Bolo de Laranja

 

Bolo de Laranga/Orange Sponge Cake

Just in time for Berry season. This recipe is similar to Pao de Lo, (Portuguese Sponge Cake) but the orange flavor really stands out. I was surprised at how easy it is to make. The best part of this cake is that it uses; NO OIL & NO BUTTER which makes it a great low fat dessert.  All you need are 6  basic ingredients that most of you have on hand everyday so it’s a great go-to dessert when you need something easy and quick.

 

Ingredients:

5 eggs (room temp)

1 1/2 cups flour (sifted)

2 oranges

2 cups sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1  tsp baking powder

Wash oranges and slice off peels into very thin slices trying not to leave on any white rind. Slice the remaining orange into slices and cut off any excess membrane.

In a food processor, add the orange peels and segments, 5 eggs & salt. Blend into a puree consistency.

Strain the batter through a fine strainer into your mixing bowl. Stir the batter with a fork to sift through stainer.

Discard any remaining segments left in strainer.  Add sugar and beat the batter for about 15 minutes until very thick and foamy.

Sift flour and baking powder together into a small bowl and mix well. Add the flour mix to the batter 1/4 cup at a time  on low speed until incorporated.

This should only take about 2-3 minutes. Line a fluted cake pan with parchment paper & slightly grease & flour the pan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add your batter and bake at 350 for about 15- 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes, then invert right side up onto serving plate. Sprinkle with confectioner sugar and serve plain or with berries & whipped cream.

Enjoy!

Tia Maria

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