Over the past few month a lot of marketing and hype (which come to think of it, is the same) surrounded that gluten free cake coming soon to a Starbucks near you. If you live in the US.
Starbucks Canada does not know if they will get this cake into their stores or not. Overpromise, underdeliver.
In discussion about my disappointments with Victoria, she mentioned that seven years ago she already made this cake with a recipe she found online. I go, "Bullshit, you did not". I would remember. A flourless orange cake?
Anyway. Victoria dug deep into her old papers from our Las Vegas days and DID find that scrap of paper with the flourless Valencia Orange cake. It originated from Tina Davis in Jerusalem who forwarded it to Martha Shulman who posted it online. So Starbucks can make a flour less Orange cake for Celiacs. In the US. Not in Canada. Or Jerusalem.
Victoria made it for me. Just to show that Starbucks is like the rest of us. Not some miracle bakery I made them out to be.
Great cake. You have to use the whole orange, peel and all, which is a strange concept but it works. Just boil the oranges for two hours. Mush them up. Mix it up with the rest. Incredible flavor. Excellent texture. Simple and few ingredients.
Now I know where all that pulp goes from the Orange Juice we buy WITHOUT pulp. Starbucks is buying it to make your flourless Valencia Cake. Enjoy, America.