Orange Juice Coffee Cake: Dairy Free version

Last week I shared a new recipe I had discovered and really enjoyed: Orange Juice Coffee Cake. Because we had enjoyed it so very very much I wanted to make it again. A friend was visiting us from the US and she cannot usually eat dairy so I adapted the recipe to be dairy free. It is really no different but we preferred this version so I thought I would share.

It is lighter and even more orangey!

 

Orange Juice Coffee Cake: Dairy Free

  • Servings: 1 loaf or 12 muffins
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS:Coffee Cake 2

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • zest of one orange or 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400F (200C) and grease a loaf pan or 12 muffin tin
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together oil and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Whisk in egg, orange juice, and zest until fully combined.
  • Gently stir in dry ingredients. Careful not to over mix.
  • Pour into greased loaf pan/muffin tin. Fill muffins 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Muffins will be done. Cover loaf pan so as not to burn the top and bake for 15 minutes more.

Crocheting: rainbows and ruffles

While making the Sampler Afghan, I really enjoyed this particular¬†stitch and so I thought: ¬†“Why not make a little granny row blanket out of lots of colors and put ruffles on it?!”

So that is what I did.

There are about 6 different skeins of yarn in this blanket. 2 full 1oog skeins and 2 full 5og skeins along with little bits from other skeins for lots of bright colors. I mixed up all of the skeins into a random order and made one large ball so that I would have a very randomized color pattern. It was an experiment and I really enjoyed the outcome. I cannot wait to have reason to make another one. This one is just for practice.

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Crocheting: a sampling

After making adorable little things I wanted to learn some new stitches. I came across this Crochet Along Afghan on The Inspired Wren (here is the original post) and decided to give it a try. 10 different stitches 2 times for 20 squares and a perfect sized afghan.

I learned so much from this little sampling. I think I like crocheting even more now.

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This afghan was completed May 2016

Orange Juice Coffee Cake

Today was a coffee cake day. It’s summer and we are in lazy mode. :p What is better for brunch than an orange juice coffee cake?! Nothing.

Light and refreshing this is a great treat for brunch or tea!

Orange Juice Coffee Cake

  • Servings: 1 loaf or 12 muffins
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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CakeINGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/4 cup olive oil (this combo makes it very light, use all butter for a slightly denser cake)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (approximately 1 orange)
  • 1 egg
  • zest of one orange (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400F (200C) and grease a loaf pan or 12 muffin tin
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together butter, oil, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Whisk in egg, orange juice, milk, and zest until fully combined.
  • Gently stir in dry ingredients. Careful not to over mix.
  • Pour into greased loaf pan/muffin tin. Fill muffins 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Muffins will be done. Cover loaf pan so as not to burn the top and bake for 15 minutes more.