Pumpkin and Orange Breakfast Cake with
Fresh Orange Syrup
For a midday snack, serve with ice cream.
5 large eggs
1½ cups unsalted butter, softened
1½ cups granulated sugar
3 Tbsp. finely shredded orange peel
1½ cups canned pumpkin
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup sifted cake flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
Fresh orange syrup (see recipe)
vanilla yogurt (optional)
Separate 3 of the eggs; let eggs, yolks, and whites stand at room temperature
for 30 minutes.
Grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.
In a large bowl beat butter, sugar, and orange peel with an electric mixer until
light and fluffy.
Add 2 whole eggs and the 3 egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well and scraping
down sides of bowl between each addition.
Beat in pumpkin.
Sift together the all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, and salt.
Beat or stir dry ingredients into pumpkin batter in 3 or 4 stages, blending
gently but thoroughly after each addition
(if using a mixer, stir in final addition by hand to avoid overworking the
batter). Wash beaters thoroughly.
In a small bowl beat the 3 egg whites with an electric mixer about 1 minute
until soft peaks form (tips curl).
Fold whites into batter. Scrape batter into the prepared pan, smoothing surface
with a spatula.
Bake in the center of a 350° oven for 65 to 70 minutes or until top of cake is
springy when lightly touched and a wooden
toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack; cool
Serve immediately or cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days or
freeze for up to 2 months.
To serve, place 1 slice of cake on each plate. If desired, beat yogurt with a
spoon to thin slightly.
Drizzle each slice with Fresh Orange Syrup and yogurt.
Makes 10 servings.
FRESH ORANGE SYRUP:
In a small saucepan combine the juice from 1 large orange (1/3 cup) and ½ cup
Cook and stir over low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
Increase heat, bringing syrup to a boil. Boil gently, uncovered, without
stirring for 2 minutes. Use immediately or cool then refrigerate for up to 3
days. (Heat through over low heat before using.)