Ingredient List
For the cake:
  • 2 cups (400 g) sugar
  • 2 cups (490 g) water
  • 6 tablespoons (175 g) unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons (5 g) ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon (0.5 g) ground clove
  • 3 ¾ - 4 cups (375 g) whole wheat flour
  • ⅓ teaspoon (2 g) salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons (7 g) baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons (9 g) baking soda
  • 2 large (90 g) eggs
  • Zest of 1 orange (1-1.5 tablespoons)
  • Confectioners’ sugar, optional
For the Cake:
  • Combine the sugar, water, unsalted butter, ground cinnamon and cloves in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Allow to cool before use.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease with butter or oil a 10-inch Bundt pan.

  • Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl.

  • Mix eggs and orange zest into the spice and sugar mixture until smooth. Then add the flour in three parts, mixing to avoid air pockets.

  • Pour into the pan and bake at 350°F for 55 minutes or until a toothpick or wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean and internal temperature is 200°F – 210°F. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes, then run knife around edges of pan to loosen sides of cake. Turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Just before serving, dust the cake with confectioners’ sugar.

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