Orly Peli-Bronshtein's Orange Cake. Photo: shutterstock
Orly Peli-Bronshtein's Orange Cake. Photo: shutterstock
Recipe

Orange Cake

Almog's favorite Orange Cake. An opportunity to prepare it this Shavuot, and remember those still not at home this holiday

Almog Meir Jan’s Favorite Recipe: Almog is known for being a joyful and laid-back person who easily makes friends with everyone. He enjoys singing in the car and cooking with his mom. Having just finished his service in the IDF, he intends to start working in the high-tech industry in Israel. Almog is a devoted brother, uncle, son, and grandson.

Note: you will need a Kugelhopf (bundt) pan.

“Shavuot of Longing” was made in collaboration with, and with love from, Be’eri Print and Foody Israel.

For more recipes from “Shavuot of Longing”

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The Cookbook "Shavuot of Longing". Photo courtesy of the Hostage and Missing Families Forum
The Cookbook “Shavuot of Longing”. Photo courtesy of the Hostage and Missing Families Forum

Ingredients for Orange Cake

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1½ cups Sugar
  • 3/4 cup oil (corn, sunflower or light olive oil)
  • 1 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
  • grated orange peel from two oranges
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • confectioner's sugar for finishing (optional)

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 325F (160C) degrees.

  • 2. In a mixer, beat the eggs and sugar for 10 minutes at high speed.

  • 3. Turn the mixer down to medium speed and slowly add the oil until firm peaks are formed.

  • 4. Turn the mixer down to slow and slowly add the flour and baking powder until fully incorporated.

  • 5. Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish and bake for 40-45 minutes until the cake is browned. Check readiness using a toothpick. The cake is baked in the toothpick is just slightly moist.

  • 6. Let the cake cook at room temperature for 10 minutes before placing it on a cake plate.

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From the Hostages and Missing Families Forum:

As Shavuot approaches, we have launched the “Shavuot of Longing” project, which connects us through the heart and stomach to our dear brothers and sisters.

The book contains 75 recipes spread across 180 pages, including their most beloved dishes.

From the pastry they start their mornings with, to the warming winter soup, to the dessert that sweetens their hearts.

This upcoming Shavuot holiday, we invite you to prepare a recipe from the book, place it on your holiday table, and continue to raise awareness for the 125 brothers and sisters who must return home to celebrate this holiday with us.

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