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:
ingredients:
cake
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

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

Preparation
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!

4 Comments:

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?
http://cooksister.typepad.com/cook_sister/2006/10/butterfly_effec.html

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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