Recipe courtesy of Nadia G
Episode: Geezer Grub
Total:
1 hr 55 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 55 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups organic cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon Italian extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 3 eggs
  • One 3.2-ounce orange peel flavored chocolate bar, chopped

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Special equipment: 8-cup mini loaf pan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8-cup mini loaf pan with 1 tablespoon of the butter. 

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Whip together the remaining 1/4 cup butter, the ricotta, sugar, olive oil, orange zest and vanilla bean seeds in a separate large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed. Add the dry ingredients and continue to beat until light and airy, another 3 minutes. Drop the eggs into the mix session one at a time. Drop in the chocolate bits and stir with a spatula until they are evenly spread throughout the batter. 

Pour the batter into the mini loaf pans and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Insert toothpicks into the pound cakes to see if it pulls out clean. 

Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool fully.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

30-Second Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Jeff Potter

Prize Winning Pineapple Upside-Down Cake on the BBQ

Recipe courtesy of Mary Odor

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Compete to Eat

7:30am | 6:30c

Compete to Eat

8:30am | 7:30c

Emeril's Florida

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped

10am | 9c

Unwrapped

10:30am | 9:30c

Unwrapped

11am | 10c

Unwrapped

11:30am | 10:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

12pm | 11c

Unwrapped 2.0

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

1pm | 12c

Unwrapped 2.0

1:30pm | 12:30c

Unique Eats

2pm | 1c

Unique Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Unique Eats

3pm | 2c

Unique Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Unique Sweets

4:30pm | 3:30c

Unique Sweets

5:30pm | 4:30c

Unique Sweets

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here