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This year has been challenging for many. For me, these challenges have shown me that I already have what really matters: my family. I am thankful for them, my health, and I am particularly thankful for all of you my friends that have always come back to my website.
For Thanksgiving, I celebrated quietly with my loved ones and we started our day with a delicious brunch. The highlight of our brunch was that beautiful almond orange cake.
It’s delicious, colorful, and perfect for our small gathering. I could not help sharing my cake virtually with you. Wherever you are, be safe and remember that I am grateful for you. Happy Thanksgiving!
2 sticks of butter
1 ½ cups of sugar
1 cup of orange juice
2 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
Zest of 1 orange
1 tbsp of vanilla extract
2 tbsp of Bourbon
½ cup almonds
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
Spray a pan with non-stick spray
Using a mixer, cream the butter, and the sugar.
Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each.
Add the orange zest, vanilla, bourbon, and beat for about 8 minutes.
Add half of the flour
Add the juice
Mix the salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the rest of the flour and add to the cake mixture. Beat on low for another 2 minutes.
Add the almonds to the batter and fold.
Transfer the batter to the prepared cake pan.
Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool
For the glaze, I melted the orange marmalade in a saucepan and added 1 tbsp. of Bourbon and 1 tbsp. of water. I poured it over the cake and decorated it with slices of oranges and cinnamon sticks.
I hope you are enjoying your day safely. Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.