Mini Orange Butter Cakes with Rhubarb Compote

Author: Canadian Living

Just a hint of orange adds subtle flavour to these buttery little cakes.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2008

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups milk
Compote:
  • 3 cups chopped fresh rhubarb (thawed)
  • 3 cups chopped frozen rhubarb (thawed)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup whipping cream (optional)

Method

Compote: In saucepan bring rhubarb, sugar and orange juice to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until tender, 15 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Beat in orange rind and vanilla.

In separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt ; stir into butter mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 of milk. Spoon into greased and floured mini loaf pan with eight 3/4-cup (175 mL) moulds.

Bake in centre of 350°F( 180°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Let cool on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Wrap individually and store for up to 2 days or freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.) Serve with compote, and whipped cream (if using).

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 297 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 428.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Cholesterol 94 mg
  • Saturated fat 12 g
  • Total carbohydrate 60 g

%RDI

  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 27.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 18.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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