What happens when you bake up my basic cake doughnut dough in little loaf pans? Amazingness.
You get the texture of a tea cake and the flavor of a doughnut. Drizzle with doughnut glaze and slather on some rhubarb orange compote. The perfect weekend treat.
Rhubarb Orange Compote
I had some oranges that needed to be used, and rhubarb coming from the garden quicker than I know what to do with it… while I hadn’t ever heard of orange and rhubarb together, it seemed like a fun idea. Wow… these are two flavors that completely belong together. If you have some rhubarb to use, I highly recommend giving this compote/jam/spread stuff a try.
Juice of 3 oranges
1 orange, with the peel still on, very thinly sliced into rounds
Zest of 1 orange
4 or 5 stalks of rhubarb, cut into 1 inch lengths
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar (depending on your sweet preferences)
A pinch of salt
Put everything in a pot. Stir, over medium heat, until everything gets nice and soft and thick. Done.
If you want to make the tea cakes, just follow the basic cake doughnut recipe, using a tiny bit more milk than normal, and bake in a small, parchment lined, loaf pan for about 30 minutes at 350F, until golden on top.
12 thoughts on “Doughnut Tea Cake with Rhubarb Orange Compote”
Great pictures, makes me hungry.
Above all I love the cake crumbs 🙂
Yum! love the diptych pairs you chose.
I’m enjoying Penny’s class right now, too! Your lunch looks better 😉
I am DYING looking at this…looks amazing!!!
I did not know you can bake doughnuts and get something that tastes like doughnuts. I thought the frying step was crucial. On the other hand, I always do rhubarb and orange compote to eat with my morning yoghurt. It is surprisingly good. Rhubarb goes very well also with lemon (zest and juice), surprisingly: I was expecting the two tart flavours to crash, but they go along pretty well instead.
Your pictures are as usual a huge inspiration. Thank you.
mmmm looks delicious, making me hungry
Oh my goodness. That sounds (and looks) like the most delicious thing ever. Interesting flavour combination, can’t wait to try it.
What a bit of brilliance! Must try…
Wow this looks incredible! I love that rhubarb orange compote too. Yum!
This looks heavenly. I love the idea of baking it in a loaf pan! And that orange rhubarb compote looks divine.
This sounds delightful. A tea cake that tastes like doughnuts? The best of both worlds. 🙂
Gorgeous Photography 🙂
This is so good! I made this and followed every word of your recipe. Everyone raved! Thanks