Torta Speziata Con Uva E Scorza D'Arancia
Spiced Grape Cake With Orange Zest

About This Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious grapes recipe with a difference? If you are, you’ve found it! Here’s my spiced grape cake with orange zest for you to enjoy.

Grape cake is a rustic Italian bake, which is traditionally made during the grape harvest when the fruits are in abundance. It can be eaten at any time of day – even as a dessert with a glass of Vin Santo. The combination of butter and oil makes this a really light cake and very, very moreish.

TwitterFacebook

10

Serves

12

Ingredients

Grapes

Main Ingredient

Meat-Free Recipes

Type

Ingredients

  • 75g Salted Butter, Softened
  • 150g Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 1 Orange Grated Orange Zest
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 50ml Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • 120ml Olive Oil
  • 150g Plain Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 150g Red Seedless Grapes, Halved Lengthways
  • 2 Heaped Tablespoons Demerera Sugar

Weight Converter

Found in This Book

Feast your eyes on the finest spiced grape cake with orange zest! It’s straightforward and fun to make this great dish. Simply follow the instructions below and get the perfect result.

Step By Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC/gas mark 3 and line a 20cm round loose-bottomed cake tin with baking parchment.
  2. Whisk the butter and sugar together in a medium bowl until creamy and well combined. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Add the orange zest, nutmeg and cinnamon, pour in the milk and olive oil and whisk to combine.
  3. Tip in the flour and baking powder and give it a final beat.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and evenly scatter over the grapes. Sprinkle with the demerara sugar and bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave in the tin to cool.
  5. Once cool, remove from the tin and slide onto a serving plate. Serve with your mid-morning coffee or afternoon tea.

GINO’S TIP: Make sure the grapes are all dry before you add them so that they don’t sink to the bottom of the cake.

Per serving

Kcal 329
Fat 19g
Saturates 6g
Carbs 34g
Sugars 23g
Fibre 1g
Protein 3g
Salt 0.31g

Once you’re done, simply sit back and enjoy your spiced grape cake with orange zest and don’t forget to check out other great authentic Italian recipes including great antipasti recipes, Italian pasta recipes, Italian soup recipes, Italian beef dishes and authentic pizza recipes.

Previous Recipe

Apple & Rosemary Cake

View Recipe

Next Recipe

Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich

View Recipe

Discuss This Recipe

More RecipesGet Inspired

Tagliatelle PrimaveraSpicy Tagliatelle With Peppers, Courgettes, Red Onions And Thyme

I never want to hear from anyone that it's hard to cook for a vegetarian. I know if you are a meat lover it can be annoying but there are some amazing pasta dishes out there that you can cook and this is one of them. Peppers, courgettes and onions are a great combination of vegetables and with a small punch of chilli, make this meal delicious. You can substitute fettuccine instead of tagliatelle if...

4

Serves

9

Ingredients

Vegetables

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Torta di cioccolato e fragoleChocolate & Fresh Strawberry Cake

Italians from the south don’t bake cakes all that often but my sister Marcella makes this for me whenever I visit and I love it. The combination of moist chocolate cake and fresh strawberries is wonderful and I can never only have one slice; in fact there is always a fight over who gets the last piece (I normally win!) The cake is also fantastico made with raspberries!

8

Serves

11

Ingredients

Chocolate

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Petti di pollo al forno con pomodoriniTray-baked Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

Tray-bakes are the perfect way of cooking for a family. They’re quick and easy to prepare, and you can be inventive with flavours.

4

Serves

9

Ingredients

Chicken

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Mozzarella SfiziosaMarinated Mozzarella Balls

When you think of Italian cheese, two come to mind immediately – mozzarella and Parmesan. This recipe puts mozzarella front and centre with two different marinades that are guaranteed to impress!

2

Serves

16

Ingredients

Cheese

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Capesante brasate con piselli e pomodori secchiBraised scallops with peas and sun-dried tomatoes

I adore scallops and must admit that I don’t like to interfere by adding too many ingredients that will alter their natural flavour, but I really think this recipe is special. It is so simple and quick to prepare and is very flexible in terms of being great as a dinner for one, or a starter or a main at a dinner party. You can replace the pancetta with chorizo if you prefer, and of course...

4

Serves

9

Ingredients

Seafood

Main Ingredient
View Recipe

Insalata di Couscous con Olive e AsparagiCouscous Salad With Olives, Asparagus & Grana Padano

Couscous is so easy to prepare, but it does need the addition of some really good flavours to make it come to life. This rainbow salad is a fantastic source of vitamin C and is surprisingly filling. It’s great as a main course or you can reduce the quantities and serve it as a side with barbecued meats or grilled fish.

4

Serves

13

Ingredients

Couscous

Main Ingredient
View Recipe