Orange Cake Recipe
Plan a perfect afternoon tea with this wonderful cake recipe. An outstandingly delicious tea- time orange cake recipe that is bursting with flavor and is soft and fluffy as a cloud !! This cake never last that long in my house. 🙂
Don’t you agree there is something special about oranges? Guess what? This bright and juicy, citrus-y fruit reminds me of winters. Summer brings succulent mangoes and winters brings a wide variety of ripe oranges. Among all the varieties of citrus-y fruits – clementines are my favorites. Whether be a glass full of fresh-squeezed orange juice or enjoying them as is – I just love oranges. There’s nothing more comforting than sitting by a sunny window and enjoy fresh oranges in winters. Yum and delicious!!
Surprisingly, my recent trip to the grocery store yielded some fresh oranges and now I am all up for making a simple yet flavorful orange cake recipe. Yes, an outstandingly delicious and beautiful tea- time orange cake recipe. 🙂
RECIPE DETAIL – Because of its low protein content I have used cake flour to prepare my cake. To substitute cake flour – use 1 1/4 (one and one fourth cup ) cup + 2 tablespoon of all purpose flour mixed with 2 tablespoon of cornstarch.
Start by sifting all the dry ingredients together so there are no lumps of flour/baking powder left behind. Next, cream the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Creaming method incorporates air into this mixture which results in light and fluffy cakes.
Once the creaming process is done and the mixture is pale and light in color, start mixing in the eggs one by one. Add rest of the ingredients, along with dry ingredients and beat until the batter is well blended and smooth.
Final step would be to fold in the orange zest and orange juice. Adding just a tablespoon of orange zest will add a mild citrus tone to this cake which will be very mild. If you want a more pronounced and noticeable flavor, add a teaspoon or two more.
Bake @350 F for 40- 45 minutes until the toothpick comes out clean. Allow it to cool down completely before inverting. A light dusting of powdered sugar will add charm to this cake. Feel free to add orange glaze on top or enjoy as is.
Once it was cooled, I spread a warm glaze of melted white chocolate all over the top and allowed it drizzle down the sides. It tasted heavenly!!
Do give this easiest orange cake recipe a try and if you happen to make this recipe, please leave me a comment or share your pics with me on Facebook. I would love to see your creation and would be happy to answer any questions. Cheers!