Orange Marmalade Cornmeal Cake

Today we made Orange Marmalade Cornmeal Cake!

1/2C olive oil, 4 egg whites plus 2 whole eggs, 3/4C granulated sugar, 1/2C orange juice, 1T orange zest, 1 1/4C flour, 1/2C fine yellow cornmeal, 2t baking powder, 1t salt, 1/3C sugar, 1C orange marmalade, powdered sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

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In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, 2 eggs, 3/4 cup sugar and orange juice until smooth.

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In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Stir into to wet until just blended. Whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in zest and 1/3C sugar until stiff and glossy.

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Fold into batter.

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Turn into 2 greased 8″ round cake pans.

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Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean and the edges just begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool 20 minutes. Remove one cake from pan.

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Spread marmalade on top.

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Remove second cake from pan. Place on top of marmalade. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top, if desired.

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