since moving to the south I've learned a lot of recipes using cornmeal, but have never seen a cornmeal cake. This is definitely on my list to try. Thanks so much for linking to First Monday Favorites.


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