Ohhh pound cakes… It’s so easy to do and so comforting. Before this one, I had never made pound cake myself but I always bought slices at the cute little coffee shop down the street. Some people call it pound cake, other bread. As far as I’m concern, I could easily put it in the same family as the banana and walnut bread or even the Anastasia bread I made last year.
Although the only difference is that this batter create a much softer cake/bread compare to the two other ones. It has the feeling of a little pillow in your mouth, thanks to the ricotta and the added egg white.
I hope you’ll also enjoy this orange and cardamom mix. It’s a new obsession of mine (I seem to develop obsessions pretty easily). I recently made a tapioca pudding flavored with orange blossom flower and cardamom and it was out of this world! Definitely a match of flavor to remember for future recipes.
On this, enjoy this soft and silky ricotta, orange & cardamom pound cake with a nice cup of tea as a fun afternoon snack or as a desert topped with ice cream!
Have a great Tuesday everyone 🙂
PS: You can even toast it and add butter on it.. it’s divine! 😉
– INGREDIENTS –
1/2 cup of light ricotta
1 egg white
1 tablespoon of margarine
3/4 cup of cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of orange juice (I used 100% pure bottled orange juice)
1/2 teaspoon of cardamom
2 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
2 cups of sifted flour
zest of 1 navel orange
1- Pre-heat your oven at 350. Grease and flour a 10″ x 4″ (approx) non stick bread pan.
2- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the ricotta with the sugar, vanilla extract, orange zest and cardamom till you end up with a smooth paste (sort of). Keep whisking while adding the 3 eggs and 1 egg white.
3- In another mixing bowl, sift the flour and add your baking powder. Reserve
4- Alternatively, start adding your flour mixture to the sugar mix and your orange juice slowly while stirring till your cake batter become smooth and silky.
5- Pour the batter in your previously greased and floured mold, bake for 1 hour in the center of the oven. Wait for it to cool down before removing the cake from the mold and voilà!