Plan a perfect afternoon with an outstandingly delicious Orange Cake Recipe that is bursting with flavor and has the texture of a cloud, soft and fluffy! No one in my house can resist the alluring smell and taste of this delectable coffee cake.
Winter brings many seasonal fruits and vegetables along with it. One such fruit is the plain looking orange. There is something special about juicy, citrusy oranges. Can you guess? It’s quite versatile and can be used in almost every style of cooking – from juices to cakes. Orange Cake Recipe
Among all the variations of citrus fruits – oranges are my personal favorite. Nothing is more refreshing in the wearisome winter then eating a plate of oranges or sitting down and devouring a delicious cake along with coffee. Hmm, why not combine both of these amazing ideas, and create an ultimate winter recipe.
A cup of hot refreshing coffee and a slice of freshly baked cake is what a cold, freezing winter weather demands. So, I decided to bake an easy recipe that perfectly blends with the ﬂavors of any beverage – a zesty Orange Cake recipe!!
With this idea in my mind, I visited my local grocery store and my recent trip yielded an ample amount of oranges. Big, juicy oranges, just perfect for this recipe. Orange Cake Recipe
NOW ONTO THE RECIPE!
Start by sifting all the dry ingredients together so there are no lumps of ﬂour/baking powder left behind. Cream butter and sugar together until its light and feathery.
This delicate creaming method incorporates air into the mixture which results in a light, moist and spongy cake.
Once the creaming process is completed and the mixture is a pale and light color, start blending the eggs into the mixture, one by one. Add the rest of the ingredients, along with the dry ingredients and whisk until the batter has a smooth and silky texture.
The concluding step would be to add the orange zest and orange juice. Adding just a tablespoon of orange zest will add a mild and subtle citrus tone to the cake. If you want a more conspicuous and prominent ﬂavor, add a teaspoon or more.
Bake as directed below. Allow the cake to cool in the cake pan for a while before demolding. A light dusting of powdered sugar will add an enticing charm to this cake. Feel free to add an orange glaze on the top or enjoy it as it is.
Once it was at an appropriate temperature, I spread a hot glaze of melted white chocolate all over the top and allowed it to stream down the sides.
The ﬁnal product of the cake turned out to be an irresistible piece of food that no one could deny. Its enchanting taste lets my taste buds be seduced into a sweet heaven.
You will love everything about this cake. It’s an intensely flavored cake that is
- super moist
- bursting with fresh orange flavor
- and maintains a perfect balance of sweet and tart.
What more can you ask for? All in all, one of the most delicious coﬀee cakes I have to oﬀer for the cold winter time.
CAKE FLOUR MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE!
Wondering what is cake flour and why is that used in this recipe? I can explain. Cake flour is fine flour with low protein content. Because of this low protein, it adds a tender, delicate crumb to these cupcakes and makes them light and fluffy.
This low protein content influences the gluten or elasticity of the flour thus making cake flour a perfect ingredient for baking.
Other option would be – substitute 1.5 cup cake flour with 1 and 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour + 1/4 cup of Cornflour/cornstarch.
Do give this yummy cake a try and if you happen to make these, please comment below and leave your feedback.