Wednesday, May 13, 2009

MOIST ORANGE CAKE

This delicious cake is rich and full of flavours.
This quick orange cake is yummy without the frosting.
I sometimes just sprinkle icing sugar on the top.




Ingredients:


Plain flour : 170g
Baking powder : 1 1/2tsp
Salt : 1/8tsp
Butter at room temperature : 115g
Castor sugar : 115g
Grated rind of one large Orange
Eggs : 2 at room temperature
Milk : 2tbsp

For syrup and Decoration:

Sugar : 115g
Fresh orange juice : 250ml



Method:


1. Preheat oven at 180˚C/ 350F.


2. Grease and line 18cm square cake tin / 9inch round pan and keep aside.


3. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder thrice.


4. With an electric mixer, cream the butter until soft. Add the sugar and orange rind and continue beating until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time. Add milk and vanilla essence and continue beating.


5. Spoon into the cake tin and bake until the cake pulls away from the sides, about 25minutes. Remove from the oven but leave in the tin.


6. Meanwhile, for the syrup, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice over a low heat. continue stirring for 10minutes. Then let the syrup cool.


7. Prick the cake all over with a fine skewer. Pour the syrup over the hot cake. It may seem at first that there is too much syrup for the cake to absorb, bu it will soak it all up. Unmould when completely cooled and decorate with small triangles of orange slices arranged on top or with fresh orange icecream.

46 comments:

  1. Oh wow love the orange hint in the cake....Looks soft and yum...

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  2. THANK U 4 D QUICK COMMENT VARUNAVI N KITCHEN FLAVOURS :)

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  3. and i ate all of it...yummy.... :)

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  4. Soft and yummy orange cake Lena!!!

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  5. Wow it looks so soft and moist...delicious...send me some pieces too :)

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  6. Yummy cake... love that colour and also the softness :)

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  7. Wow that cake indeed looks moist and so yumm.

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  8. Thank u swapna, padma and happy cook :)

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  9. thank u paritha..do one thing, send that "strawberyy cake in basket " fst...den i wl send dis.. :)

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  10. Wow the cake looks moist n delicious! I'm content to have this without frosting :)

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  11. The cake looks soo moist and delicious..:)
    You got a nice blog there...

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  12. Thanx for the visit and for the comments Lena..Liked ur blog too..Cake looks yummy,i too add orange zest in my basic cakes..it really brings nice flavor...

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  13. I have plans to make an orange cake too. But the recipe I have is different from yours.
    Nice cake.

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  14. Lovely looking cake.Nice blog and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  15. Hi, thanks for the comment. You have a lovely blog :) The orange cake looks so moist and delicious...nice flavor.

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  16. Anything citrus I like it, super moist slice :) U ve some cool recipes.

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  17. mmm I love oranges in cakes and jams... looks very moist and soft!!!

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  18. thanks Vrinda, Smitha, N33ma, Gita, Cham and Ramya... :)

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  19. Orange cake looks Lovely..can imagine the heavenly flavor!.. :)
    Glad to note that WE(Swapna-my best friend, my class mate in college....Shaheen of Malabar spices, the best of my blogger pals and my inspiration and Me have inspired you to blog)!!!
    BEST OF LUCK, Girl..
    Happy blogging...
    P.S- the fact is that three of us are losing interest in food blogging now.. :(

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  20. Lena...thank you sooo much for all the lovely comments in both my blogs.... there is a small suprise for you in my blog....please accept it :):)

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  21. Thank you bharathi..but upload recipes..dont loose interest in food blogging..

    swapna...thanks alot for sending that cute award for me...this is my first award..so very special .. :)

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  22. Lena have a look at this... if needed can also delete this comment after looking at it :)
    click on my recipe index - upma and other tiffin under drop down to see my version of kuli and sweet paniyaaram
    or click any these 2 links
    http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/03/kuli-paniyaaram.html and
    http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/04/sweet-paniyaram.html

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  23. Hi Lena,
    The orange cake when kept simple tastes the best :) and here your preparation looks so beautiful and moist...hmmm looks like everyone at home must have finished the cake in minutes :)
    TC

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  24. Orange cake looks delicious. Must to try recipe for me:)

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    http://elitefoods.blogspot.com/2009/05/announcing-event-express-potluck.html
    Thanks.

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  26. thanks padma, suparna and vicky :)

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  27. oh..wow..thats so so yum Lena..I love anything in Orange flavor..last time ,we had an orange chicken from a chinese shop..lol
    ..n thanks so so much for covering my blog..5 hrs..:)..am so glad n thanks for all those comments dear..:)..btw where are you working in Pune?'cos I was there before marriage..

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  28. thanks for stopping by my blog, Lena. You have a nice blog too. Orange cake looks sooo moist and tempting :)

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  29. Thank you varsha, vibaas and rechel

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  30. I love orange flavours splly in cakes, thats a soft and delicious cake Lena!

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  31. wow!nice blog ... yummy ! yummy !

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  32. It does look very moist and soft Lena. It would be nice to have cup measurements too, I don't have a weighing scale :(

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  33. orange cake looks yummy and moist.Nice click too:).

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  34. the cake looks as if it will melt in your mouth.. good job.

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  35. Thanks Priya, Mangala, Anuvidya, Dhanya and Mahima.. :)

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  36. first time here....Nice cake...even i hv a cake recipe in my blog..

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  37. Thats indeed a rich moist cake! Would love to taste!!

    I was looking for a mushroom fried rice recipe! thank god u hav posted:)

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  38. Absolute yum....bookmarked this one too....lovely colour

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  39. Thanks Prathibha, Raks and priti.. :)

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  40. wowww..so moist cake..looks delicious...your ewcipe is bookmarked...

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  41. wowww,,,...it looks really moist...superb snap Lena..

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