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 Happy Cake

Pans: 2 loaf pans or 1 10 cup bundt pan

Cocoa mixture
1/2 C cocoa powder
1/2 C sugar
1/3 C water

Orange batter
3 C all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 C sugar
1 C extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp finely ground white pepper
1/4 tsp cardamom
5 eggs
Zest of 1 orange
Juice of 1 orange
1 cup milk or non-dairy milk
Preheat oven to 350 and grease and flour a 10 to 12 cup bundt pan or 2 6 cup loaf pans.

Whisk together cocoa, sugar, and water in a small bowl.

Mix together flour, salt, and baking powder, and sift.

Beat together sugar, oil, vanilla, and spices. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Continue to beat until the mixture is thick and pale, 3-5 minutes. Add juice and zest.

Stop the mixer and add 1/3 of the flour mixture. Beat on low speed until just blended. Add half of the milk and beat until just blended. Repeat with another third of the flour, the remainder of the milk and then the last third of the flour.

Split the batter in half and add the cocoa mixture to one half. Mix well.

Pour the batters into the pans in alternating layers. The marbling will happen as they bake.

Bake until a tester comes out clean, about 50 – 60 min. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes and invert onto a rack. Let cool completely.

 

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