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The flavor of this spiced orange compote improves with time so make it a day ahead or the morning of your party. Serve chilled in a clear bowl so the colors show through.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2007


Recipe Summary

1 hr 35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Oil an 8-inch round cake pan (see Variation), line with parchment paper and oil the parchment.

  • Stir together honey, oil, egg yolks, zest, juice and 3 tablespoons crystallized ginger in a medium bowl. Sift whole-wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer on high in another medium bowl until soft peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Stir the honey mixture into the flour mixture with a wooden spoon. Gently fold in the egg whites with a rubber spatula until they are well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake and turn it out onto the rack. Let cool completely.

  • Just before serving, sift sugar evenly over the top of the cake and garnish with the remaining 2 tablespoons ginger. Serve with Spiced Orange Compote on the side.

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Nutrition Facts

1 slice
280 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 51.5g; dietary fiber 3.4g; sugars 29.9g; fat 6.9g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 37.2mg; vitamin a iu 357.2IU; vitamin c 46.7mg; folate 56.5mcg; calcium 75.5mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 12.7mg; potassium 189.8mg; sodium 174.9mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

1/2 starch, 3 other carbohydrates, 1 fat