Candied orange slices are a sweet complement to this richly textured cake made with chopped almonds and nutty semolina flour. Look for semolina flour at Italian and gourmet markets or health-food stores.

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Ingredients

For the Candied Orange Slices
For Serving
For the Cake

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease sides of a 10-inch tube pan with removable bottom.

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  • Beat egg whites until stiff, approximately 7 minutes. Add sugar, then yolks, and beat until stiff, adding baking powder along the way. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, condensed milk, vanilla powder, and the orange zest until smooth.

  • Fold the whipped butter mixture into the egg white mixture. Fold in cake flour, semolina flour, and chopped almonds.

  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cover with aluminum foil and bake an additional 10 to 20 minutes.

  • While the cake is in the oven, make the candied orange slices: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange orange slices in a single layer and generously dust with confectioners' sugar. Transfer to 350-degree oven and bake until bubbling and lightly golden around edges, about 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Turn off oven and leave cake in oven for 30 minutes. Remove cake, place on a cooling rack, cover with foil and a plate to cool for 1 hour.

  • Remove cake from pan and serve with candied orange slices and whipped cream.

Reviews (4)

60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
02/22/2011
But why vanilla powder instead of the usual essence?
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02/21/2011
King Arthur has the semolina flour as well.
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02/21/2011
Hi, infrared. Go to kingarthurflour.com and search for vanilla powder. They give a full description. King Arthur Flour is a great source for varied baking ingredients.
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02/21/2011
Where do you find vanilla powder ? And what is is ?