Vermont Maple Gifts
Oprah's Collection Maple Syrup Gift Box - Maple Gifts in Vermont
A Tasty Recipe for You
(Maple and Orange Tea Cake)
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- 1 ¼ cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 4 tsp orange zest
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup cornmeal
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/3 cup Sugarmaker’s Cut Maple Syrup
- 2 medium sized oranges sliced very thinly
- Preheat oven to 350 °F.
In a large bowl or standing mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time until fully incorporated. Add orange zest and vanilla.
In a small bowl stir the flour, cornmeal and baking powder together. Have the cup of milk ready and then add the flour mixture and milk alternately to the batter.
Heat a 12 inch skillet with fluted edges, preferably cast-iron. Add the third cup of butter and maple syrup. Bring to a boil and then turn off the heat. Place the sliced oranges in the syrup in an overlapping arrangement. (The slices can overlap quite a bit since the cake will separate them a little when it rises.) Turn the heat back on and let the oranges simmer in the syrup for about five minutes. Gently pour the batter over the oranges and place the pan in the oven. Bake for about 40 minutes or until a fork poked in the middle comes out clean.
Take the pan out of the oven and let cool for just a minute. Find a plate that fits over the pan and invert the cake onto the plate, taking care not to burn yourself with the pan or the syrup. Replace any stray slices of orange and scrape any excess syrup back onto the cake. Serve warm or room temperature.
Runamok Maple produces infused, smoked and barrel-aged maple syrup along with our pure maple, which we call, Sugarmaker’s Cut. We love pure maple syrup but have discovered that the potential for taking it in new directions is limitless. Maple marries exceptionally well with a variety of flavors. Some of them are tried and true like cinnamon and vanilla and some are unexpectedly out of this world, like our original Makrut lime-leaf. And our barrel-aged syrups have taken this North American treasure to a whole other level.
We are constantly working on new recipes to highlight the unique flavors in our syrups, and have gathered them here, on our website, for you to try. We hope you will explore it for ideas as well as information about our operation.
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Best, Eric and Laura Sorkin