1 1/2 cups + 1 Tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice (about 4-5 large navel oranges)
1 Tbsp finely grated orange zest
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 tsp kosher salt
5 large eggs and 3 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups + 1 Tbsp Delizia Blood Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup dried cranberries and 1 cup confectioners sugar
Position a rack in the middle of the oven, remove any racks above, and crank up the heat to 350°F. Coat a 12 cup bundt or tube pan with 1 Tbsp blood orange oil and set aside.
Finely grate the zest of 2 oranges, then squeeze 4 of them. You should have 1 1/2 cups and 1 reserved tbsp of orange juice of juice, if not, squeeze the 5th orange. Set aside.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand held mixer in a large bowl, beat the eggs on medium-high speed until well combined about 1 minute. Slowly pour in the granulated sugar and continue beating until thick and pale yellow, about 3 minutes. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and blood orange olive oil, starting and ending with the flour, and beat until just a few wisps of flour remain. Pour in the orange juice, zest, and dried cranberries and whirl for a few seconds to bring the batter together.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a cake tester comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it, about 1 1/4 hours. If the top is browning too much as the cake bakes, cover lightly with foil. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 15 minutes and then turn the cake out onto a rack over a sheet pan. Mix together 1 tbsp reserved orange juice with confectioners sugar to form a glaze. Pour slowly and evenly over the warm cake. Serve at room temperature.
Makes 8-10 servings