Blood Orange Walnut Cake

blood orange walnut

Blood Orange Walnut Cake
Source: The Boot
I had some blood oranges, so this cake seemed like the perfect thing to make. I wasn’t too impressed with this cake, especially it turned out on the drier side, although everyone at the party enjoyed it. I forgot to use the zest, so didn’t turn out to be that orange-y; that would probably have made a difference. I also used 6 tbsp juice instead of the milk. For topping, I sprinkled 2 tbsp sugar on top and didn’t put the glaze as suggested by the original recipe.

Makes about: 1 9×5 loaf
Prep time: 15 min
Bake time: 45 min

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup toasted walnuts
3 tbs low-fat milk
3 tbs vegetable oil
3 tbs juice (from 1 blood orange)
2 tsp orange zest
2 eggs


1. Preheat oven 350F. prepare 9×5 loaf pan.
2. Mix together sugar, buttermilk, milk, juice, vegetable oil, and eggs.
3. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg.
4. Stir in walnuts.
5. Bake 45 mins, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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