Orange Cake

12/10/2014 06:35:00 pm 0 Comments A+ a-

It's been two months since I have baked a cake and that is because my oven is playing peekaboo with me . After resting for 1 month in the workshop last week I got my oven back . Tuesday was my In laws marriage anniversary and I want to bake a cake . As oranges are seasonal so I tried my hand for an orange cake . While I was looking for an eggless recipe I found this recipe on the back side of our astrology calendar . So let's start the recipe . Yum

For cake

1 cup Cake Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon orange extract
1/4 cup walnuts , chopped (optional)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup yoghurt , beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup castor sugar

For buttercream frosting
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoon orange juice
A drop Food color

For cake
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees and grease and dust a 9 " or 10 " round pan.
Take sifted cake flour , baking soda , baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
Mix milk with yoghurt and whisk it . Add sugar and butter and whisk again till frothy. Now add orange juice and orange extract in it. Mix well.

To this wet mixture add orange zest and sifted flours half at a time and gently fold in . At last add chopped walnuts . Mix well and pour the batter in cake baking pan.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 180 degrees or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean . Remove the cake from pan and cool on wire rack .

For frosting:

Take the butter @room temperature in a mixing bowl . Add half a cup icing sugar at a time and beat it with electric beater .
Beat again by adding the remaining icing sugar . Add orange juice and food color of your choice and beat till creamy. Fill the butter cream in piping bags and decorate the cake as per your choice.

Enjoy the cake!!

Ok one more...

Serve-6. Baking time -35 minutes

Note: You may skip walnuts in the recipe. The amount of sugar was good for us but if you want a bit more sweeter then add 1 cup of sugar.
You may eat the cake without frosting as well. Best regards,
Sapana Behl

Hi, I am Sapna,  a food blogger and mother of two pretty girls from India, living in Ireland.

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