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Orange Coffeecake in a round fluted pan

My Tiny Sicilian Grandmother’s Orange Walnut Coffeecake

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  • Author: Retrogirl


This coffeecake is full of walnuts, orange peel, and Grandma’s love!



1/2 Cup Butter

11/2 Cup Granulated Sugar, Divided

2 large eggs

1 Cup Whole Milk

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Cup Walnut Halves or Pieces

1 Large Navel Orange

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1 Teaspoon Salt


Grease and flour a round or square baking dish and preheat your oven to 375 Degrees.

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and 1 cup of sugar. Beat in two eggs, and the baking soda dissolved in milk. Stir in the walnuts. Unless you have your own orange tree, wash and dry your orange. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the orange, trying to get at little of the pith as possible. Using kitchen shears, snip the peel into small matchstick-style pieces, then stir into the batter. Add the flour and salt, and stir just to combine.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 25-30 minutes. When cool, combine 1/2 cup sugar with 1/4 cup orange juice and spoon over the cake to make a glaze.

When the glaze is dry, serve

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