Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weeknight Baking: Grapefruit Olive Oil Poundcake

I'm a little behind on blogging this week, but I have a baking adventure to share.  Another Smitten Kitchen recipe complete.  With a few spare grapefruits on hand, it seemed the perfect time to try this recipe, Grapefruit Olive Oil Poundcake from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook.  Plus, I just purchased a new portrait lens for my camera this week, a 50mm 1:1.8 G, which turned out to be ideal for pound cake close ups.  :)
While I love grapefruit, I found this cake was almost too grapefruit-y, if that's even possible.  The syrup, glaze, and poundcake all are infused with grapefruit juice and/or zest.  However, having said that, the glaze really added an delicious oomph I appreciated.  I also used Trader Joe's gluten-free all purpose flour for the first time, which worked nicely.  While I probably won't be baking any grapefruit cakes again anytime soon, I may try using this recipe, but substituting in oranges or blood oranges for the citrus component.

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4 comments:

The Bluest Skies Are In Seattle said...

Love that lens, great pics! I need to do some baking, maybe I'll try this with lemon instead of grapefruit.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I know what you mean about being "too grapefruitty" - sometimes it just packs too much of a punch! Your pics turned out great through!

Sarah and Stewart said...

I can't handle straight grapefruit, but I bet this would be yummy. I was at a hotel this weekend and they had grapefruit body wash that smelled so amazing! I totally stole it. ;-)

blueberriesandbasil said...

Michelle, that's on my list of things to try! The sprouted kitchen girl is a step ahead of you and Anna - http://www.sproutedkitchen.com/home/2013/1/28/meyer-lemon-loaf.html - try it with lemon next time! Love the pics, I may have to pick your brain about cameras sometime!! And congratulations on your exciting news!!!

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