Monday, November 06, 2006

Orange Cake

I was so busy cooking that I simply had no time to update my blog. Amongst my latest "creations" is a delicious Orange Cake. I saw the recipe on the Internet last week and thought it will be nice to try it. Lately I noticed a pattern in my cooking behavior - I never follow a recipe from start to end, I always alter something, add or change. Same happened here. So I bases my recipe on the one I got from Ynet by
In any case they called it Orange Cake with Warm Syrup... The syrup definitely adds but it is not a must in my opinion, if however you decide not to prepare the syrup I suggest adding some more sugar to the cake if you like real sweet cakes, otherwise you can follow the recipe as is.
So here is my adapted recipe:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
125 gr. Butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoon candied citrus skin
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest
15 gr. Butter

1. Pre-heat the oven to 175 C
2. Mix together all dry ingredients
3. Whip the butter and sugar to a puffy batter, add eggs one at a time.
4. Add candied citrus flour and juice alternately, finish with flour.
5. Pour the batter into a baking tin and bake for 40 min or until golden.
6. While the cake is in the oven prepare the syrup: put all the syrup ingredients in a small pot, boil and preheat before use.
7. When the cake is out of the oven with punch with a fork (a few holes) then brush the cake with the syrup. Leave the cake to cool down and then take it out of the tin.
The cake is ready!


Blogger Another Shade of Grey said...

It looks delicious. I will be looking for the recipe.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Mmmmm, I love citrussy cakes and these look heavenly! By the way - did you see I tagged you for a meme a while back?

Hope you have time to take part - would be very intresting to see your answers :-)

6:53 PM  
Blogger Scott at Real Epicurean said...

I'm sure that with the syrup, it's a great desert. Without, it's great with a cup of coffee - good stuff.

3:16 AM  
Anonymous keiko said...

Hi Star-apple - thank you for visiting my site, the orange cake looks really lovely - there are many oranges around at this time of the year, I shall give it a try :)

6:16 PM  

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